Alan L. Moyer of Chelmsford, MA


Alan Lee Moyer, 73, of Chelmsford died Thursday January 12, 2017 at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston after a long illness.

He was the husband of Pamela Montella-Moyer with whom he celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary on Aug. 4, 2016.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Harry and Alice Moyer. He was raised in Cleveland and graduated from Berea High School with the Class of 1962. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University in 1967, his Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University in 1972 and his PHD in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University in 1974.

Alan worked as a software engineer at Mathworks of Natick before retiring in 2013. He previously worked at Kodak, Polaroid, as well as Wang Labs in Lowell and GE Lab of Binghamton, NY.

He was a member of the I.E.E.E., the House Rabbit Network and the Billerica Chess Club. He enjoyed rabbits and playing the piano and guitar. He was also an avid hiker and camper, amatuer photographer, and held two patents related to electronic imaging.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Neil Moyer of Candia, NH; his daughter, Alissa Evangelista and her husband, David of N. Andover; a sister, Nancy Ratz and her husband Allan of OH; two granddaughters, Anna and Natalie Evangelista; two nieces and four nephews.

Visitation Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. with a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. in the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford. For those that wish contributions in his memory may be made to the House Rabbit Network, P.O. Box 2602, Woburn, MA 01888. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 Middlesex Street, Chelmsford, MA. 978-251-4041. Guestbook at


January 16, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Dolan Funeral Home


January 16, 2017
11:00 AM
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Donald Burwell says:

    Alan and I were next door neighbors in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1948… We became life long friends at the age of four… We played and vacationed and camped together for many years… He will be greatly missed !!!!
    Don Burwell

  2. Charlie DeVane says:

    I am deeply saddened to learn of Al’s passing. I worked with him closely at MathWorks for several years until his retirement. He was an outstanding engineer, and a wonderful friend with a quiet humility, a deeply caring heart, and a very entertaining sense of humor. A rare combination, and sorely missed.

  3. Subhadra Mahanti says:

    Pam, Ali and Neil, we are so shocked to hear that Al is no more. Al was a kind, talented and generous man with a heart of gold. He was not only my favorite coworker ever but also a dear friend and guide who made us feel at home away from home. So it comes as an unbearable pain to lose my family-my dad and a friend like family within days of each other. May Al’s soul rest in peace and you find strength to cope with your loss and live on with all the good memories built together.
    With love always, Sonita, Subhadra & Siva

  4. Judy Humphrey says:

    Pam & family,
    So sorry for the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  5. Patricia and Deni Evangelista says:

    Deni and I are terribly saddened by the tragic loss of such a wonderful man. We are so sorry we cannot be there in person to help or offer support. He was such a devoted husband to Pam and beloved father to Ali and Neil. We hope with the passage of time you will only remember the fun and joyous times you all shared together.

  6. Deborah Montella Pearson says:

    Pam, Ali and Neil – We were saddened to hear of Al’s passing. Such a kind, caring and generous man. Know you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Hang on tightly to all the happy memories – it will keep him alive in your hearts.

    Love to all.

    Deborah Montella Pearson

  7. Jim and Judy Gallagher and Family says:

    Our Hearts are breaking with the News of Als’ passing.He was my all-time favorite neighbor,a great guy who always had a smile and would always lend a helping hand if needed.We will miss the sounds of his piano playing!Our Neighborhood will never be the same and our thoughts and prayers go out to Pam,Ali and Neal and Family!

  8. Traci Bartlett says:

    My thoughts and condolances to Alan’s family and friends.
    Please know that his work with the House Rabbit Network, is integral to the success of the group, and is a blessing to all the lives of humans, and rabbits, that it helps, daily.
    Lots of love and respect to a fellow rabbit lover.

  9. Pam and Ken Mead says:

    Pam, Ali and Neil, We are so terribly sorry to hear of the passing of Al.He has left you all way too soon.He was such a sweet man.I remember the time he was so excited to stop by our house and show Ken his new motorcycle! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

  10. Jane Bassett says:

    Our sympathies to Alissa, Pam and family for the loss of their Dad and Husband. You are in our thoughts.
    Russ and Jane Bassett

  11. Terry and Aaron Ashmore says:

    Our thoughts are with Al’s family during this difficult time. His redesign of House Rabbit Network’s website has/will result in so many rabbits finding their forever homes. He will be missed by so very many.

  12. Nancy Kovaleff says:

    Dear Family of Al, I am so very sorry for your loss. Al’s work on the web-site for the House Rabbit Network was a huge contribution, not only to the volunteers who use it daily but also to prospective adopters and countless people world-wide who simply want to expand their understanding of rabbit care. This is an invaluable legacy.

  13. Nancy Scholnick says:

    Alan’s generous and kind spirit will continue on with the many volunteers of the House Rabbit Network. He has left a legacy of the true spirit of volunteerism, and he will be remembered fondly. I am truly very sorry to hear of Alan’s passing, and I hope in time his wonderful memories will fill the emptiness. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  14. Suzanne Trayhan says:

    I’m still in a bit of disbelief- Al was such a great guy. I know how much he loved his family and pets, especially his rabbits. His work will live on through the redesign he did on our web site. I feel lucky to have had him on my life. My deepest sympathies to Pam, Ali & Dave, Neil, Casper, Harvey, the kitties and any one else that knew him.

  15. Richard Piccolo says:

    This is sad news. Alan was instrumental in hiring me at Polaroid. I owe him much gratitude for that. During my tenure there I appreciated his kindness, his caring (including his love for rabbits), his love for music (particularly Mahler), and his professional support. I learned much from him personally and professionally.

    My deepest sympathies to Pam and the entire family.

  16. Dave McBride says:

    Alan was about 11 years older than me and when I was a child I almost considered him more as a big brother than my uncle. I have a picture of him as a pre-teen sitting cross-legged in the front yard of the family home with infant me in his lap. I’ve been out in Arizona the past 35 years and didn’t get to visit the Moyer family as much as I would have liked to. I regret that. Uncle Al you will most certainly be missed by many.

  17. Jeff says:

    Uncle AL was always the sweetest guy. He embodied a family man. He loved you guys so much. I remember he would drink a Moosehead Beer or two when you all came to CT to visit us. I’ll be raising one of them to him a bit later on. The world lost a genuine, honorable man. You will be missed Uncle AL, Love you

  18. Lesley Brzozowski says:

    Pam, there are no words. Al will be missed deeply. He was always there to help and provide for his family. I feel we were blessed to have him in our lives. I keep thinking of some of our last conversations and the smiles he generated. Surely he is still watching over us.
    Love you all. Les

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