Alan E. Dyer 1943 – 2022

Written by Estero Bay News

July 14, 2022

Alan E. Dyer passed away peacefully at home, at the age of 79, after a lengthy battle with cancer. 

Alan was born in Dos Palos, California to Lillian Petroni and Joseph Dyer. Alan graduated from Dos Palos High School in 1961 and went on to earn an associate degree from West Hills College. After college Alan went to work as a surveyor for the Bureau of Reclamation and worked on the California Aqueduct. Alan then went on to have a successful career in agricultural sales where he traveled throughout the state of California, making friends everywhere he went.

In 1970, Alan met the love of his life, Patricia Richardson. Alan and Patricia were married in 1971 and had one daughter, Shannon. Alan and Patricia spent many years living in Central California and enjoyed spending their vacation time on the Central Coast. In 2006 Alan and Patricia retired in Los Osos.

Alan loved to play golf and was an active member of the Sea Pines Men’s Club. He was an avid reader and enjoyed all types of books. Alan was a lifelong car-racing enthusiast; he enjoyed going to races, and watching races on television. During the late 1960s and early 1970s he owned a drag racing car. Many years later, as a retirement hobby, he was fortunate to help on a racing pit crew for his nephews. 

Alan loved and adored his grandchildren and spent many hours cheering them on at their various sporting events and activities. Alan was known for his kind heart, great advice, and love of conversation.

Alan is survived by his wife Patricia, daughter Shannon St. Arnaud and husband Shaun, grandchildren Joel and Leah, and many loved family members.

The family will host a celebration of life on July 29, 2022.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Wilshire Hospice, UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center, or a charity of your choice.

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