Alan Robert Gaisford died unexpectedly on August 8, 2015 in Torrance, CA at the age of 42. Alan is survived by his daughter, Isabella; mother, Kathryn Gaisford; father, Robert Gaisford; girlfriend, Lori Divona; brothers, Adam (Jessica), Scott and Curt; nephew Jared; niece Alaina; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Charlotte; paternal grandmother, Carolyn; and paternal grandfather, Kenneth. Alan was born on September 17, 1972 in Inglewood, California to Kathryn and Robert Gaisford. He was the first of four sons. He graduated from West Torrance High in 1991. Alan had a great love for the LA Lakers, Chicago Bears and country music. He enjoyed going to many concerts, sporting events and spending time with his family and friends. Alan will always be remembered for his passion, personality, sense of humor, loyalty, sarcasm, love and friendship. A graveside service is scheduled for Tuesday September 8 at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach, CA. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Alan's life.

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  1. Kathy and family, My heart aches for your loss! May Alan ‘ s gentle soul rest in peace, and may your memories and faith sustain you! Janet (Emerson) Asay

  2. Dear Gaisford family, So very sorry for your loss. The video was very touching, so many memories. I didn’t know Alan for all of his life but enjoyed the time I did know him.
    He was a bright spot in my days at the shop. He often popped in to say hi. We talked about some serious things, like how he wanted to be a great father and how he wanted to do better in life, and we laughed and joked about other things. He had a great heart and often tried to appear tough, even though he was really a softie.
    My heart breaks that he is gone so soon. Kathy and Bob, I can’t begin to imagine your grief. I know he will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. I wish I had some magical words that would take away your pain. They don’t exist.
    Praying for comfort for all of you,
    Ann Burkhardt

  3. Kathy and family
    I am so saddened to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Dianne Delitto

  4. Dear Kathy and family,
    I have no words to say that express how sorry I am for your loss of Alan. Just know I am lifting you up in prayer as you walk through this difficult time.
    Stephanie Alhanati

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