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Alan Joseph Artim

Alan Joseph Artim Obituary

Alan Joseph Artim, 49, loving husband, devoted father, cherished son and brother, and loyal friend, passed away Nov. 3, near his home in Los Angeles, Calif.

This is a devastating loss of a wonderful husband to Kristin, doting father to Archer (5) and Logan (3), son to Dolores and Alvin (who preceded him in death), brother to five siblings, uncle, cousin and friend to so many. Alan loved his family more than anything in this world.

Alan was born in Hazleton and spent his childhood years in the Pocono Mountain countryside of Weatherly. Alan graduated from Weatherly High School in 1989. He went on to earn a bachelor's degree in management science and information systems in business administration, with minors in business law and economics, in 1994, from his beloved Penn State University.

After graduation, Alan went to work for ILX in New York City in the financial services industry. ILX later merged with Thomson Financial and would eventually become Thomson Reuters. When Thomson was opening its West Coast offices, Alan jumped at the chance to move to Los Angeles in 2001. He would spend the next 17 years working for this powerhouse in the industry.

One of Alan's life passions was to travel and see the world's most amazing places. He visited all 50 states and over a dozen countries. From hiking and rock climbing the Matterhorn in the Alps, to walking with lions in Mauritius, to leaning his head over the edge of Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River in southern Africa, to sitting in natural hot spring on the Yellowstone River in a blizzard with snow-covered bison walking through the steam, Alan was always up for the adventure and could drop you a line from anywhere on the planet at any time. Alan was a devout environmentalist and found nature to be his sanctuary. He single-handedly planted hundreds, if not thousands of American Chestnut Trees in the woods surrounding his boyhood home. He did this so future generations could again see this beautiful tree in all its glory. He loved nature and was involved in many organizations dedicated to protect it.

Alan met the love of his life, Kristin, at a social gathering with friends. Once they began talking with one another, they could not stop sharing stories about their travels and wild adventures. They both immediately knew that this would grow into something amazing. A few months later, they reconnected and had their first date in London, walking across the London Bridge. A few years later, they were married on the anniversary of their first date in August 2012. They went on countless hikes, trips and new adventures together. Their sons, Archer and Logan, born in 2015 and 2017, were the center of his universe. Of all the things that Alan had accomplished, being the best dad possible to his boys seemed to be his most treasured role. Alan was an amazing and dedicated father to his boys, who miss him more than anything in the world. He and the boys could be found every weekend at a train museum (another lifelong passion of his being steam engines), an air museum, the Natural History Museum or hiking in the mountains.

As much as Alan was a dedicated and proud husband and father, he always found time for his large family and many friends. Keeping in touch with his mother, siblings and countless friends on a daily basis. We will always miss Alan's smile, laugh and warmth of spirit.

A burial Mass was held for Alan at St. Lawrence Martyr Church in Redondo Beach, Calif., on Nov. 21. Celebrations of life will be held for Alan in Pennsylvania and California in 2021, once we can all come together to celebrate his life and tell our favorite stories about him.

Donations can be made on GoFundMe at https://www

.gofundme.com/f/support-alan-artim039s-family.


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