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Thank you for your love and support which we are comforted by during this most precious time. We welcome your enhancement of this tribute to Allan by adding your memories and photos. May God's Blessings be upon you and yours.

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“Dearest Genie, I never met your husband but after seeing all those pictures. he looked like such a wonderful man. Know you both will be in my...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Carolyn Hood - Ramona, CA

“We are sorry for your loss. We did not know that Uncle Allan died. Just found out now that I have FB while I am scrolling your file Auntie Genie. We...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: David & Leilani Rupp - Pittsburg, CA

“Dear Genie and Family,Our heartfelt condolences to You and your family.I had the pleasure of meeting Allan through Community Singers and then we...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Judith and John Bennoch - CA

“Very sorry for your loss ”
4 of 26 | Posted by: Fred Exter - Chicago, IL - Friend

“Good by my friend Allan. Your positive and adventure way to live, still alive in me. My respect to his family. ”
5 of 26 | Posted by: Carlos Alvarez - San Jose, CA

“My prayerful condolences to you Genie and to the whole family for the passing of Allan. Sorry I just learned of it today thru Facebook. I will...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Fr Doming Orimaco - Daly City, CA

“our times together, one on one and as a foursome held great memories for me. We shared the same birthday, and mid-west upbringing. Small town boy vs...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: darryl and kay jacobs - Indio, CA

“Please accept our deepest Sympathy. So very sorry he died so soon. Gene we are sorry you lost the Love of your Life. It must be very difficult for...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Melitta and Herbert Strandberg - ID

“Al was one of my three closest friends at Belleville Cathedral High School and shortly after we graduated. We spent a lot of time furthering our...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Ralph Bruns - St. Charles, MO

“I was blessed to have known him, and so enjoyed the times we spent working Cursillo teams together - my heart goes out to you all. It brings me...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Sean Tilley - san mateo, CA

“What a Van tastic obit for a great man who lived an amazing life with an amazing wife. ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: SHARON fletcher - PALM DESERT, CA

“I'm so very sorry Genie he sounds like a great guy. ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: Pamela Lapin - Elk Grove, CA

“We are so very sad to hear of Allan's passing. So glad we got to see you both a couple years ago. May God bless you and your family at this difficult...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Linda and Greg Lorenz - Appleton

“Sending prayers to you all. He will not be forgotten. Xoxo from St. Louis! Megan (Lorenz) Barton, Kyle, Riley, Morgan, Sloan, And Blake.♡&...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Megan Lorenz-Barton - MO - Family

“My deep condolences to Genie and the family. Allan was a gregarious and kindly soul. He will be missed. His memory is a blessing. ”
15 of 26 | Posted by: Adina Lawson - Palm Desert, CA

“Allan was all a new Catholic could want in the way of a mentor. He knew all the rules, so he knew which ones to break. He lived his faith proudly and...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Jim Sutro - Half Moon Bay, CA

HP Bristol Picnic, Al in the stocks, getting a cold rub down from our son Paul “Dear Genie, Liz and I are so sorry to hear of Al's passing. I fist met Al in Fall 83 when he interviewed me for a job on the HP Bristol startup team...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Scott McLean - Hawick - Friend

“Genie: I am so sorry to hear of Alan's passing. There are no adequate words to relieve your pain - only time. Just so you know, Bsrbarba passed on...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Jan GaynorxIjUe - Santa Fe, NM

“My deepest sympathy. May God keep him in Hus glory. Prayers & hugs ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: Patricia Barbuzza - Indio, CA

“What a wonderful tribute. We will miss him. ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Kathy Harrod

“We will miss our dear friend and neighbor. We enjoyed many wonderful dinners together, and when they came to our house we told them not to come...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Lynn Trahan - Indio, CA - Friend

“Condolences to family and friends who will miss Allan dearly ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Gary Miller - Indio, CA

“Dear Allan,Thank you for your gifts. I enjoyed reading about the many parts of your life -- some of which I knew about, and some I did not know...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Craig Hook - San Mateo, CA

“Part III - John & LindaAfter Genie and Allan moved to Indio we saw each other less often. During the time Genie was traveling in Europe visiting...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Genie Lorenz - Indio, CA - Spouse

“Part II - John & LindaThen, as many people were without homes or were afraid to go back home Allan and his volunteers collected hundreds of blankets...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Genie Lorenz - Indio, CA - Spouse

“Thank you John and Linda for this beautiful writing. With fondest memories and love for you both. Blessings, GeniePart I ALLAN...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Genie Lorenz - Indio, CA - Spouse

Allan Joseph Lorenz
October 5, 1941 - March 16, 2020

Born to Herman A. and Margaret (Cunningham) Lorenz in Belleville, Illinois and Baptized a Roman Catholic at St. Henry's Church on October 19th, 1941.

Allan spent his youth in Belleville and time with family in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from Cathedral High School in Illinois in 1959, received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University in 1964 and in 1978 obtained his Masters Degree from Golden Gate University.

Allan began his career with Monsanto, Memorex and Stewart Warner which led him to management positions with companies in the Computer Industry to include setting up manufacturing plants in the Philippines and the Pacific Rim. Most notably, his career ended with 25 years at Hewlett Packard based out of Boise, Idaho. This time brought him to successful assignments abroad which included Europe, Asia and Japan. And, assignments living abroad in England and Mexico before his retirement from the industry. His nickname was "Dr. No." In 1998 Allan married Eugenia (Genie) Kibbee, honeymooned in Thailand and moved his life from Boise to Half Moon Bay, CA. He continued to work and contract with local companies (after his HP retirement) in the San Francisco bay area until relocating his life with his wife, Genie to Indio, California in 2011.

Now a resident in the Sun City community, Allan was involved in Karaoke, the Singers Chorale and the Performing Arts group where he proved himself to be quite the actor!

Allan is survived by his wife Genie, her children and grand-children who embraced Allan as their own and they as his own. Allan was and is forever "Poppi." Son James (Patricia) Salinero, Jacob and Lucas their sons of Half Moon Bay, CA. Daughter Tonya (Bernie) Muehr, Kade and Tiana their children of Indio, CA.

Allan is also survived by his sons, Douglas (Kelli) Lorenz of Sacramento, CA; David (Cheryl) Lorenz of Boise, ID; his daughter, Christy Lorenz-(James) Heron of Sacramento, CA, and Kyle their son. Brothers Herman (Barbara) of Sandy Springs, GA; Wilson (Pat) of Lutz, FL; and his baby sister, Margaret (Peggy) Lorenz-(Albert) Thomas of Dacula, GA and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and close friends world-wide.

Allan was the great Bwana and loved hunting with his son, David and his best buddy Tony Steward who was also, during the HP days, his partner in starting up and running a pizza joint in Santa Clara, CA ... "Antonio and Boomer's, Pizza Co." - the best pizza ever!

Allan skied the slopes of Bogus, Zermatt, Lake Tahoe's Heavenly Valley, Vail, Sun Valley and many others. He Scuba dove the waters of Cozumel, Cancun and Kauia. Golfed the world and hunted game throughout the western United States. Allan had many wonderful life experiences and loved the days of Green Flag racing in his 1972 Datsun 240Z (the Green Hornet) at Firebird Raceway in Boise, and Buttonwillow, Sears Point and Thunderhill in California. Allan also had two other loves in his life, his beautiful Golden Retriever, "Danny Boy" wonderfully trained as his hunting companion and then little "T-Rex" his funny little Chihuahua-mix side-kick and buddy.

Under the umbrella of thIs Covid-19 virus, there will be no Funeral Mass other than a graveside service for interment Friday, April 3rd, 10:00a, at the Coachella Valley Cemetery in Coachella, CA. Our Priest, Rev. Donald R. Craig will preside. Allan's immediate Desert family will be present as the limitations are restricted to no more than 10 souls in attendance coupled with the imposed California lock-down. Plans for a memorial Roman Catholic Mass will be forthcoming and finalized at a later date.

We are grateful and comforted by the tremendous outpouring of love, support, prayers and shared memories. May God protect you and yours from harm's way in these most difficult times. Allan passed to eternity from natural causes quickly, painlessly and peacefully with his wife, Genie at his bedside.