Alan Stephen Prokop
1971 - 2021
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Alan Stephen Prokop
October 17, 1971 - January 1, 2021
Oceanside, CA
Alan Stephen Prokop of Oceanside, California, passed away on January 1, 2021, at the age of 49. At the age of seven, he sustained an illness from which he never fully recovered.Alan was born in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Dr. Bradford and Adrienne Prokop. He was educated in the Topeka Public Schools and was a graduate of Topeka West High School. Al was an honors graduate of the University of Tulsa where he majored in Political Science and International Relations. Throughout his life he spent personal and professional time in political endeavors and supporting various causes and candidates.Al enjoyed working in client service roles. He was skilled at building relationships. He recently retired from a managerial position at Thompson Reuters, a multinational mass media company.Al loved living on the California coast, were he spent his happiest times at the beach taking long walks with his friends. His love for people resulted in him building and maintaining friendships throughout his life. During the last twelve years, he enjoyed a very special relationship with his closest friend, Robbyn.Alan is survived by his parents, three siblings, Janet, Linda and Edward, their spouses as well as three nieces and four nephews.Because of the pandemic, a formal service will not be held at this time. A family gathering and remembrance will take place in the future.

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Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Jan. 14, 2021.
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January 21, 2021
I remember taking long drives up and down the coast with Alan. We loved to do that. I miss you .
Robbyn
Significant Other
January 18, 2021
I use to babysit alan & ed like Bryan played baseball many times in his parents front yard. I lived across the street. I'm so sorry for your lost.
Bill McLeod
Neighbor
January 17, 2021
Family visit to CA
Scott Wickstrom
Friend
January 17, 2021
Groomsman Wedding
Scott Wickstrom
Friend
January 17, 2021
I've been dreading writing this note because it makes Al's passing feel so real and permanent, I started 4 times and never could get my words or thoughts out right. I finally told myself I had to get this done out of respect for Alan and all those that loved him, but it still doesn't accurately convey how I really feel.

I had the privilege of knowing Alan for 3 decades and we remained close that entire time. Alan was more like a brother than a friend and I'll miss him more than works can express. I met Alan at TU in 1990 when he pledged the Sigma Chi fraternity. I became close with Alan right off the bat, and our friendship only grew stronger as the years passed.

Over the years we've been through countless good times together, laughing, joking, hanging out, texting or talking on the phone. We've also supported each other through some hard times, that's a big part of what made our friendship so special. We could share anything, always being open and honest, regardless of the circumstances. We supported one another and I always knew Alan was there for me, I only hope he felt the same about me. We talked lots of football over the years, playing in Fantasy and Pick'em leagues together. Constantly debating Charges vs. Broncos in our conversations. We'd actually get mad at each other on those Sundays when Denver played San Diego, neither of us wanting to be on the loosing end of a game. I will say, he came around and was cheering for Denver when they won Super Bowl 50...hahaha

Alan was a Groomsmen at my wedding and became a close friend of my wife's too. I'm glad Alan had the chance to meet and spend time with both of my kids. He made a trip to Colorado several years back and we made our way to San Diego a few years later. The kids still ask me why everyone calls him "Big Al", I just laugh and tell them, if you knew him as well as I do you'd understand.

I'm thankful I had the chance to meet Robbyn, and even more thankful that Alan and Robbyn found each other. She meant the world to Alan and stood by him through the good times and the hard times, just as any good life-partner would. It breaks my hart to know that Robbyn will have to move forward without him in her life. They really were meant for each other.

I feel so sad for his family and their loss. Alan's parents welcomed me into their home when we'd go to Topeka on a breaks from college. My sincerest condolences go out to his parents, his brother and his sisters, I'm sure their pain is even more significant than mine.

God bless you Alan, I know you're in a better place, and I pray that you are at peace. I'll make sure to talk to you from time to time and I ask you to keep an eye on me, I'm still counting on your support! We'll meet again one day my friend......
Scott Wickstrom
Friend
January 17, 2021
Got to know Al at the Sig house at TU, and became pretty good friends. Had lots of phone & text conversations with him the last several years in SoCal. Had a lot of health troubles but always remained very positive. We were planning an in person get together for bbq and football the very week he died. I guess he didn’t realize or just didn’t share how sick he was.

Will miss you Big Al. God Bless You, Robbyn and family.
Paul
Friend
January 16, 2021
I first met Al when I joined the Delta Omega chapter of Sigma Chi at The University of Tulsa. When I reflect on my memories of Al, I see a big smile, and AJ remember feeling a sense of calm every time he walked in the room. He was such a warm, friendly, funny spirit that had this amazing ability to befriend everyone and put a smile on your face. I haven’t seen him in person in many years, but I will never forget him. All Honor to his name. In Hoc Signo Vinces brother Al - the world will miss you but Heaven just got a lot more fun!
Bryant Mueller
Friend
January 15, 2021
We both knew Al from college. He was a friend to both of us and a fraternity brother of my husband’s. In fact, Al was instrumental in our relationship. (I hope this will translate well via text.) Al and I took a class called “Understanding Science,” and I had missed a big test due to illness. Greg asked me on our first date, but I declined because I had to study for my missed test. OF COURSE, Al “understood science” (unlike myself!) and he came to my rescue, helping me study for the test! (I then said yes to my date with Greg and we have been married for 23 years.)
I made my FIRST and ONLY A in that class, thanks to Al’s help!
Our only regret is not staying in touch after college. Greg and I both have the fondest memories of Al!
He was brilliant and kind and always had a smile. He will be sorely missed and always remembered. Our prayers are with his family and friends.
Amy & Greg Moore
Amy Moore
Friend
January 15, 2021
Robbyn
Significant Other
January 15, 2021
I love Alan...very compassionate, empathetic, and fun. Robbyn, Alan, and I had some pleasantly memorable adventures...staying in Big Bear, exploring downtown LA, my birthday dinner at Nelson's...he even made running everyday errands fun and goofy.
Mr. and Mrs. Prokop, I know about grief, and losing a child is the worst kind of grief possible. Know that you are not alone and I'm saying a prayer for you and Alan's closest friends and family right now.
Rachel
Friend
January 15, 2021
My heart goes out to Alans family. I have such great memories of Alan and I driving along the coast in redondo beach and oceanside area. Miss you
Robbyn
Significant Other
January 15, 2021
Big Al always had smile. In Hoc my brother!
Greg Dorholt
Friend
January 14, 2021
I have great memories of Al and the Prokop family. May his family and friends find great comfort in the wonderful memories you have of him. Taken way too soon.

Tracy Janosik Daves
Friend
January 14, 2021
I miss you.
Robbyn
Significant Other
January 14, 2021
I was his girlfriend for 12 years. I miss those car rides up and down the coast. Redondo beach, oceanside , Carlsbad , Encinitas all the way to San Diego. I miss holding your hand. The laughing we did. We had great times. I miss you so much!!
Robbyn
Significant Other
January 14, 2021
This is a memory from Kyle. Alan loved football. Loved them Chargers
Robbyn
Significant Other
January 14, 2021
Godspeed, Alan. I'm glad to have known you. My sincerest condolences to the entire Prokop family. I'm so sorry for your loss. May you all find peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Timothy Snarr
Friend
January 14, 2021
I went to I college with Al and was a fraternity brother. Spent many, many hours playing Madden on Sega with him. We also shared many laughs together. Al was a diehard Chiefs and KU fan. Was always fun watching games with him. RIP
Dave Goldman
Friend
January 14, 2021
If Alan had an illness when he was 7, attending Crestview I do not remember. Sorry to hear this.
Aimee Adamson
Friend
January 14, 2021
We use to play baseball for hours in Alan’s parents front yard growing up. We all thought we’d grow up to play Professional Baseball. Great memories of Alan and the entire family growing up at 22nd & Crest Drive.
Bryan Janosik
Friend
January 14, 2021
Al was a kind and gentle soul. Always quick with a smile and a helping hand. He was a true and loyal friend and brother. In Hoc Signo Vinces.
James
Friend
January 14, 2021
Tracy Janosik passed this on to me. Please accept my condolences. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Teresa Clark
January 14, 2021
Alan was a my sales mentor for a solid 7 years. He really taught me a lot about the trade and how to be successful. I will cherish our friendship and send prayers to all family and friends.
Kyle Kramer
Friend
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