The Death of Mr. Alan Caruba – I will never forget you Sir!

The Death of Mr. Alan Caruba – I will never forget you Sir!

Alan CarubaMr. Alan Caruba Oct. 9, 1937 — June 15, 2015

Last Monday the world lost a great man and I lost the most wonderful friend I have ever had, Alan Caruba.

Alan had a great many fans and admirers of his work, his writings and opinions, and many of them have been contacting me regarding services for Alan, wishing to pay their last respects and so forth.

I talked to Alan’s lawyer at 2:15PM Texas time and was informed that Alan had specified his wishes that in the event of his death he wanted his body to be cremated and he wanted there to be NO services.

There were no further instructions, not one word regarding his ashes or what to do with them.

A couple of weeks ago Alan was admitted to the hospital and underwent what was, in Alan’s opinion, a bit of surgery to fix a slightly torn intestine that was due to diverticulitis.

Last week I talked to Alan several times, I was worried about him and how weak he sounded and when I called on Monday his lawyer answered the phone and advised me that Alan had passed. 

Today I was able to talk at some length with the attorney and he gave me the information on Alan’s wishes. He also gave me the details of Alan’s death.

It appears that Alan fell and struck something causing him to bleed profusely and it appears that he couldn’t get up but was trying to make his way to the bathroom. That is where he died.

He was DOWN with NO HELP but Alan Caruba was a fighter until the very end. I would have expected nothing less.

Rest in Peace my friend, you ARE loved and missed!

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14 Responses to The Death of Mr. Alan Caruba – I will never forget you Sir!

  1. the unit says:

    Fred, I respect that he probably died on his own terms. Not long term feeble with illness and unable to tend to himself. Down and alone is tough. Sounds like he had a plan drawn up having the lawyer around. I in my seventies near his age. That’s what I hope for as well. I subscribe to a Medscape site that recently asked physicians, nurses and allied healthcare people how they hoped to die. All said quickly. The article there said only 10% or fewer get it that way.
    I say have solace he didn’t suffer long. As I said before RIP Mr. Caruba. And to Fred, not Mr. Witzell, take it easy yourself.

  2. MM from Georgia says:

    Great tribute, Fred. I always read Alan’s columns and admired his skillful writing and wit and was shocked to hear of his death. He was so talented we couldn’t find him on television. You’ll notice overrated Fox Network (I’ve given up on those folks) doesn’t have room for the great patriotic writers and commentators but can always work in another loser liberal yakker for “balance.” Roaming around the Internet is far better. The best commentators usually are not on television. All should read Alan’s archives. As t.u. said, take it easy yourself. Every day we have here is a bonus (I’m 75 - it zips by quickly). Rest In Peace, Alan.

  3. Vince Schultz says:

    R.I.P Alan, I already miss you.

  4. Ron Stabb says:

    Thanks, Fred. I always wanted to meet the man and shake his hand. Next life, I guess.
    Good article by Jim Lakely of The Heartland Institute here:

  5. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    He died on as much of his own terms as he could. Unfortunate to go that way but there is no “good” way to go except the ideal: in your sleep, in your bed, in your own home.


    • the unit says:

      I hope my comment wasn’t misconstrued as to meaning. No…down and alone not a planned demise. Just about not having the long suffering is all I meant was good. Most all who read here, I think, have seen what that is all about.
      Short story of it all, my mom with broken hip at 88, passed at 91, 9 years ago. Now dealing with wife’s mom’s health at 92. That’s all I was getting at.

  6. Phillip Bertolino says:

    I knew Alan for many years and his mom also. I lived in Maplewood and was a proud member of the Maplewood Police Department. I truly enjoyed this smart mans comments and will surely miss doing so.

    God bless and care for you..

  7. Mike Fitzpatrick says:

    Thank you, Fred.
    I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Caruba.
    I was a long time follower of his and will deeply miss his commentary and patriotism.
    His was a voice of truth. I had feared the worst when I had seen his column did not have another entry. I knew he was recuperating from surgery and I felt it had been more serious than he led us to believe. But I know his spirit and voice will live in all his loyal followers who will continue to spread the truth!
    Rest in peace, Alan

  8. Ronbo says:

    TAPS for a true patriot, gentleman and objective journalist.

    Alan was a good friend who I often communicated with by means of email.

    He will be missed.

  9. Wayne says:

    Nice eulogy Fred. I too already feel the loss of a great patriot. I enjoyed his Warning Signs blog and will miss reading it. Again, rest in peace Alan.

  10. OregonBuzz says:

    Godspeed Alan, you and I shared many interesting conversations. Hold him close Lord.

  11. Gunnar W. says:

    Was Alan Caruba still living in South Orange, New Jersey at the time of his death?

  12. pa says:

    So sorry to learn of Mr. Caruba’s death. I learned a great deal by reading his posts over the years.
    Will someone be in charge of keeping his site online? I hope that wealth of material will not be lost to us.
    For example: Lawrence Auster’s site is being kept by The Thinking Housewife. I forget the details, but I believe this was a legal arrangement made before his death. Her work is not the informal act of a friend and so promises long-term care of Auster’s archives. Just last week I followed numerous links to his site, and I would like for everyone to have the same access to Mr. Caruba’s work for years to come.

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