In Memory

Alan Perer

Alan Perer

Alan passed away on May 12, 2024.  He was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor and was scheduled to have surgery on May 14 but passed before the surgery. Our sympathy goes to his wife, Diane, and children, Langley and Abby.

Alan H. Perer
May 12, 2024

Alan H. Perer, a warm, exuberant presence who brought laughter and merriment to all who knew him, passed away on May 12, 2024 at the age of 76. 

Born in 1948 to Beatrice and Leonard Perer, Alan was a lifelong resident of Squirrel Hill. His hometown was a never-ending source of pride for him. 

But wherever Alan roamed, the fun always followed.  Upon graduating from Taylor Allderdice High School, Alan attended Washington & Jefferson College. After an extended road trip to Woodstock interrupted his studies (in characteristic Big Al fashion, he got lost and didn't make it to the legendary festival on time), Alan graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973.  He went on to earn his law degree from Pitt in 1976, where he also met the love of his life and wife of nearly 50 years, Diane.

Alan felt a calling to use his considerable skills as a plaintiffs' lawyer, fighting for the rights of individuals. His passion for helping others in their time of need defined his work at the law firm he founded.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Alan's true joys were his family and friends. He had an unbridled zest for living life to the fullest, something of a veritable walking nightclub.   

A lifelong sports fan and music aficionado, Alan could often be found playing tennis or golf, listening to his carefully curated playlists, strumming his acoustic guitar, or hosting lively gatherings, which earned him the self-proclaimed (and undisputed) title of "Social Chair." A lifelong Marquis, and later, a Harrumpher, he had a gift for bringing people together through his affable sincerity and love of a good time. 

Into his 70s, he joyfully threw birthday celebrations for himself, each one becoming more extravagant. Alan's talent for living left an indelible mark not only on every room he entered, but the entire world as a whole. 

He is survived by his wife Diane, his two children Langley (husband Scott Rosenberg) and Abby (husband Brendan Dunuwila), four grandchildren Bowie, Sawyer, Dean and Serena, sister Rochelle Shelley Droz (husband Gary Droz), his nieces Lauren and Sara, and countless dear friends who became like family.

Alan's favorite novel was the Larry McMurtry classic, "LONESOME DOVE", a quote from which sums up Alan's life perfectly:  "It's been quite a party, ain't it?"

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to The Kiki Fund For Leptomeningeal Research, a charity Alan helped start to raise money and awareness for his daughter, Langley's illness. 

Services will be private. A celebration of Alan's life will be held at the Duquesne Club on May 15 from 4-6 p.m. for friends and family.

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05/14/24 05:20 PM #1    

Susan Lupovitch (Indovina)

Shockingly learned of Death of Alan Perer.wondwrful memories of Alan Marquis from Minadeo.
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Sluccessful were generous to those in need.My late husband Joseph Indovina respected Alan and Dianes professionalism as theyand compassion during their prlaw careers.
For those of you who have experienced great loss, remember with love respect as we move forward positively with love .

05/15/24 01:06 PM #2    

Howie Gordon

A pillar of whatever community he was in.  CHARISMA like a smiling waterfall refreshing all those blessed to know him.  An honor to call him friend.  We all move on from life . . . and Heaven will be a better place for having him there now.  -  Howie Gordon

05/22/24 10:12 PM #3    

Trudy Kalson (Stalbaum)

I am so very sad to hear about Alan's passing. Although my relationship with Alan was a very long time ago, we were friends on Facebook. He will always be remembered  as a kind, fun- loving person with a huge heart and a great personality.

I would like to send my heartfelt condolences to his wife and family and will think of him often as always being one day older than me. We always joked about that.

Very sincerely, Trudy Kalson Stalbaum


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