For always remembered. Yours friends in Panama
Hafa Adai and Happy Birthday Allan, my dear friend. May you rest in peace. No matter what time zone you were in, you were always available to assist our Guam team when we called. You've taught me a lot. You've made me laugh a lot. And, you've left me with many treasured memories. Thank you so much. I miss you.
Mary, Derek, and Kevin, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May you continue to have courage to face the days ahead, and may Allan'sloving (and crazy) memories give you peace and comfort.
Hello Mary and Sons. I realize it has been a month but I wanted to let things settle for your family. I just wanted to say what a Pleasure it was to work with Allan and all of his craziness. His feisty spirit let you know it was going to be an adventure in whatever project you would work with him. He was a joy to be around. I am truly, truly sorry for your loss. He will be missed by all of us. May God Bless and watch over your family. I know Allan will be watching over you.
What can I say that has not been said. Allan had a great sense of humor. It was always great when he came to visit in Houston. He was always there when we needed him whether it was for work or just to chit chat and lift up our spirits. I will truly miss him. Happy Birthday My Friend.
I missed the funeral due to a family emergency, but first of all let me offer my deepest condolences to all of Allan's family. He was a big chunk of my working life and I'll miss him badly. From the dark days of the late 70's when we taught each other new swear words working on Selectrics to the implementation of Shanghai we worked together on everything from broken CTOs to whole airports, and who could forget Guam, Guam, Guam and Guam? Then there was the Continental bankruptcy, the Eastern bankruptcy, transitions from Continental to CCS to System One to EDS to HP, the UA-CO merger, Y2K, Day One, being called at midnight to be told you're out of work, being called at eight in the morning to be told you're working again, through it all Allan maintained his sense of humor. Truly one of a kind.
We really got to know Allan during our Panthers Hockey season when the” ATM” line cashed in with goals every game. Kevin Adams, Todd Monteros and Mikey Pieroth made up that infamous line that took us all the way to State Champions that year. Our hockey families shared many good times together and we loved every minute of it. Since that time, we have watched Kevin grow into a young man. A man that is hard working with good values and high integrity. After reading what others have wrote about Allan and his work ethic, it is evident that the apple does not fall far from the tree. You two have done a great job instilling these characteristics in your boys, you should be proud that you have raised fine men. We will always have fond memories of Allan and will miss him dearly. Peace, Prayers and Blessings....
I will always remember Allan with a smile on his face and some witty or clever observation to be made. The world was a better place with him in it. I'm glad i got to know him and I'm thankful for the time we got to spend with him.
Allan was my mentor into the Continental family we had a lot of laughs a few rounds of golf and of course a lot of drinks together. Allan will be missed by all his family and friends. Thanks for teaching me the ropes at Continental
It's not possible to think about Allan and not smile. His sense of humor and perspective on life was always refreshing. He is in our hearts and minds forever.
Mary, I was deeply saddened by the news of your loss. It is impossible to adequately express my sympathy at this difficult time. We were in the same office since the 90's until the United Continental merger, and I had worked very closely with Allan on many projects. I remember waking up Allan at 2AM in Guam just to help me program a controller. Allan was a good friend as well as a good colleague. He will truly be missed.
Because of Allan, work was never boring and the practical jokes kept us all laughing. There was never a dull moment when Allan was around! Those memories will live on in my heart forever.
What a hoot! I first met Allan during the merger between Texas International Airlines and Continental Airlines. Loved working on projects with him and having him as a part of our IT team which actually was more like our IT family. Allan was great at taking care of the Asian projects (by himself I might add) and was THE expert on those installs. Full of stories and it was fun to listen to them. Thank you my friend and we will miss you.
Allan was a special individual. His ability to keep things in perspective, focus on the task, and yet add levity to any situation was amazing. Condolences to the family and friends. He will be deeply missed. He was greatly appreciated!
Mary, Allan spoke of you and the boys fondly, I am truly devastated at your loss.
I like many others worked with Allan on the Continental Account in El Segundo, he was a joy to work with. The Account will not be the same without him. He may be gone, but will never be forgotten by his friends as EDS/HP. We were blessed to have the opportunity to work with him.
I will continue to keep you and the boys in Prayer.
- Yvonne Sweeney
I worked with Alan on several projects at the Houston airport and really enjoyed the time spent with him. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Nick Verdina
Allan, I enjoyed knowing and working with you very much. Most of all, our I enjoyed the friendship we developed over the short amount of time we spent working together. You will be missed by many of us here at United. My condolences and prayers go out to you and your family for our loss. Your Friend and Colleague , Frank Greco
I had the pleasure of working with Allan on many IT projects at Continental Airlines. Allan was one of the good guys who always went the extra mile. He was a very smart man and a great guy to work with. He had a sense of humor that was always upbeat. He along with several others managed to get everyone to start calling me “King Arthur”. I took it in stride and still to this day smile when I think about his shenanigans.
Allan, you were the one mostly responsible for my career at Continental Airlines and subsequent companies. The many years working with you, and for you, will always be my favorite and most memorable.
Allan invited me, some 30 years ago, to fly down to Panama with him. We stayed with his mother at her home and also was able to meet his sisters. That's a fond memory I have as I was able to see another part of the world as most others do not get too.
To Mary Jo, Derek, and Kevin, my deepest thoughts are with you at this time. Your husband and father was liked by so many people in the working world as I'm sure he was outside of work.
He will be very much missed. Thank you Allan for being a part of my life. Goodbye my friend.