- 90 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 28, 1925
- Place of birth:
South Orange, New Jersey, United States
- Date of passing: Aug 17, 2016
- Place of passing:
Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
|Let the memory of Alan be with us forever.|
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved Alan, 90, born on October 28, 1925 and passed away on August 17, 2016. We will remember him forever.
Please tell stories and add pictures.
Lets celebrate his life, his passions and keep him alive through our memories and continue his living legacy through active participation in making the world a better place as he did!
As we approach the day you left us one year ago, I simply want to recall the extraordinary light, ideas and support you gave to the world and, with Hazel, to our own efforts at Development Alternatives. In so many different ways the World owes you much gratitude, not least for the creativity, humility and generosity you always exemplified.
"As everyone knows, Alan was a gentle and generous genius whose passion was to save the planet from the egregious assaults perpetrated on it by the human specie. Yet he was equally passionate about creating a greatly improved social and political environment that would enhance the lives of the planet’s human inhabitants. The only man I know of who wrote a book titled “Eliminating War”, with a brilliant plan to accomplish this grand goal. Nothing was too big for Alan to take-on and no amount of complexity deterred him. With his extraordinary mind he was sure that he could find a solution.
Alan enhanced my life in many ways and for that I will be eternally grateful. I think of him almost every day. Happy Birthday Alan."
You left the world a better place. I will always remember our poolside chat on our return from from OPEC /Caracas and teaching you how to play your new Native Elk ceremony drum. Bless you my friend."
I am thinking about you today on the anniversary of your birth. You gave us all so much...........
"Honoring you, my darling Alan, on this special day of your military honors - October 14, 2016. You are in my heart always."
Bless you in all you are. I am with you and with Alan, whom I only briefly met. I wish him a good transition and send you all love and strenght. A tribute to Alan I cannot write, but surely to the two of you. Bless you both with very warm greetings Louis Bohtlingk"
"In their letter of condolence, Daisaku Ikeda, President of Soka Gokkai, and his wife share stories of Alan's life. See the lovely tribute under the "Stories" tab and the link provided to the letter itself."
"Dearest friend Hazel and family,
Please, receive from all your friends of Amana-Key team in Brazil our deepest condolences for the loss of Alan, a very special and enlightened soul.
With love and care."
"I have rarely met a person with such towering intellect, such passion for justice, and such deep human kindness - what an honor to have known Alan. Hazel, your love and partnership with Alan has been an inspiration to me and to many, and it is the kind of connection that transcends all bounds of time and space. Sending my love and condolences to you - kc"
"What a life well lived! Your and Hazel's love and life's work have been an inspiration. What a legacy! Thank you!"
"Alan I leave this flower for you. Together you and Hazel have built a living legacy and created knowledge that will continue to bloom for many generations to come. Thank you for all that you gave. May you rest in peace. Peace be with you Hazel and family. My deepest condolences.- Mitzi"
"While sad, I feel so fortunate to have shared some time with such a brilliant and generous man over the last few years. It was a joy to observe the special relationship he and Hazel shared. They were a true partnership and held each other in the highest esteem. A real inspiration! He will surely be missed by many."
"I am very sad. The passing of this humble, brilliant, generous, patient, talented humanitarian leaves the world a poorer place. Hazel, you have our sympathy and support should you need it in the days ahead.
with deep respect, and grief
Fran Koster and Carol Spalding"
"I have lost a dear friend, a friend who generously indulged me with his profound knowledge and his lighthearted wit, a friend who shared with me his compassion for the planet and his passion for "Eliminating War"
I was flattered that a man of his towering achievements and monumental intellect would spend his precious time with me and consider me his friend. All the while I knew that Alan was one of those rarest of human beings who wanted to make our world a better place and who had the extraordinary courage and ability to accomplish that goal together with Hazel his dynamic partner and adoring wife."
"A gentle, loving, generous soul, and a right gentleman, this is how I knew Alan, with a deep curiosity for life. It has been an honour to have known him while walking on this earth. Dear Hazel, you two made such a formidable team, I have no doubt he continues to watch over you. With a loving hug from across the oceans, Eva"
"Blessings to you Hazel and your family on this great loss. The world is certainly a better and more compassionate place because of Alan. My last memory of him is quite happy, you turned on dancing music in your atrium and Alan jumped up and danced with abandon, to our collective joy."
"Blessings to you Hazel and your entire family for the loss of Alan.
I'm confident that he will continue to be with you all. Hazel keep listening for him to root you and your amazing and transformational work on because he certainly will.
Sending love and light."
"Alan was a good father and faithful husband. He was kind and fair to his many friends in St. Augustine. He cared deeply and passionately about building a livable city through thoughtfulness, dialogue and citizen engagement. He was generous of his time and resources to build an equitable future for all. His contributions had a tremendous impact on many of us who were fortunate enough to know him. He will be missed."
"Alan was such a sweetie, endowed with a privileged brain and the power of concentration to use it for its highest and best use. He was forever kind and so very thoughtful, and Morton and I will remember him always with great affection."
"Dear Hazel, my condolences. I see from this and other tributes to Alan what a light he was for so many people and for the world. I know from your sweet words about him and how you cared for him over these past years what a light he always will be for you and your family. My heart goes out to you, dear, at the loss of him in this physical dimension. Blessings, Elsie"
"Thank you Alan for being Hazel's partner. I only met you two times but your kindness, intelligence and big soul came shining through and the encounters are strong memories to this day. What a blessing you found each other, and lucky the world in everything you did together.
Boosted by reflections of your life... we continue with the great endeavour."
"Dear Hazel, Alan's children, grand children, step children,
Alan is very dear to me. I feel his spirit so strongly. His intellect, his kindness, his softness, his passion for just causes, his love of walking, his love of Hazel and his family, his love of reading and writing and swimming. I will really treasure every quiet moment I ever had with Alan. Be strong everyone. His spirit is with us all.
"My deepest condolences to you, dear Hazel. Sending love and light to all the Hendersons and Kays and lighting a candle in honor of the bright light of Alan."
"My beloved partner, spouse and soulmate of 28 years, Alan F. Kay, polymath, mathematician, inventor, pioneering entrepreneur and green investor, left us peacefully on August 17, 2016 at the age of 91. Alan loved our mission at Ethical Markets, kept us encouraged and helped envision and build our Henderson-Kay-Schumacher Library and conference room – for deep conversations with planetary aware global citizens we met in our travels around the world. Our work continues and is dedicated to Alan’s vision which we share every day for the peaceful global transition now underway toward inclusive, equitable societies based on cleaner, healthier, knowledge-richer, green economies embodied in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the next stage of human evolution: the Solar Age."
"My deepest sympathy is extended to Dr. Kay's family. His legacy and care for humanity will forever live in the essence of his work for public interest."
"Thank you Alan for your friendship ~ you served your country and humanity well. I was happy to bake & sneak you some oatmeal cookies. Rest in peace."
"Alan was a quiet, kind, gentle man with deep passions for peace and justice. I am privileged to have known him."
"A great man with a lasting contribution who will be missed dearly.
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