In Memorial

Alan DAlba

Date of Death: September 7th, 2020
19 in Elul 5780


Alan D'Alba, of Northbrook, born October 25, 1948 and passed away September 7, 2020 after a valiant, year long, battle with pancreatic cancer. Alan was the beloved husband for 37 years of Merle (nee Albert), loving father of Allyson (Joshua) Rieger and Marissa D'Alba; cherished grandfather of the adorable, Ariella and Leor Rieger; treasured son-in-law of Barbara Albert (Henry) Kopka and fond pet parent of Cocoa, cherished brother of Joel (Robyn) and Bruce (Elizabeth) and brothers-in-law, Dr. Brian (Diane) Albert and Mark (Tara) Albert as well as many loving nieces, nephews and many cherished friends. He was the beloved son of the late Louis and Esther D'Alba. Alan graduated with a degree in finance from the University of Miami in Florida, and he owned two Currency Exchanges in the Chicago area before becoming a registered Real Estate Appraiser. He opened Aexact Appraisal Residential Real Estate Services over 20 years ago and recently retired. Alan volunteered for the American Red Cross and The Chicago Architectural Society. He was also a member of the Northbrook American Legion. He loved to garden, cycle and walk. Alan had a long bucket list of amazing adventures that kept his attitude positive up to the end. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, The Northbrook Cancer Wellness Center, or the Chicago Chapter of the American Red Cross, Services are private. To leave condolences and for information, including a link to view the service: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Thursday, September 10th at 12:00 pm
Service Location: Private Graveside Service - Shalom Memorial Park

May His Memory Be A Blessing

You are invited to view the recording of the funeral that took place on September 10, 2020 by clicking on the link below.

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand RoadArlington Heights

Shiva Information

At the D'Alba Family Home
1067 Cobblestone Court
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

Following the service
Friday 11 AM to 7 PM
Sunday 11 AM to 7 PM
(weather permitting)
Due to the pandemic, the family asks that all visitors wear face masks and observe social distancing.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, California 90266

The Northbrook Cancer Wellness Center
215 Revere Drive
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

American Red Cross Illinois
Rauner Center
2200 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612

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Guest Book & Memories

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September 17th, 2020

I just heard about Alan's passing and was deeply saddened -have so many fond memories of growing up with him when we went to Solomon and Von Steuben High School together -my deepest sympathies and condolences to the family -time and life are fleeting but memories last forever-may you rest in peace Alan

~Robert Aaron
~step-brother -friend, Lighthouse Point -Florida

September 10th, 2020

I was a colleague of Merle’s at Searle. Over the years I have followed Alan’s posts on LinkedIn and occasionally interacted in his posts. Merle, sorry for your loss and will keep you and the family members in our thoughts and prayers.

~Tom Mullin
~Friend of Merle’s, Mooresville, IN

September 10th, 2020

I convey condolences to the D'Alba family. I will pray for your family.

~Friend of Joel, Chicago

September 9th, 2020

Merle and family
So sorry to hear about Alan
Please accept our condolences
Harvey and Joan hara

~Harvey Hara
~Friend, Northbrook il

September 9th, 2020

Barbara spoke often of how lucky she was to have such a nice son inlaw. So sorry for your loss.

~Ronnie Jarett
~friend of Barbara, Highwood, Il 60040

September 9th, 2020

May you Rest In Peace Alan. We haven’t seen each other since the early 70’s when you and I were friends with Lloyd, yet it was still a shock to hear about your death. RIP

~Ken hirsch
~Friend, Costa rica


Yahrzeit Dates For Alan DAlba

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
19th of Elul 57818/27/2021
19th of Elul 57829/15/2022
19th of Elul 57839/5/2023
19th of Elul 57849/22/2024
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