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ALAN POPICK Alan J. Popick, 80, of Henderson, passed away Sept. 30, 2010. He was born Nov. 5, 1929, in the Bronx, N.Y., and was a 15-year resident of Nevada. He served in the Seventh Army Symphony during the Korean War and was a music professor. Alan was a proud French Horn player, jazz aficionado, educator, mentor and motivator to music students of all ages. He loved to travel and tell stories. He is survived by his loving daughters, Nancy Roth and Carrie Morgan; two granddaughters, Tracey and Robin Roth; and devoted brother, Ed Popick. No services are scheduled. Donations can be made in his name to VH1 Save The Music Foundation, 1515 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10036.



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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2010.
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August 9, 2011
Mr. Popick was such a wonderful trumpet teacher. He was like a grandfather to me. He came over every week, and joined my family for our Passover Seder. He went to my Bar Mitzvah too. I'm so sad to see that he passed away. I'll miss him dearly.
Jason
April 21, 2011
Popick was the man. He told the best stories in history of rock class. the guy was hilarious! have to say i'll miss him, and i'm sure many others will as well.
Giuseppi
April 21, 2011
I didn't get to know Professor Popick very well but I can tell that he a good-hearted person who made the world a better place. He had a very positive impact on my own life that extends far beyond the limited scope of his class and I am truly grateful that I was able to know him, even if it was only for a short time. I am also saddened that I heard of his passing so far after it actually occurred. May he rest in peace.


-Tom.
December 14, 2010
I was lucky to have Mr. Popick as my French Horn teacher/tutor for my high school years. He was funny and really knew how to bring out my best. I still have the books of music with his expressive marks and directions. Now, being older and taking up horn again, I wish I could bring back the great lessons he taught. I wanted to contact Mr. Popick and connect with him, sharing my recent musical adventures. I found the obituary. I miss him and am sorry that I didn't get that chance to connect. My sympathies go out to the family. He was a strong influence on my life.
Julie Stock
November 30, 2010
Mr.Popick was a friend and mentor to my daughter. He was loved and will be missed. A truly special person.
B G
November 30, 2010
Professor Popick inspired my love for jazz. He will always be a part of my life. He had a special soul that I will never forget. I miss You~
Loretta Goldenberg
November 21, 2010
I began lessons with Mr. Popick in the late 60's at his home in Commack,L.I.
He was unforgetable as a horn teacher, mentor and wonderful human being!He will always be a part of my life. God bless
Alyce Berard-Whitman
October 26, 2010
Mr. Popick was my first french horn teacher way back in the 70's. He got me my first "professional" gig. and ultimately got me on the path to the Manhattan School of Music. He was a terrific guy and I will always remember those lessons in his basement in Commack.
James Stalzer
October 21, 2010
Alan was the true definition of a "cool dude". He taught me as a student at Suffolk CC and I always enjoyed my time with him. God Bless
Rich Turner
October 18, 2010
Mr. Popick was an awesome teacher but ever more so a great person. His character was truly one of a kind and I will always remember him and the many things he taught me. He was always there when you needed somebody to talk to and was always willing to give advice and point you in the right direction. I'm proud to say that he was part of my life and he will be missed greatly.

Thank you for everything Mr. Popick, you truly made a difference in my life and you will always stay with me in my memories of the many good times we had.
Robby Williams
October 17, 2010
Alan is missed more than he will ever know.He was truly one of a kind. He was more than just a teacher, he always became a friend as well. Our family will miss him terribly. The Hartmanns
October 9, 2010
I just learned this evening of Mr. Popick's passing. My daughter was one of the lucky ones to have been a student of Mr. Popick's. He just new how to connect with her. She learned so much from him. We will miss him dearly. Our prayers go out to his daughters Carrie & Nancy. The Zinns
October 6, 2010
I'm sorry to learn of Professor Popick's passing. He took my appreciation of jazz to a new level when I was a student at Suffolk County Community College back in mid 1970's.
J.P. Skelly
October 5, 2010
Mr. Popick was a wonderful mentor to many music Students. My daughter was lucky enough to take lessons from Him. He was always very encouraging. He will be missed.
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