Alan Jay Liss

12/22/1954 - 12/10/2020


Obituary For Alan Jay Liss

Alan Jay Liss
Dec. 22, 1954 – Dec. 10, 2020

Alan Jay Liss, 65, Altoona, PA passed away Thursday at his residence.
He was born in Jersey City, NJ, the son of Irving and Florence Liss. Alan married Heather M. Hutcheon on June 14, 2008.
He is survived by his wife, Heather; daughter, Rhea A. Liss; step-daughter, Maura M. Lowey and step-son, Alexander P. Lowey; mother and step-father, Florence and Charles E. Greenhill; sisters, Donna (Jeffrey) Mallinger, Randi (Barry) Ruggiero and their son, Brandon “Biggie Boy” all of NJ.
Alan was preceded in death by his father Irving; his son, Ian Michael Liss; and a step-sister Lezlie Paige Clark.
He was a member of Temple Beth Israel. Alan enjoyed sports, music, and had a huge love for dogs, but most especially loved watching his children in dance and karate.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the following charities: Central PA Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, Pa. 16602 or online at, The American Heart Association online at and Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County online at in Alan’s memory.
Arrangements provided by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, Inc.
Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • 12/22/2020

    Condolences to Alan's family. Alan was a very unique, kind hearted, giving man who will never be forgotten by the people who's lives he has touched. Me, and my family will always treasure the time we had with Alan There was never a dull moment with Alan around. Although ourartiage did not survive. I will always love and treasure the time we had together. RIP death Alan may you finally find the peace you have always searched for. Say hi to Jamie for me. Live you always and gorever. Vickie

  • 12/20/2020

    May you Rest in Peace Alan. Words could not express the loss, of my best friend. You will always live in our memories, and hearts. Love ya mucho, my Big Jewish Brother ✡❤🙏

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Joseph J. Stevens III


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