1929 – 2016
Alan Dearman, beloved husband to Bobbie, passed away peacefully on March 30 at his home in La Cañada.
Alan was born to Emma and Edward Dearman in Sheffield, England where he was raised with two sisters, Barbara and Sheila. He immigrated in his mid-20s to the United States through Canada and then moved on to Chicago. He finally settled in sunny California where he met his wife Bobbie at the YWCA in Glendale. Several friends married from that group and the couples remained lifelong friends.
He worked many skilled jobs that included glazer, tile setter, machinist and plumber in England. He served in the British Army as a paratrooper and was attached to a Scottish brigade.
Once he arrived in California, he took a position as a machinist. A few years later, Alan and two friends from England, Ken Mac Iver and George Smith, decided to go into business together. In the next few years, they established three companies in the aerospace industry that thrived.
He was proud when he became an American citizen. Fourth of July was a special holiday for him that was always celebrated with family and friends.
Alan was a member of the Oakmont Country Club where he enjoyed his golf and spending time with his many friends. He and Bobbie enjoyed trips to England, and Scotland, and long drives through the U.S. in a motorhome. They also enjoyed several trips to Hawaii.
Alan loved golfing, fishing and boating in Lake Havasu where he and Bobbie lived for 10 years following retirement. They returned to La Cañada in 2001 to be close to their family and friends. He loved to meet friends for a beer in the local “pubs.”
Alan was a wonderful father to four daughters: Linda (Bob) Prentice, Susan Walters, Nancy (John) Schroeder, Jayne (Don) Rountree and son Ted Dearman. He was grandfather to 19 grandchildren and great-grandfather to 13 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held on May 6 at Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale at noon.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.
Crippen Mortuary Directors