Saturday, July 08, 2006

From Linda Menzer on 07-08-06

Alan wanted me to read this from him if ever the time came. He thought it was "his time" several years ago; that's why he sent it to me. I don't know where he got it.

Give What's Left of Me Away

Now that I am gone,
Remember me with a smile and laughter.
And if you need to cry, cry with your brothers and sisters,
who walk in grief beside you.
And when you need me, put your arms around anyone
and give to them what you need to give to me.
I want to leave you something,
something better than words or sounds.
Look for me in the people I've known, loved,
or helped in some special way.
Let me live in your eyes as well as your mind.
You can love me most by letting love live within the circle of your arms,
embracing the frightened ones.
Love doesn't die, people's bodies do.
So when all that's left of me is love,
give me away as best you can.
I'll see you at home, where I'll be waiting.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

From Geo on 01-15-06

This picture was taken in White Stone, VA, in September 2004. Appearing from right to left are Nan Waller Burnett, Alan, Joe Gillick, Linda Menzer, Geo, and Kathryn Flanagan.

We were the original six members of a spiritual group organized by Alan. This photo was taken during our first retreat together. Alan was a driving force in my quest for peace. I think about him every day.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

From J Rumley on 01-12-06

This is something I would have forwarded to Alan. I forward it to you now. Place it in his website if you can. Thanks, Jerry

Friday, January 06, 2006

From Joe Gillick on 01-06-06

Listed below is a link the the A.F.A. website. It's a special editorial update, reported by retired volunteer Jerry Butz. The tribute to Alan is located at the bottom of the page.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

From J Rumley on 01-05-06

More memories..... Easter Sunday, probably 30 years ago. My family and several other families who were connected with the theatre department at DU decided an Easter egg hunt in the mountains would be fun. Alan volunteered to join us and hide the eggs. He showed up dressed all in black. I decided it was a statement about his Jewish heritage or something that banned bunnies. No. He also was wearing a huge black cape. He was, of course, the Easter bat! You can imagine him pouncing from step to step with knees high and cape flying. I wish my grandkids had an Easter bat to bring them the joy he brought to their parents.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

From Geo on 01-04-06

Listed below is the link to an article about Alan on the Association of Flight Attendant's website:

You should be able to click on the link and be redirected to the site. If not, copy the link and paste it to your browser.

Excerpt from Dear AFA ( Union ) Hotline 1/3/06

"Our Union is most successful when we act in solidarity. Our power comes in great numbers speaking as one, but it is often one of us who inspires collective action through singular example. Each of us can name someone who has encouraged us to stand strong as one, inspired by the solidarity of many in a common goal or purpose. Tonight we honor one of those outstanding leaders and long-time champion for Flight Attendants, Alan Levin who recently passed away after a short illness. Alan, a passionate AFA activist who served as the President of Council 22 in MIA and MEC Info Rep Coordinator among working on many other projects to help support and empower Flight Attendants, retired from flying in early 2003 after a 30 year career with United Airlines. Alan will always be missed, but his contributions to our community will continue brilliantly as each of us seeks opportunity to improve our careers and value each other. Thank you for calling. Wear your AFA pin, take care of one another and yourself as we stand together in solidarity." - Sara Nelson Dela Cruz AFA C&E Chairperson

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

From Geo in Las Vegas on 01-03-06

In case you haven't seen them yet, I've listed below the links to Alan's Denver Post article and obituary (including the corresponding "guestbook"):

Article =

Obituary =

Guestbook =

If clicking on these links doesn't work, then copy and paste each one into your browser.

From Joe Gillick on 01-03-06

On the left AFA LECP, Kevin Creighan, LHRSW; to the right Joe Gillick ORDSW; with Maribeth Weber, ORDSW, as photo journalist. As I recall: Alan is at the grill squealing in that oh so extraordinarily shrill, high pitch voice we all have come to know and love... "Yippee skippee, dead rotting animal flesh, yummy yummy, mmmmmmm, they can't wait to get you in their tummy!!" Alan, always the respectful vegetarian was of course himself planning to eat a baked potato and greens!

From Jody Weant on 01-03-06

My dear sweet many times did we laugh until the tears just freely rolled? Wide body flying will never again be the same. We never knew who's voice we'd get when we heard the click of the PA...from Mick Jagger to Popo Gigo. Bless you angel man. The world is a finer place because of you.

Jody Weant
DENSW Flight Attendant