On 8/6/15, after a brief but intensive battle with metastatic melanoma, Alan passed away with many friends and family members nearby. Alan and his wife, Sheila, moved to Santa Barbara from West Los Angeles in July 2013 to be near their daughter, Karen Dutton and her family. Their son, Craig Wallace and family reside in Olympia, Washington.
Alan spent four years in the US Navy as a Communications officer and was stationed in Adak, Alaska and Morocco. He met Sheila when they were both very young, and this past June 26th marked their 55th Wedding Anniversary. Alan had a 38 year career as a Senior Internal Auditor in Joint Ventures for Texaco, Inc. where his job took him and his wife all over the world. Upon his arrival to Santa Barbara he volunteered much of his time to the Santa Barbara Jewish Federation.
In addition to his children and their spouses (Winston Dutton, Lori Kishimoto), his three grandchildren, Aaron Dutton (21), Noah Dutton (19) and Anya Wallace (17) were his greatest joy and he could talk for hours about their talents and accomplishments.