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.