Alan Dean Clow

Alan Dean Clow

June 16, 1956 - February 21, 2018
Lake Forest CA

Alan Dean Clow

June 16, 1956 - February 21, 2018
Lake Forest CA


ALAN DEAN CLOW, born June 16, 1956 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Passed away tragically on February 21, 2018 in Lake Forest, California. He was always known by all three names or his initials ADC. He had the largest smile and hardiest laugh. He was a man of service his entire life. He served 3 years in the US ARMY, receiving an honorable discharge and recognition; 6 years as a law enforcement officer; a Private Investigator and the last 22 years as an Investigator for the Orange County Public Defender’s Office. He served as the Vice President on the Orange County Employees Association’s Board of Directors and was passionate about helping all people. He loved motorcycles, skiing, cigars, traveling, golfing, the river and the L.A. Chargers. Mostly he loved being with friends, laughing and telling “his” stories. He loved his dogs, and anyone that knew him accepted his dog-haired car and the fact they would be with him. Alan is survived by his wife Serafina, sons, Jonathan and Jordan, dogs, Junebug and Winston. He will be laid to rest with full Military honors on March 14, 2018 in Riverside National Cemetery at 1:30pm. A Celebration will follow at the American Legion Post 79 Riverside 2:30-4:30pm.

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” Ronald Reagan

In memory: Wounded Warrior Project or Best Friends Animal Society


Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: March 14, 2018 (1:30 PM)
  • Venue: Riverside National Cemetery
  • Location: 22495 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, CA 92518 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (951) 653-8417

Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: March 14, 2018 (2:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
  • Venue: American Legion Riverside Post 79
  • Location: 2979 Dexter Drive Riverside, CA 92501 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (951) 788-8635

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27 responses to Alan Dean Clow

  1. Sharon says:

    Alan, the world will sadly miss you and your wonderful smile… I will think of you often with fond memories when we were able to get together at family events. Sara, you and the boys are in my prayers. My heart hurts for you.

    Love, Sharon

  2. Tammy Coffey says:

    Alan, May your spirit fly free – God Bless

     To you Sara and Jordan and Jonathan

  3. Carin says:

    Sending my condolences to everyone who loved Alan, so sorry fo your loss.

  4. We love you all so much. We are so sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace xoxoxox

  5. Sarafina I do not have the words to sufficiently describe my sorrow with the passing of your husband and my friend and Brother Alan Dean Clow. I cried my eyes out in my office at Harbor Court. You both are my friend and I will always remember with great fondness our time with one another. I always call Alan “The Chief Investigator” because of my respect for him. He always laughed at the stupid antics of the Shitbird Investigator, that would be me, and I love him for it. I miss you Alan Dean Clow, but one day we’ll see each other on the other side.

    Sarafina I love you and Alan and we will miss him terribly.

    With great affection,

    David Marston

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