Allan crossed the river peacefully on June 3, 2007, with his wife
Madalynne by his side. Allan
was born July 4, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY and he was laid to rest at
Beth Moses with his family in Pinelawn-New Avalon (Farmingdale), Long Island,
NY on June 10, 2007.
Allan grew up in Far Rockaway, NY and enjoyed a wonderful childhood
as a Boy Scout and was honored as New York's Eagle Scout of the Year in
1956. After attending high school in New York (Far Rockaway High
School), Allan received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Public Communications
from Boston University and set forth a long, rewarding and satisfying career
in educational and public television and distance learning.
His distinguished career spanned 45 years, first at WGBH-TV in Boston,
then at the University
of Wisconsin in Madison and the past 31 years at California State
Allan was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline D. Hinderstein,
and his father, William Hinderstein. Allan is survived by his wife
Madalynne, his three daughters Angelica J. Holiday,
Rina H. Reynolds, and Meredith Carrleigh McCurdy; his sons-in-law
David T. Kennedy and P.
David Reynolds; grandsons William E. Reynolds and Thomas R. Reynolds;
nieces Lara Hinderstein and Nikko Hinderstein; cousin Sidney J. Rosenthal
(wife Ellie) and many more cousins; brothers Barry Hinderstein (wife Carro)
of Black Mountain, NC, and Martin Hinderstein (wife Penny) of Garden City,
Allan's profound devotion, abiding love, rich humor, loyal friendship,
creativity, and timeless teaching shall be deeply missed by his family,
friends, colleagues, and students.
Allan scripted, directed and produced a life well lived. The
family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Allan's
name to either planting trees in Israel (Jewish National Fund, http://www.JNF.org)
or to the University.
Family, friends, colleagues and students are invited to attend a
special celebration of Allan's life on Sept. 28 at 2:00 PM in Library Room
52 at the campus.