Alan was a husband, father, and grandfather. He passed way on October 4th 2008. He had lived with diabetes for 48 years and all the health issues that causes. He was grateful that he saw all his children marry and was able to enjoy 11 grandchildren that blessed our family. He loved being Santa Claus at the many hospitals in the Sacramento and San Francisco area. He truly personified the spirit of Christmas. Alan was able to be a tissue donor and we hope helped many people with his final gift. He is missed by his family and friends.