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Alan Sampson

Alan Merle Sampson of Danville, California passed away unexpectedly on October 6, 2013 at the age of 74.
Alan was born in San Francisco on September 16, 1939. He was the son of the late Merle Sampson and Catherine (MacKinnon) Sampson. Alan is survived by his loving wife Sylvia, step-children Richard (Cathy), Colin, and Deborah (Peter), grandchildren Brian, Matthew (Joy), Stephen, Anna, Carolyn, and Olivia, great-grandson Elijah, sister, Marilyn Lindquist (Alan), niece Heather Sikita (John), cousins, and many friends.
Alan graduated from Balboa High School in San Francisco and went on to San Francisco State College. He spent several years living in Japan and Hong Kong in the import/export business. In the Bay Area, Alan worked as senior vice president of ABD Insurance & Financial Services, and formerly was president of Insurance Associates of Northern California for 27 years.
Alan thoroughly enjoyed many outdoor sports. In Hong Kong, he was an enthusiastic sailor, spending many memorable weekends sailing with his family. He was an accomplished tennis player and avid golfer, and a member of Blackhawk Country Club, where he also volunteered his time on the board and various committees. He quite enjoyed a competitive game of bocce ball with his friends.
Alan is remembered as a caring and giving person, always quick to reach out to others with a welcoming hand, and was loved by friends and associates throughout his life and career.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the or the .

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 13, 2013
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