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. Alan, I appreciate the conversations and advice throughout the years, but especially your sense of humor. Thanks for always putting a smile on my face, making light of stressful situations, and for going out of your way to simply say hello. You were one-of-a-kind and I’ll miss you bud.

  2. Heidi says:

    There are no words to describe the loss we are all feeling. Thank you for your support and friendship. Love you man. I hope you rest in sweet peace. You will be missed.

  3. Kelly Avila says:

    Thank you for your Service and may you Rest In Peace I will pray for your family and friends. USMC

  4. Alan,

    Thanks for all the great memories. Choir practice at the Yard House, the trips to the river, the ball games, the golf tournaments, the Vegas trip and all your help at the Cambria property. You were more than a colleague and supervisor, you were a great friend who was always there to lend a helping hand.

    I’ll miss you buddy.

  5. Alan we are all going to miss you. You were always there with support and friendship. Great smile and always ready to help and serve others. RIP dear friend and neighbor. Sara, Jon and Jordan are in our prayers and thoughts.

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