The following tribute was written by Alan's mother.
Alan was a falling star.
He flew loud and bright, if only for a short time. Everyone he touched loved him.
The outdoors was his living room. Although born too late in time, he made the best of his time here.
He is missed daily by many. His sense of humor was incredible. His laughter was like a yawn, contagious.
I love and miss you my son.