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“May the the memories lived and shared provide some comfort. May you see glimmers of his life go on through his child. We extend our sympathy.Qué...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Carlos & Melanie Alvarez - NY

“I keep thinking of little Alan stories. He accompanied me on all my Structural Geology field trips to western Connecticut and NY. Every year on our...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Marty Ross - Rockport, MA

“Alan is simply the finest friend and colleague a person could have. I was lucky enough to work together with Alan at Northeastern University for...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Glenn Pierce - Boston, MA


Alan Saiz, loving son, devoted husband, doting father, brother, and friend passed away on August 9, 2017 surrounded by the love of his family. Alan was born and raised in White Plains, NY and graduated from WPHS in 1981. He received his degree from Boston University and went on to work for the Geology Department at Northeastern University where he became a mentor and friend to many students.

After decades in Boston, Alan returned to New York in 2004. That same year he married his wife Marieta - their story is one of true love that should be told on its own. In 2009, Marieta came to the United States and in 2010 their son Adriano was born. That next summer they made their way down to Florida. Alan loved the outdoors and loved the beach.

In July 2016, he was diagnosed with an aggressive Glioblastoma Astrocytoma (brain tumor). Just one short year later we were again at the hospital. Alan was tremendously strong, tolerating chemo w/o missing a beat. He was able to recover from each seizure, each stroke. His last hospitalization would be his last and we spent the final days with him at hospice close to home. We are thankful to all who sent prayers and offer support during this very difficult time. In lue of flowers we welcome donations in Alan's memory to the following charities:

American Brain Tumor Association
https://secure2.convio.net/abta/site/Donation2;jsessionid=6D8918BE233239E1A63A7751CEDC8ED5.app273b?df_id=5660&5660.donation=form1

Foundation at Hospice of Palm Beach County
https://www.hpbcf.org/donation#.WYzagYqQx0s

St. Jude's Children's Hospital
https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?pID=24671

Smile Train
https://my.smiletrain.org/donation/donate/givenow

World Wildlife Fund
https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=main_onetime