Alan Ivan Cupples


United States Military Veteran

Alan Ivan Cupples of Pleasant Hill, California, passed away at home on January 2, 2023, at the age of 83.

Born September 27, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri, Alan was the son of Jack and Hazel Cupples. Alan graduated from University City High School and then attended Washington University.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Ronald “Bob” Cupples of St. Louis. Alan is survived by his former wife Lynne Cupples of Pleasant Hill and their three daughters, Kate Cupples, Nicole (Patrick) Mullins and Jessica (Sekai) Greer, his sister Elaine Gelber, dear friend and partner, Fifi Goodfellow, as well as 6 grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great grandnieces and great grandnephews. He was a loving, dedicated father and even more devoted grandfather.

Aside from being an avid fan of his favorite professional baseball (A’s) and basketball (Warriors) teams, Alan was an accomplished diver, baseball and football player. His love of sports continued well into his late 70’s where he helped organize and played on the Lamorinda Lasers, a competitive, slow-pitch senior men’s softball team. Alan also made it a point to attend almost each of every one of his kids’ soccer games and grandkids basketball, baseball and football games.Although Alan moved away from the St. Louis area in the mid-70’s to pursue a successful career in running a major formalwear company based in the San Francisco Bay area, he maintained close ties with his lifelong St. Louis friends many of whom he truly considered to be like family.

Alan will be forever remembered by his many family members and friends with whom he always managed to share a copy (or two) of his favorite printed out jokes or humorous stories.

In keeping with Alan’s request, there will be no formal funeral or memorial service and his cremains will be interred later this year in a private ceremony in St. Louis, to be near his parents and other family members. The family welcomes donations in Alan’s name to East Bay SPCA (Gift Processing Center, Dept 35164, P.O. Box 39000, San Francisco, CA 94139-0001) or your favorite charity as an expression of sympathy.