04/14/1958 - 06/25/2022
Service Date: 07/08/2022
Service Time: 11 AM
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park 2100 East Queen Creek Road Gilbert, AZ 85297

Link to the livestream of the service: Alan Smith Private Broadcast™

Alan Dean Smith, 64, of Mesa, Arizona passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 25, 2022 after a courageous six month battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Alan was born on April 14, 1958 in Massena, New York to Harold and Elizabeth (Disheau) Smith. He graduated from Massena High School in 1976. He married the love of his life, Janet Glassman on April 21, 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska. At the time of his passing, Alan was a Field Sales Manager for Breakthru Beverage Group, LLC where he developed many long lasting relationships with both colleagues and customers. Alan enjoyed hiking, skiing and playing both hockey and golf. He was a natural athlete and excelled at everything he tried.

Alan is survived by his spouse of 32 years, Janet (Glassman) Smith; three sons, Daniel Smith (San Diego, CA), Ryan Smith (Mesa, AZ), and Mitchell Smith (Gilbert, AZ); his mother, Elizabeth (Disheau) Smith (Massena, NY) and two brothers, Warren Smith (Massena, NY) and Scott Smith (Payson, AZ).

Alan was preceded in death by his brother Miles Smith (07/19/2012) and his father Harold Smith (10/20/2002).

Alan will return home to Massena, New York in the Spring of 2023 where the family will hold a celebration of life ceremony. More details will be shared at that time.

During the course of Alan’s battle with Lymphoma, he was the recipient of countless blood transfusions. As such, the family is requesting that those who are willing and able, make a donation of blood at their local blood bank in Alan’s honor.

The family would like to thank the many friends, family members and even strangers, who provided guidance, love and support during Alan’s battle.

“Remember no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the wings!” – It’s a Wonderful Life.

There will be a memorial service Friday, July 8, 2022 at 11 AM, followed by a reception from 12 – 2 PM at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 East Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ. To watch the livestream of the service go to: Alan Smith Private Broadcast™.


  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ??❤️

  • Dennis & Renee Martyka

    Janet and family,
    We are so very sad for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Michelle King

    I thoroughly enjoyed working with Alan. We had some great conversations and I’ll miss being able to talk to him. My sincere condolences to his family.

  • Tom FitzSimons

    Alan was one of the best people I knew. Always smiling and always willing to do whatever was needed. I will miss his wit. He was my coworker and my friend, but he was also a fighter. My last text from him read, “It’s a battle but I’m going to be okay.” Rest in peace my friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to Janet and the family.

  • I am sorry to hear about Alan. Thinking of you and the boys during these difficult times. May fond memories help comfort you all. Hugs

  • Melissa Sherwood

    Alan was an awesome guy and I am so thankful that I was able to work with him in his Safeway days and beyond. Condolences to his family and friends that will miss him greatly.

  • I had the pleasure to work with Alan at Breakthru. He always had a smile on his face, and was a joy to just be around. Alan and I made two trips to Chicago together for the Breakthru Beverage Hockey Outing. I can honestly say those two trips are some of my best experiences at Breakthru and it was just hanging out with the guys, enjoying beverages all weekend long and getting to know fellow employees including Alan. My deepest condolences to the Smith family

  • Randy and Janet Hanson

    We are absolutely heartbroken for you and your family, Janet. Hugs from afar and sympathy to all.

  • Alexis Trevizo

    My condolences Janet to you and your family! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!??

  • Victoria Roberts

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending healing prayers of peace and comfort during these difficult times.

  • Jack & Cindy Boesch

    So sorry for your loss, I remember Alan from the family reunions and his competitiveness when we golfed. May God comfort you during this time.

  • Michelle Castillo-Chowning

    I’m so sorry for your loss! I have so many fond memories!! ❤️❤️

  • My condolences to Janet and his entire family. I was shocked when I heard about Alan’s passing, but I am happy Alan is in a better place now. He was an amazing boss/mentor and first and foremost, a friend. I always loved playing a round of golf with him and will miss that. He was a fighter and even helped me fight my own battle with cancer. Rest In Peace my friend…. You are going to be truly missed by many!!

  • My heart goes out to you, Janet, to your boys & all who loved Alan. What a difficult journey you’ve all been on these past several months. Know you are loved!❤️

  • You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May these words comfort you…and the Lord Jesus said “come up hither and i will give you rest”. Amen.

  • La Toya Poole

    Janet, I am sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. Praying God gives you the strength to get through this difficult time.

  • On behalf of the nurses and staff of C5 you have our deepest condolences. While we only knew him a short while, some of us came to know Alan and care about him. We send you our heartfelt prayers.

  • Mike Kotzbach

    I will miss Alan. He was great to work with, play golf with, and joke around with.
    He was an exceptional trainer and mentor.

  • My condolences Janet and the Family! You and the boys in my prayers Janet.

  • Elizabeth and Jon Reid

    We are so sorry for your loss! You and your boys are in our prayers! Hugs to you!!❤️

  • Stephanie Westphal

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

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