In Memory


Alan Cirker

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07/19/11 09:35 AM #1    

Robert Kohansky

Alan passed away on July 18, 2011.  He had been suffering with pancreatic cancer and lost a gallant fight.  He leaves behind his lovely wife, Susan, two fine sons. Josh and Michael, his mother, Florence, and sister, Jane.  We were friends since the 4th grade at Arrandale, and were next door neighbors during our high school years.  Alan, Bruce Paul, and I graduated from UB and the three of us remained good friends for so many years.  Will always remember Alan's great humor, his knowledge of politics and his love of the sports world.  Alan also loved to reminisce about Great Neck and the past.  

Alan was a practicing attorney (graduated Georgetown) in Washington, D.C. until he joined Alpha Industries in the early 80's.  He helped develop the company from a military contractor to an internationally recognized branded clothing company.  The story is told in "The Alpha Story" (2009), a book Alan authored and was planning to distribute at the reunion.  He will be sorely missed.              

Bob Kohansky 

08/10/11 09:43 PM #2    

Nathan Taylor

Not many people knew, maybe just Alan and me, that at lunch, on the back of the ice cream dixie cup covers, there was always prize that one could get....just for sending the cover in.  We made up the name Moxie Mellobachie and used Alan's  home address to receive our prizes. The level of anticipation, after we sent away our dixie cover top, was often too much to bear.  Sometimes we got a plastic Army figure, sometimes it was a girls toy (ugh).....but once, we got a helicopter toy that when you pulled the string, the helicopter could actually fly..............right across the cafeteria.........right into Mr Lincoln's head. We got in a little trouble, but I explained to the authorities that Alan made me do it....I didn't want to...but he made me!!!!!!

Oh, that Alan....what a trouble maker.......

Damn.....he left us too soon.


Nate Taylor



10/17/11 11:58 AM #3    

Jane Clarren (Waldeck)

 Alan and I grew up together on Essex Road. He was one of my best friends and his family felt like my own. I was so looking forward to seeing him at the reunion. We had communicated by email about reconnecting again and he sent me pictures and information about his family and life. I was always told his sister Jane was my namesake. I think of him often when I look back on life. He was an important part of my past and am so sorry he is gone.

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