Alan Raymond DeMillo, 43, passed away suddenly Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Boulder Community Health in Boulder, Colorado with his mother by his side.
A Service in Celebration of Alan's life was held last week at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boulder, Colorado.
The son of Richard A. DeMillo of Atlanta, Georgia and Diane Boissevain of Boulder, Colorado, he was born on January 9, 1973 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia.
Alan attended an individualized special education program through the DeKalb County School System in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Margaret Harris High School on June 7, 1995 where he proudly gave the graduation speech.
Following graduation, Alan participated in a supported employment program where he worked at a neighborhood grocery store stocking shelves and bagging groceries, in the Georgia Tech Bookstore where he priced items to be sold, and at K-Mart as a greeter.
In 1998 Alan moved to New Mexico with his mother and in 2006 moved again with his mother and step-father to Boulder, Colorado. He attended a day program through Imagine! where he enjoyed arts and crafts, bowling, trips to various libraries or parks and volunteering at the Boulder County Humane Society.
Alan is survived by his father and step-mother, Richard DeMillo and Ronnie Martin of Atlanta, Georgia; his mother and step-father, Diane and Jan Boissevain of Boulder, Colorado; his sister Gina Wagner (Kris) of Phoenix, Arizona; brother Andrew DeMillo (Hilary) of Little Rock, Arkansas; and sister Cara DeMillo of Atlanta, Georgia as well as his niece and nephews, Bronwynn and Miles Wagner and Simon DeMillo. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles; John Hanson (Carol) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Susan Trivisonno (Nick) of Charlotte, North Carolina, Abigail Forschmidt (Don) of New York, New York, Robert DeMillo of San Francisco, California and cousins Ted Reynolds (Debbie), Julie Martin, Amanda and David Hanson.
Alan loved dogs, especially his standard poodle Clyde, and wanted to spend any dollar he had on shopping trips for doggie treats and toys. He'll be remembered for his love of music, and was never without his portable CD player. He could be heard loudly singing Christmas songs throughout the year, even in the middle of summer. He loved everyone he met and wasn't shy about greeting friends and family with massive hugs. He had a true love and curiosity for the world around him and would quiz random strangers about their pets, their cars and even their shoe sizes. He had a sharp memory and could recount the turn-by-turn directions for an address he'd only visited once. His laugh brightened the day of everyone he met.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society or animal rescue of your choice.
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