Palo Alto Online - Lasting Memories - Ian James Allan's memorial

Ian James Allan
Nov. 15, 1958-April 11, 2024
Palo Alto, California

Ian James Allan, long-time resident of Palo Alto, beloved brother and friend, passed away quietly on April 11, 2024, in the early afternoon at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose.

Starting life in Berkeley, California, on November 15, 1958, as the fourth child of William and Muriel Allan, Ian would excel in academics, athletics, and making many friends.

After his parents relocated to Palo Alto in 1967, Ian attended Addison Elementary, Jordan Junior High School, and Palo Alto High School. After graduating from Palo Alto High School in 1976, Ian continued his education at Stanford University (Class of 1982), earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Design.

He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Stephan deGery, brothers Peter and Thomas Allan, nephews Joel, Joshua, and Matthew Allan and great-nephew Toby Allan.

Memorial services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Palo Alto.

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From Steven Brennan
April 19, 2024
Ian was one of my best friends, growing up in Palo Alto at Jordan and Paly. We lost touch after freshman year of college. Will always have great memories of hanging out as high schoolers at the Stanford pool and campus with Ian, Dave Meyers, Doug B...
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