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In Tribute to Alan Lafrance
43 years old.   Residence: Unknown
Died in World Trade Center

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Alan, 11 years later...your still missed...

*** Posted by Greg Hill on 2012-09-11 ***

I have known alan and his family for many many years. We grew up in the same bldg on third ave. God bless him and the entire Lefrance family. He will forever be missed.

*** Posted by Greg Hill on 2011-09-11 ***

I realize now just how big this was...it was far to big for any of us to ever come fully come to grips with..but something I am now realizing is that alan would have really wanted his loved ones to feel no pain... and look forward to the future as we are all human and subject the unforeseen..yet he would have wanted us to not remember this day as much as the bright bright days that we all know laugh smile and remember! he would have wanted us to remember him as him and not a 911 victim.. I have never seen such a man any were as I age I realize this more and more!

*** Posted by Andre lafrance on 2011-09-10 ***

May your most precious continue giving you comfort today and each day until we see our brother in Paradise. Jah Bless.

*** Posted by The Ruiz and Anthony Family on 2011-09-09 ***

He was very kind. His wife and him made such a beautiful couple.
I would always see him appear at Times Square unexpectedly like an Angel. I had this strong feeling he was helping someone in his last moments. I just know Jehovah will reward and comfort his beautiful wife. I really never saw any flaws in such a beautiful spirit of a man.
May his beautiful wife have comfort knowing these times are temporary and what Jehovah corrects is indeed everlasting...as the songs says Jehovah is making " All Things New!"

*** Posted by Yolanda W. on 2011-05-05 ***

I still cannot believe or fully understand why and how it happened.... But what a role model he was! He loved funny things, but he disliked the stupidity in the world.... He would stand up for goodness and righteousness as best he could.
He was hard-working and unrelenting.... I could only wish and hope to be like Alan!

*** Posted by Andre Lafrance on 2011-02-27 ***

You were the unsung hero, always quietly behind the scenes, doing what you could to help others. You never complained about your own obstacles in life but helped others over theirs and lived the message of God's love before all. Forever you'll shine in the hearts of those whom you have touched.

I spent a lot of time with Carol and her family growing up. Alan stood firm in his commitment to excellence to God first and all that he put his hand to.

*** Posted by Anita Ware on 2011-02-22 ***

Alan took me in field service when I was a child and is one of the reasons I became a pioneer. I miss him and look forward to seeing him in the new system.

*** Posted by Mia Wolfe-Taylor on 2010-09-11 ***


*** Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-11 ***

I just found out about Alan. I knew him from his visits to Mt Vernon. I am so sorry and saddened by this. I just found out this year that the man photographed and named "the Falling Man" was also a friend I knew from Mt Vernon. I lost my father this year, so the resurrection hope is on my mind daily—then we'll see all our loved ones again. Meanwhile, we the living have the challenge to hold to the faith, so we can welcome these back. Hold on. Hold on tight! Don't let anything or anyone dishearten you.

Denise Vega

*** Posted by Denise (Burke) Vega on 2009-09-17 ***

We all just live for the day when we can say, "Wow. Life without end, at last!"

*** Posted by friends from Mount Vernon on 2009-09-17 ***

Everyone hang on tight! More changes are coming fast, and we all got to make sure we are there to meet Alan soon, getting ready to indulge in delightful family picnics with him and laugh with him in happiness, sunshine, and butterflies filling the air. Oh, what a celebration this is going to be!

*** Posted by sister and brother hart on 2009-09-16 ***


It's been 8 years... and I've never quite spoken on how much you affected me in our short time reconnecting. Our reintroduction, our shared hobbies and interests... I was excited to be bonding with another brother that I hadn't previously fully known. I still remember one of our last conversations in the car with Dad... talking about Midi drum machines, me telling you about my audio production classwork.

For reasons beyond our control, I didn't get to bond with you more or sooner. But I've always appreciated the time we did spend getting reacquainted.

May your spirit continue to rest in peace...


*** Posted by Jayson J. Phillips on 2009-09-11 ***

God bless you and your loved ones.

*** Posted by Sam Haldi on 2008-09-11 ***

I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you, Alan, but my dad (Eric Buchanan, your childhood friend) told me a lot about you. It makes me wish I could've seen you and really got to know you, but my parents and I know you're in a better place now. Just know that everyone--and I do mean EVERYONE--misses you sooooooooooooo much! My dad said you saw me when I was a baby, but I was asleep.

*** Posted by Yasmin Buchanan on 2008-09-11 ***

It's been 7 years too long. We all miss Alan and think about him and remember him for all the good he touched us with. A human in every sense of the word, the kind of person we all hope to become. We long for the day to see his smiling face again. RIP, my brother, my friend.

*** Posted by Arnie Haigler on 2008-09-11 ***

Carolyn, I was thinking about you and your brother Alan today. I was just looking at Alan's picture (you had sent me one 7 years ago.) I have kept it at my desk, and I do look at it often. I wanted you to know he is very much in my thoughts. And, so you are and the rest of your family. God Bless you, and know his memory lives on in so many people he touched.

*** Posted by Ellen Stilwell on 2008-09-11 ***

I grew up with Alan at 3673 Third Ave. For those who didn't know, Alan was a great drummer. We played music together a few times. Alan lived on the 9th floor, and I lived on the 4th floor. My heart goes out to Alan and his family. GOD BLESS YOU!

*** Posted by Gregory Hills on 2008-09-10 ***

Miss him ... my strong, smart, roll-model brother. I often tell people at my job how mentally strong he was, coming from my neighborhood where people try to fit in with each other. He was nothing like the kids there. How, I donít know. He acted like no one but himself, spoke like no one but himself. How, I donít know. And if youíre from Webster Projects in the Bronx, then you know how hard that is.... So he was just strong.... I miss him and hope to see him again somehow.

*** Posted by ANDRE LAFRANCE on 2008-08-05 ***

Special memories are the ones that you remember that taught you about life and how to be strong and honest living it. And the good people who led their lives that taught you those important things and truly reflected the good things they spoke, they are the ones that cause you to believe that God really does care and exist after all. These are the people that help heal, even by just the thought of them in the most stormiest of times. God does exist, and I know that He is the same one who will bring Alan back.

*** Posted by nadine la france on 2008-05-21 ***

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