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“Debra,I am so sorry for the loss of your father.It was an honor to have known him. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Robert Acquaviva - howell, NJ

“Deanna & Family, we are deeply sorry for the loss of Alan. Your fathew was a fighter and loving by the whole staff. Take care, and keep in touch....Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Irma Funes - Skokie, IL - Nurse

“I am so sorry for your loss and can only imagine how difficult it has been. I will always have such nice memories of the many ski trips we all took...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Doreen (Heath) Clifford - NY

“Dear Deanna, We are deeply sorry about the passing of your father. We were fortunate to be among your Chicago friends who met him and spent some...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Anne and Elliot Rossen - IL

“Deanna & Family, we are deeply \ sorry for the loss of your Dad. We are thinking of all of you during this time of transition and sorrow. Sending...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Cara Butler - friend

“Dear Mary Ann,I am so sorry for your loss and time of great difficulty. Over the years, we had such wonderful ski vacations with you and Al and...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Ann A. Weeks - Hopewell Junction, NY

“Dear Mary Anne and family, Our condolences to you. Sorry for your loss.Interestingly, I was JUST at your old house getting signatures for a...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Emmy and Clark Josephs - NY


Alan Glenn Klopfenstein, 70, died March 12, 2012, at the Hospice facility in Skokie, IL, after a long illness. Born February 24, 1942 in Waterbury, Connecticut, he was a son of Jasmine V. (Carter) and Glenn A. Klopfenstein.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, MaryAnn (Stanaitis) Klopfenstein; daughters, Debra V. Klopfenstein of Philadelphia, PA, and Deanna K. Segil and her husband Robert of Evanston, IL, who were his caregivers for the past two years. He is also survived by his 100 year old mother, Jasmine V. Bernarda of Durham, NC; brother, Rex Klopfenstein and his wife Linda, of Fairfax, Virginia; sister Cathy Klopfenstein, of Durham, NC, and mother-in-law, Agnes Stanaitis, of Mooresville, NC.

Al was a1963 graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he earned a BS in mechanical engineering, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he earned a MSME. He retired from IBM as a Senior Engineer. During his 30 year career at IBM, he managed and participated in interesting and diverse projects such as the Apollo space program in Huntsville, AL, and managing a team consulting for the multi-million dollar IBM warehousing system in San Jose, CA. He was the editor of the Microelectronics Packaging Handbook which is regarded a standard in the microelectronics industry. After his retirement from IBM, he spent ten winters instructing beginning skiers at the Keystone resort in Colorado

Al was a 36 year resident of Hopewell Junction, NY before moving to Evanston, IL and Mooresville, NC in 2009. He enjoyed skiing, boating and travel. He was a life member of the Family Skimeisters and the Candlewood Yacht Club. He was also a volunteer for SeniorNet in Carmel, NY, an organization that helps seniors learn to use computers.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation is taking place. His ashes will be sprinkled at Keystone, CO at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, www.americanheart.org, 208 South La Salle Street, Chicago, IL 60604, (312) 346-4675.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or www.cremation-society.com.

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