It’s All About the Love

It is with broken hearts that we, Alan’s wife, daughter and son, write this last entry in It’s All About the Parking.

Our dear Alan passed away Friday evening at home in his bed with his family around him. He was relaxed, comfortable and free of pain.

Alan did not like the title of cancer warrior. He did not fight his cancer, he lived with his cancer.

Thank you for offering Alan continued strength and support by reading his words and offering your responses.  He loved knowing that he reached so many and of course receiving your comments.

His funeral will be held in our hometown of Modiin, Israel at 11:00 am.  The family will be sitting shiva together at our home.

The End


About Alan

F---ing Cancer since 2011.
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22 Responses to It’s All About the Love

  1. alizabernsteinatlumenis says:

    Baruch Dayan Emet. His posts were human, thoughtful, at times uplifting, but most of all from the heart. May his memory be for a blessing.

  2. Annie says:

    I will miss Alan’s musings. He taught me that life is all about the parking – finding joy in and humor in the daily journey. Thank you Alan, I will miss you. Without a doubt,
    Your legacy will endure.

  3. Jay Akselrud says:

    Its hard to believe this.
    Besides being one of my closest friends and someone Ive knows for 25 years … I really grew to know the real Alan in the past few years…. You always put on a brave face and your posts always put things in the proper perspective. Just last week, a friend of mine had his house broken into… and he said he got strength from Alan’s postings…

    Carly and andrew, your dad and I spent alot of time together … in the airports, planes, greg’s …. and he would always talk about how proud he was of you guys…carly, the siyum and your love of learning …as well as your army service.. and andrew… your dad was always talking about your maturity cooking… working …I’m sure you knew how proud he was of you guys

    Tammy, I hope h-shem gives you the strength to carry on. You are a rock and showed incredible strength and support through all this.

    . May the Almighty comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

  4. Sharon says:

    Tammy,Andrew and family- So sorry for your loss. Alan was a brave man. He fought his cancer with all the strength he had and never lost his sense of humour. He will be missed by us all. Sending you all strength and love and hugs. BDE

  5. Yaacov and hannah rosenrauch says:

    Sorrowfully we received this message . Our love and condolences to the entire family.
    May Alan’s memory be a מיליץ יושר for all of us

  6. Cheryl Munk says:

    BDE. I hope you can find comfort in your happy memories. I loved working with Alan and his blogs were especially well-written and heartfelt. He will be missed.

  7. Clara Hollander says:

    Sending our deep condolences and love. He was a special person of deep reflection and love. He will be missed. We love you and are sorry not to be able to be with you.

    With sorrow and love, Clara and Ben >

  8. Rosalyn Grad says:

    Baruch dayan emet. We are so sorry for your loss. Alan will be missed. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.

  9. Nina glick says:

    As old Montreal acquaintances especially close with Jeffrey we send you our love and feelings of great sorrow.
    Mordechai and Nina Glick

  10. Miryam and itzik says:

    Alan thank you for being part of our lives. The light is out on the first day of chanuka

  11. Sherry says:

    I only knew Alan from this blog and was in awe of his grace and wisdom. His words put many things in perspective for me. I bet there are many many people who have taken solace from his writings. He was clearly brave and strong of heart and set a fine example for us all. I am sorry for your loss but you must be very proud of the way he conducted himself through such difficult times.

  12. Deenah says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had the honor of meeting Alan about a year ago and will always remember him. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and know no more sorrow.

  13. Chavi stern says:

    Bde . So sorry for your loss. When my daughter shani worked with him with Jonathan he was always very kind to her. I followed his blog. Hope you will turn it into a book . Larry and chavi sterncc

  14. Esther and Jonah Loewenthal says:

    Our sincerest condolences to the whole family.
    May you be comforted together with the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
    Our hearts go out to you and the whole family.

  15. mort says:

    Alan was a wonderful person who inspired all who met him with his words, deeds, and the way he lived is life. He was so articulate and clear thinking that he taught us lessons when he let us be part of his life in times of joy and moments of struggle. No matter how difficult his personal condition was, he found a silver lining in that dark cloud and showed us how a wickedly wry sense of humor can lighten the impossible odds he faced. His life and memory are already a blessing to us all and will continue to be so in the future.

    With deepest condolences and love,
    Mort and Wendy

  16. Lisa sepulveda says:

    With a broken heart I share hugs with all of you. He loved you so and was so proud of all. I am grateful for the years of friendship and inspiration.

  17. Adam Mayer says:

    Our deepest condolences. Alan was such a wonderful human being…kind, funny, smart, inspiring and full of love. We will greatly miss him.

    With all of our love,
    Adam and Stacey

  18. Helen Mayer says:

    Alan taught us so many of life’s lessons, the importance of kindness and respect for everyone. He made us think of our priorities. He valued family. He had a wonderful sense of humor, even as he faced so many challenges. Tammy, Carly, and Andrew, we send you our sincere condolences. May he be an inspiration for us all. We will miss him.
    With much love,
    Helen and Eugene

  19. Jonathan Gisser says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Alan from high school and had been following his nisyonot. I will always remember him as a great guy that everyone loved. Hamakom yenacheim etchem b’toch shaar aveilei Tzion v’Yerushalayim.

  20. Sigal and Rob says:

    We are so sorry for you loss. Our hearts and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. He had an amazing sense of humor and was very brave. We will miss him.
    With our condolences and love,
    Sig and Rob

  21. Miri and Dovid Gantshar says:

    This news left me saddened and stunned. Alan was a rock who bravely shared his challenges with humor and poignancy. Your family’s strength will continue to inspire. You have all reminded us that at the end of the day Hashem walks beside each one of us and holds our lives in his hands. I pray that you feel Hashem’s comfort in your loss and know that others are sharing your sorrow.

  22. thesmallc says:

    I’ve been absent for a while and thought about checking up on Alan this weekend. I was not expecting to learn about this sad news. I enjoyed reading Alan’s heart-felt blog entries. He was clever, funny, honest, kind and very supportive of others. Alan will surely be missed.

    Please accept my deepest condolences. I’ll be thinking of you all.

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