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 University Sacramento.

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, Long Island.

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, 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.