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Oct. 4, 1-4 pm
At the family's residence

Charity of one's choice

Martin Funeral Home
& Crematory

Stuart, FL


Memories and Condolences
for the family of


Betsy Kenney
West Palm Beach FL
September 17, 2008
 You've only been gone a few days, Alan, but I miss you SO very much already...the world won't be the same without you. I think fondly of all the good times we had at Clear Channel isn't nearly as fun without you in it! We had many laughs over the years...your sense of humor was spot-on...I enjoyed the times spent at your home with you and Sheri...Fond memories that I will cherish forever. My thoughts and prayers go out to Sheri and to your will be missed beyond what words can express! Rest in Peace, my dear friend.l

Ginny Vanderwende
West Palm Beach,Fl 33407
September 17, 2008
 I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person
and our life was blessed having known him.
With Our Sincere Sympathy,
Ginny & Keith Vanderwende

Scott Smoliak
Jupiter, FL
September 17, 2008
 We are all deeply saddened to not have someone like Alan in our lives anymore. My prayers are with you and your family.

Barbara E Cien
Tampa, Florida
September 17, 2008
 Love is knowing that the other person will always be with you regardless of what happens - missing the other person when he is away but remaining near in heart at all times..... to the family of Alan Chapin - Warm regards, Barbara E Cien - dear friend of Donna Rothchild

Steven Feldman
Boca Raton, FL
September 17, 2008
 "And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make."

What more can I say? Alan's favorite musical group, The Beatles, summed up so well how much he will be missed...and how much he was loved.

God Bless You in your Golden Slumbers!

Ashley Best
North Palm Beach, FL
September 17, 2008
 My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Sheri. Alan will be missed by many of us here at Clear Channel. I hope all the good memories of past years will provide a little bit of comfort during this time.

Jordan Schlam
West Palm Beach, FL
September 17, 2008
 My deepest condolences on the loss of a wonderful man who touched the lives of everyone who had the opportunity to work with him. I learned a lot from Alan and he will always be remembered dearly by the Clear Channel family.

Simone Kogan
West Palm Beach, FL
September 17, 2008
 May you rest in peace. You will be fondly remembered, and sadly missed. Condolences to your wife.

Best Regards,


West Palm Beach Florida
September 17, 2008
 I am so sorry for your loss. Alan was an absolutely wonderful man with an outstanding sense of humour. He lived his life to the fullest and I am blessed to have known him. I will cherish the fond memories I have of Alan.

Ivy Calamar Johnston
Mesa, Arizona
September 17, 2008
 I'm still in shock.
Growing up with you as my brother Scott's best friend I remember you as a little boy, a few years older then me...always around the house. Then I came to know the man that you grew into and I'm so thankful for that time. I have a lot of fond memories of you Alan...I said it once to you and I meant it. I still mean it'll always have a special place in my heart. I pray for your peace and happiness always.

To Sheri, Donna and thoughts, love and prayers are with you. I can't imagine how you feel right now. So many others share your grief. Please know that you are loved and prayed for and that you have people here for you always.

God Bless You.

Lynne Sheppard
Tampa, Florida
September 17, 2008
 Donna, I cannot even imagine the pain you are experiencing, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts. May all of your good memories of Alan help you get through this difficult time. I love you lots and am here for you if you need anything ......

Andrea Mahar
Tampa, FL
September 17, 2008
 For Donna..
I am so very sorry for the loss of your brother. May your memories give you comfort and keep his spirit alive in your heart always. My deepest sympathy to your family.
May God Bless you all -


Rita Fisher
West Pam Beach, Fl
September 17, 2008
 Words cannot even express how much Alan will be missed and how much he is loved. What a great friend and co-worker. Alan touched alot of lives and will never be forgotton. Sheri we are here for you and your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace My Friend.

janet geller
yonkers new york
September 17, 2008
 my deepest sympathys go out to alan's family, although i haven't been in touch over the years, i was very shocked to hear the news. my family who were good friends of the chapin family, growing up in the same synagogue were fond of the whole family.. may u rest in peace.
janet geller and family yonkers, ny..

Ron & Wendy Rizzi
Atlanta, Georgia
September 17, 2008
 Sheri...our hearts go out to you and your family. We only just touched bases a few weeks ago and found old photos and laughed on the telephone such a short time ago. We were hoping to see you both at a Roosevelt HS Reunion at the Hard Rock in Florida that he was planning. He will be missed, especially his cavalier laugh and great smile. We loved him and you too. Our deepest sympathy to you.

Roch and Dorian Bordenave
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
September 18, 2008

Our hearts go out to you following the loss of Alan. His larger-than-life spirit, huge laughter, love of Super Heroes and - yes - even the kvetching that only he could so artfully deliver - will all be severely missed. We enjoyed a couple of birthdays together, including his 50th; another one of those special nights that we'll never forget. Mostly because of the laughter. His laughter. Long may it live on in our memories. Bless you, Sheri. You are in our thoughts.

Donna Rothchild
Tampa, FL
September 18, 2008
 All Things Must Pass

Sunrise doesn't last all morning
A cloudburst doesn't last all day
Seems my love is up
And has left you with no warning
But it's not always going to be this grey

All things must pass
All things must pass away

Sunset doesn't last all evening
A mind can blow those clouds away
After all this my love is up
And must be leaving
It has not always been this grey

All things must pass
All things must pass away

All things must pass
None of life's strings can last
So I must be on my way
And face another day

Now the darkness only stays at nighttime
In the morning it will fade away
Daylight is good
At arriving at the right time
It's not always going to be this grey

All things must pass
All things must pass away
All things must pass
All things must pass away

- George Harrison

Nina Itzkovitz (Beinfest)
Cedarhurst, NY
September 18, 2008
 It had been fifteen years since I had last seen or had spoken to Alan. Then, after receiving his invitation to the reunion he was organizing, I had the opportunity to re-connect with him. We spoke for a long while on the phone as if no time at all had passed. He made me laugh and laughed with me as well. I was so looking forward to seeing him in Florida in February, to be a part of what was definitely a difficult task for him to take on. I am still in shock about what happened. My heart goes out to you Sheri and your family.

Chris Duffy
West Palm Beach
September 19, 2008
 Sheri & all..

I offer my prayers and thoughts for the sudden loss of Alan. I was happy to know him at Clear Channel, where we shared laughs and more than a few chats about classic radio &, of course, The Beatles. Alan was fast with a chuckle and had that fiendish look that reminded us not to take things so seriously. He was also a consumate professional in one of the toughest jobs in media.

In these difficult days, my best wishes are with you & all of those lucky enough to know Alan so well.

Chris Duffy
West Palm Beach
September 19th, 2008

Jennifer Agostino
West Palm Beach
September 19, 2008
 Sheri, I'm so sorry. It's not fair that this world has lost Alan so soon and so suddenly. What a good man with a tremendous sense of humor. He was always a bright spot in my long days at Clear Channel and he helped teach me to lighten up. I still use the blender that you guys gave me. Alan will always be fondly remembered as I make my smoothies and rumrunners. My heart goes out to you and the family.

Hilda K. Broady
bronx, ny
September 19, 2008
 Janis, My heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of your loved one. Please remember that everything happens for a reason even if "we" have no idea of the reasoning. Stay strong and please do not hesitate to contact me if you should need anything.

Suzanne Fischer
Roselle Park, NJ
September 19, 2008
 My dear friend Janis - I am so sorry for your loss. You have been a real friend to me, and I am praying for you, your sister, and sister-in-law. I am here for you if you need me.

Cindy M. Buonanno
Putnam Valley, New York
September 20, 2008
 Alan was a dear, loyal friend and will be missed by many that had the pleasure of knowing him.
Our heartfelt sympathy to Sheri, Donna, Janice and his nieces Michelle and Lauren(whom he adored)

Donna Revet Brewster
Southbury , Ct
September 21, 2008
 I am so sorry to hear that Alan has passed away. What a shock. Life is strange, Alan spent a lot of time and effort to arrange and plan the reunion, but in doing so he brought a lot of people back together and it made us reconnect with old friends and reminisce. I wish I could have said Thank You

The Herrell Family, Lorie, Keith, Justin & Kacey
Petaluma, California
September 21, 2008
 Dearest Sheri,
We are so sad to hear of Alan passing away too soon. Justin and Kacey will always remember Alan as being the funny man who played with Superman. I can still hear his surround sound movies when you lived next door.
Please know that we are thinking of you every day and grieve with you. Call or e-mail me anytime. Let your family and friends help get you through this - that's why we're here.
Much love to you and your family,

Georgetina Meyer Kirkland
Derby, CT
September 22, 2008
 Dear Janis and family,

I never had the pleasure of meeting Alan, and yet I know from the memorial messages above that he was a wonderful person, and a blessing to be around. What a privilege to have him as a brother, husband and/or relative. Janis, Sheri and Donna, may you be comforted among the mourners of Zion, and may you be fortified by Hashem during this sorrowful time.

Love and shalom always,

Your friend Georgie

Dave, Tory, Dan and Emily Prizio
New Milford, CT
September 22, 2008
 Donna, we send our sincerest condolences to you, Janis and Sheri. Your pain is shared by all who loved Alan and you and your family. We reach across the miles with outstretched arms and envelope you in a hug and offer our shoulders to you. It is such a difficult time but know that with your pain in losing him we are here for you. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. We love you and miss you, Tory, Dave, Dan and Em - Give kisses to the girls.

Heather Chapin
Boston, MA
September 22, 2008
 Dear Donna, Janis, and Sheri,

You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.

Your cousin,

Anne and Ken Nieglos
Clifton, New Jersey
September 22, 2008
 Dear Janis,

We are so sorry for your loss. We wish we could have known your brother.
Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.

Love and shalom,
Anne and Ken

Melissa Deptola
west palm beach, fl 33401
September 23, 2008
 I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.

My sincerest condolonces,

Sarah Regan
Bradenton, Florida
September 23, 2008
 To Sheri, Donna and Janis -
Alan was a great person to work with and had a such great and unique personality that I will miss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Sincerest condolonces,
Sarah Regan and Family

Diane Joslin
Palm Bay, Florida
September 24, 2008
 Dear Sherri,
I am so sorry to hear of Alan's passing. You will be in my prayers for strength to help you through this very hard time. May God be with you.

San Rafael, CA
September 26, 2008
 Dear Sheri-

I am so very sorry to hear your sad news. I want to share with you one of my favorite Tibetan Buddhist prayers:

May all beings who are inextricably interconnected, be fulfilled, awakened and free.
May there be peace in this world and throughout the entire universe.
And may all beings complete their spiritual journey.


Scott Calamar
Ashland, Oregon
September 26, 2008
 "Bless you, wherever you are. Windswept, child on a shooting star.
Restless spirits depart, still we're deep in each other's hearts."

My voice has been missing from this tribute page. I haven't been able to bring myself to write this. It is too final and thus I will keep it short. Nala, you can see all and know all now, so you know what's in my heart and mind. I am still unbelieving—the planet became a lot smaller and a lot quieter when you left. So many things remained to talk about, so many memories, so easy to forget day to day all the history we had...until now. It has all come rushing back. Pretty long run we had as buddies—42 years. I was hoping for another 20 or 30.

Rest easy my friend and thank you for everything.

Dear Sheri, Donna, and Janis: You have my deepest, most sincere, sympathies and condolences. There is simply nothing I can say to assuage your loss. It is everyone's loss.

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
And so, dear world, we just have to carry on. The dream is over.

Godspeed. And don't forget to Imagine.

Sheri Gaia Chapin
Stuart, FL
September 27, 2008
 To My Hubby,

It's taken me a while to find the strength to write this, but I'm ready now.

Goodbye my love. My Superman. I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine. Forever, for always, you are in my heart and in my mind and in my body and in my life until we meet again.

Thank you for all those little messages you keep sending me and others to let us know you're still close, you still live in spirit, in your new life. I miss you so much. I wish we could've shared more years together on this planet, in this lifetime. I loved being your wifie, taking care of you, being loved by you. The little things you used to do to make me happy. make me laugh. I cherish our 20 years of memories, both the beautifully happy and the troubled. I'm so sorry you had to go so soon. I can't believe you're gone, your body, the man who was my husband. I so wish I could hug and kiss you again, share our thoughts and feelings in that unspoken way we did so well, set out your vitamins and remind you to exercise on the treadmill, rush into the living room and beg you to lower the horror flick blasting in surround sound.

You knew so much about so much. What will we all do without you to answer our nagging questions about movies, and music, and HDTV, and computers, and superheros, and baseball, and so many other things. You were a good man, Alan. Many people love you, remember you fondly, wish you were still here. In life, and now in death, you have left a positive impact on more people's lives than you probably realized you would. You know now, though, don't you.

And now I feel your spirit at peace, happy, free, experiencing the Universe, connecting with those who left before you, whom you cared about so much. And I see you as a capable spirit, completely enjoying that big media center in the sky, conversations about music with John and George, chats about the Yankees with those departed baseball greats you admired, family time with your mom and dad, and with mine.

Travel free, my love, my life, my other half. I love you always.

Your Wifie Forever,

P.S. Please continue to visit and be with me whenever you can, and for as long as you can. I need you around, Alan.

Mary Kaye Collins
Stuart, Florida
September 27, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you. All the beautiful sentiments expressed in this guestbook are testament to what a loved and special man Alan was.
May your wonderful memories bring you and all of Alan's loved ones some measure of peace,
Mary Kaye

Norma Novy
San Rafael, CA
September 27, 2008
 Dear Sheri,
My deepest condolences on the loss of Alan. I know that his spirit is with you and wishes you ease and a lessoning of sorrow. That Alan loved you so much is a great tribute to him. That you were his beloved speaks loving volumes about him.
Alan, may you depart for the light in peace with the knowledge that you were and are still loved greatly.
Love to you Sheri,

davida Hurwin
los angeles
September 27, 2008
 I send my love to Sheri, who I remember as a bright, brilliant dancer girl, and with whom I have had the opportunity to become re-acquainted in our "autumn" years. I have read the memorials to Alan, and I offer this small coincidence - that the last dance you and I did together, was to a song from the Beatles.

Colleen Johnson
San Rafael, CA
September 28, 2008
 I send my love and affection to Alan's family and to my friend Sheri his wife, and all of his friends who also mourn. May your hearts heal quickly and may you carry your love of Alan with you for the rest of your lives, allowing that love to grow and flower in new ways.

Tiffany Thacker
West Palm Beach, FL
September 28, 2008
 Oh, Sheri and Alan, It was really hard to finally have to look at this and do this. I don't think we will ever understand or feel that it is fair that he is gone. He was just here, he just called...but no more. We hope it is him sending electronic messages, just as u do, Sheri! We think it is too. I know that he is happier and free-er. We will miss u always, in so many odd moments, Alan-certain songs, bands, games, shows, movies, jetskiing, computers and who knows how many others. I'm know that u know we loved u and we will still talk to u, Alan. Love always xoxoxo

Janis Chapin
Tarrytown, NY
September 29, 2008
 Thank you and love to all for your very kind words, thoughts, and prayers.

Dear Alan,
I'm having a hard time comprehending how sudden and final this all is. I'm so sorry that you had to leave so suddenly and so soon. I'll miss you. Please tell Mom and Dad that I miss them too, and let them know that I think about them all the time.

Laurie Telder
San Rafael, CA
September 29, 2008
 Dear Sheri,
It was so shocking and sad to hear about Alan. I can't send enough good thoughts and love your way.I want you to know that Catalina and I think of you every Wed. night when we still do yoga to your tapes. Your voice and your spirit are with us as if you were there in person. You continue to encourage us to stay on a path of health and well being.
The gifts you have given to others will return to you at this most needed time in your life.
Much love to you.

Steve Leblang
Culver City, CA
September 29, 2008
 As someone who Alan always said had a way with words, I find it difficult to find the words that can prroperly express the sense of loss I feel. Alan was, in so many ways, the big brother I never had. Alan influenced me and my life greatly--from where I went to college, to what I chose as a career and Alan even taught me how to be less of a "geek". I am grateful for the time we shared. I fondly recall our life as roommates on 10th Street in Santa Monica, where I was fortunate enough to see first-hand how Alan found the love of his life in Sheri, and knew how wonderful he felt to have that happen.

I share a sense of profound loss with Sheri, Donna, Dave, Michelle, Lauren and Janis and offer whatever solace and comfort that is possible. I cherish Alan's memory and hope his spirit stays close to us all.

Your loving cousin,


Zoe Kopec
Stamford, CT
October 2, 2008
 Dear Janis and Family,

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Alan.

May the G-d of all comfort carry you during this difficult time;

"Cast all you cares on the Lord and He will sustain you." Ps. 55:22

My prayers are with you.

Houston, Texas
October 6, 2008
 My condolences to all of Alan's family and friends. I only had the chance to know Alan through email's on occasion at ION, but the memory that will always stand out to me is when he signed off on the emails - AC. It was very moving to read all the Guest Book messages left about him. It sounds like he was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many.

San Anselmo, CA
November 2, 2008
 Dear Sheri, Donna & Janis,

I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Alan's passing. It is so difficult to comprehend. I am thankful that Alan has touched my life. He is a wonderful soul, amazingly multi-faceted, multi-talented. I hadn't seen him in a number of years when he showed up at the Silver Screen office in California on a trip west. What a great visit, just like he never left, such a bright and witty man.
One of my best memories of Alan is at a video convention in LA. There was karaoke at one of the studio parties and to everyone's surprise Alan jumped up on the stage and began singing, and he was GOOD! Nobody suspected Alan's showbiz talents. The best part was his history behind the performance. He sang "Sheri," a song for his lovely wife that he had debuted for her when they were fist getting together. What a romantic!
My best wishes to all the family and friends, who are going through his sorrowful time. I believe that, although Alan's physical body is no longer here, his spirit is always present.

Peace, Peggy

Don Fernandez
New Milford, Ct.
November 18, 2008
 To Alans family and friends,

I just heard about Alans passing and wish my condolences to all who knew and loved him. I never got to know Alan very well but do have memories of high school days. Having lost my dad not so long ago I know the loss you all feel. Look down on all of us Alan as we will all be together again at a much more rewarding reunion.


Sonny Fox
New York
December 14, 2008
 Alan was one of my 'kids'. In the 1960's, Alan was growing up in the NY metropolitan area and every Sunday, along with a lot of others like him, they spent some hours watching a television program I hosted. At that time, I was raising my four Fox kids. What I didn't realize is that I was also sort of helping raise a few million more. When Alan and I met, by chance at Dodger Stadium, it brought us casually into direct contact. And then, earlier this year, I suddenly got an e-mail from him. That began a conversation with him that, tragically, was cut short by his fatal accident. Although I did not get to meet his family, I knew of them through our exchanges. I also got to know a man of wit and vibrancy and warmth. I can imagine the huge hole his death has left. Even at a remove, he touched my life and brought to it a connection which still resonates. Count me among those who will feel his absence.

Sonny Fox

Sheri Chapin
Stuart, FL
March 14, 2009
 Hi Alan,

It's your birthday. And six months since your death. I'm having a party to celebrate your memory. And to give myself some joy. A lot of people are coming. Everyone still loves you. Love me. Your eternal reef is in the ocean. I've done as you wished. It was a wise choice you made. Your remains will nurther the ocean and all live within it for eternity. I'll join you there one day. The ocean and eternity. I miss you. I love you. I talk to you everyday. I feel you near. It gives me comfort to know I'll see you again. Hope you're having tons of funs!

See you later,

Don W
Tampa Bay, FL
August 4, 2009
 I was sorry to hear about Alan's death. I worked with Alan at Friendly's in New Rochelle in '78. I also had the pleasure of working with Alan at WARY-FM the student radio station of Westchester Community College in the summer of '78. He was a great guy and I thought about him over the years. For the Chapin family, I am sorry for your loss. Alan was a very talented man who heart of gold...

Ashland, Oregon
September 28, 2009
 Sorry I didn't get to post on the one-year anniversary but time's an illusion anyway.

We think of you, remember you, and miss you on the face of this planet.

La shona tovah, buddy...

Tony "Cruz" Cruzalegui
Orange County, California
March 10, 2011
 To Sheri,
I am only now learning about Alan's passing. I am so sorry to hear of it, and I pass on to you my tardy, but most sincere condolences. I knew Alan - and you - when he and I worked at TelePrograms in West Hollywood. We had a mutual love of baseball, rock n' roll, movies and TV, and just kicking back late at night expanding our minds and having a laugh. I remember helping you guys move from your tiny apartment in North Hills to a nicer place in Northridge, near the CSUN campus (my alma mater). I remember visiting you two when you moved to San Rafael while I was married to my first wife. I'll always remember Alan - his soft spoken style contrasting perfectly with his rye, sharp wit and humor. I hope you're doing well, better as time goes on. Yours and Alan's old friend from years ago, Tony.

Scott Calamar
Ashland, OR
September 11, 2011
 Remembering you, my friend.

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