Alan Theodore Hunstock
1950 - 2019
Alan Theodore Hunstock
July 9, 1950 - August 12, 2019
Alan Hunstock passed away peacefully from cancer at age 69, surrounded by his loving wife and daughters on Monday, at his home in Granite Bay, California.
Alan was born in 1950 in Eugene, Oregon to Hilbert and Olive (Burgett) Hunstock. He attended North Eugene High School, Oregon State University for three years and was then accepted into the Oregon Medical School where he graduated with honors with an MD, M.S. in 1976. He also belonged to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.
Alan married the love of his life Patricia (Tricia) Gage in May 1976.
In 1976, he was accepted into a medical internship and general surgery residency at UCLA, then traveled to London for training at the National Hospital for Neurosurgery, Queen Square and the University of London. He then returned to UCLA and completed his Neurosurgery Residency in 1984.
Alan was a successful neurosurgeon and practiced for 3 years in Utah before moving his family to Santa Rosa where he practiced until retiring in 2015.
He was an accomplished neurosurgeon and dedicated his life to be the best that he could be in his profession. He had many accomplishments, including clinical staff at UCSF in Neurosurgery teaching medical students, accepted into the Western Neurosurgical Society, and was President of the California Association Neurological Surgeons.
He was a member of the CMA, SCMA, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons.
At Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, he was the Chairman of the Section of Neurological Surgery and the Medical Director of the Neuro-trauma Program Level II Trauma Center.
Alan's loves were his family, neurosurgery, traveling, skiing, hiking, and reading to name just a few. He loved his wife and children and was proud of their accomplishments. His family was blessed to have had a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
Alan is survived by his wife Tricia and son Matthew (Kelly) and their children Samantha, Aaron, and Blake; his daughter Nicole (Rory) Angold and their children Addison, Maverick, and Knox; daughter Christina Hunstock and his sister Judy Hunstock Williams (Michael).
Alan's Memorial Service, Saturday, September 7th - 1:00 p.m.,First Presbyterian Church, Santa Rosa.
Published by Press Democrat from Aug. 21 to Aug. 25, 2019.
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Memorial service
,First Presbyterian Church
Santa Rosa, CA
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Great person friend best Doctor ever! If the were more like him the world would be a better place I feel very lucky to have known Alan. I can walk and enjoy my life completely thanks to him other Doctors wouldnt do the surgery he was a miracle worker and put in my life for a reason.Not a single day goes by iam not grateful for Doctor Hunstock and his work he will be missed by all who have had a complete life thanks to him.I also miss talking with him he always had time to be a friend & Doctor. My condolences to his family
Charles Belhumeur
October 23, 2020
As a sales rep, Dr. Hunstock was most pleasant to work with. He always gave you time and stuck to his commitments. A true gentleman and I'm saddened to just find out about his passing. My condolences to his family and everyone he worked with.
J. Fernando Corredor
February 14, 2020
Dr Hunstock was a wonderful person and the best Doctor ever!! Put my back together got me back to work they all said i wouldnt work again 2 plates 4 screws cadaver bone plate in my neck i worked till retirement not a day goes by i dont think of him..
Chuck Belhumeur
December 22, 2019
My condolences to Alan's family. I met Alan at OSU Delt house. He always had a great sense of humor and a laugh and sense of humor to remember always. I'll never forget the summer he spent living next to the North Umpqua River in southern Oregon--living in a tent! On weekends we would get together in Roseburg to try and not get in to much trouble. He was one of the smartest guys I ever knew. He left us all with great memories.
Greg Young
December 10, 2019
a loved one
September 7, 2019
Dr Hunstock was a wonderful Dr. He put my husband back together again. He was such a caring, compassionate Dr, and really explained everything well so that you understood what was happening and what to expect. My husband and I are very grateful that he was put into Dr Hunstocks care.
We no longer live in California, but keep up with the area. We are so sorry to hear of Dr Hunstocks passing. Prayers to the whole family

Duane and Susan Webster
Susan Webster
September 3, 2019
August 22, 2019
Such a kind and wonderful surgeon. He always took the time with you so you understood what was happening and let you make the decision. He did both my back surgeries. My sympathy to his family. Never forget the positive and fun events of your time with him
Kathy Elk
August 22, 2019
Dr Hunstock was the physician I had when I injured my back a number of years ago. I found him to be a caring, compassionate, knowledgeable man who easily gained my trust. I am grateful to have been his patient.
My sympathies to his wife and family.
August 21, 2019
With sadness my heart goes out to the Hunstock family during this difficult time.
Mr Hunstock did my neck surgery in 2010...He was the BESTEST...! kind... Most Carrying Doc iv ever seen.. Awesum bedside manners.. He will forever be in my thoughts and prayers..
Pamela Jensen
August 21, 2019
To Tricia, Matt, Nicole, Christina, & all have my deepest sympathies. Alan was a very special man, who I will always remember as being kind, giving, a great dad, husband, & grandfather. May he rest in peace. Cathryn Gehring
Cathryn Gehring
August 20, 2019
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