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Alan M. Ozell (1917 - 2013)

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Alan M. Ozell

Alan M. Ozell died of heart failure on March 22,2013, at the age of 95. He was born in Izmir, Turkey, August 26, 1917. He graduated in 1939 from Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey, and came to the University of Illinois where he received MS and Ph.D. degrees in Structural Engineering.

He is survived by his wife, the former Flo Nell Morris, whom he married in Oklahoma City, OK, in 1945. Their children are: Phillip (Terry Allen) of Atlanta and children

Elliott, Allison and Emery; Camille (James H. Park) of Tallahassee and children Melissa (Kenyon Roberts) and their daughter Emily, and Rebecca (Matt Hale) of Tallahassee; Tony (paul Coleshill), Glasgow, Scotland; and Timothy (Desha Stoneback) of Maple Grove, MN, and children Lily and Amelia. Alan was a devoted father and grandfather.

Alan taught structural engineering for four years at the University of Oklahoma and worked as a consultant designing bridges on the Oklahoma City to Tulsa turnpike. From 1954, to 1961, he was a Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Florida.

In 1961 he opened a consulting engineering office in Sarasota. He moved to Jacksonville in 1964 where he was associated with various consulting firms. He and Flo Nell moved to Tallahassee in 2008.

While at the University of Florida, Alan did pioneering research on prestressed concrete, and was active in organizing the Prestressed Concrete Institute. He designed numerous highway and interstate bridges in Florida, Oklahoma and other states. He did the structural design for many commercial and industrial complexes, including the structural design for the Saturn Assembly Building and the Vertical Assembly Building (V AB) at Cape Canaveral. Throughout his career, he wrote numerous technical aticles for professional magazines and joumals and was named a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He remained active in structural design until the age of 90.

The family wishes to express its deep appreciation for the dedicated, compassionate care Alan received from the Big Bend Hospice, with special thanks and gratitude to Lesley and Bianca.

There will be a private memorial service for the family at a later date. The family requests

that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan

Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or to the . •

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Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Mar. 29, 2013
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