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. Paul Kiesel says:

    Just learned today of the tremendous loss. You were and are a dear friend. You even touched people you barely knew here in Florida when you visited.
    Allan, you will always be loved by many. You have help so many and my love and prayers go out to you and your family

    You shall never be forgotten,


  2. Dearest Alan,

    You were a great supervisor, mentor and most importantly a great friend. I knew I could always count on you for encouragement, support, advice and just to put a smile on my face!! I enjoyed listening to your stories and how excited you would get as you told them. You were one-of-a kind and I will miss you!!! My prayers to your and your family. May you rest in peace!

  3. Sara,

    Alan was a big part of the Public Defender family. He was a bright and shining star for all of us. Always with a smile and a helpful comment. He is missed dearly here. We hope his memory will keep you strong.

  4. Delores says:

    I will miss you so much. You are the star in the heavens for all of us to gaze upon. You had the way of making us laugh and feel special. I enjoyed hearing all your little travel stories. My heart hurts to know we won’t get to see you or talk to you. you will forever be in our hearts.
    We love you! Rest in peace Alan Dean Clow! .

  5. Rae says:

    Rest in peace you wonderful man. You will be in our hearts forever. Bruce and Rae

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