Alan J. Monty

January 1, 1957 ~ March 23, 2021 (age 64)


Alan James Monty, 64, the pride of Ft. Bliss Army Hospital as the first child born in El Paso, TX on January 1, 1957.  Alan, a caring and humble man died peacefully at home with loved ones by his side, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 following a short battle with pancreatic cancer.


Alan graduated from NCCS in 1974.  He joined the Army and was stationed in Germany.  Following his honorable discharge, he worked in New York City as a Bonded Carrier, A Telecommunications Specialist at Mitsui International, and TSA Agent at Kennedy Airport.  He joined CBP and worked at the Champlain border.  He left the workforce to be a full time caregiver to his mother until she passed.  Alan had an innate ability to make people laugh and had a soft spot for his nieces, nephews and step grandchildren.  He loved spending time in nature, becoming one with his surroundings, listening to the flow of the river, attending the campfire, telling and retelling the saga of how to capture the elusive “fox”.  Forever missed will be the sound of his singing, belting out with his whole heart, many of his favorite songs, “Summertime”, “Swing Low Sweet Chariot”, “Country Roads” and many others.


He was predeceased by his parents, Morton “Bud” and Anna “Mitzie” (Schoepl) Monty; two brothers, Michael and Eric Monty, one sister in law, Norma Jean Monty. 


He was survived by his son, Nicholas M. Monty; the love of his life, Melissa Guerin and her sons, Michael and Rufus; two grandchildren; one brother, Dennis (Stella) Monty; two sisters, Mary Ellen (Ron) Tomo and Susan (Ken) Roberts; 11 nieces and nephews and he was a grand uncle of six.


Family and friends may pay respects at St. Ann’s Church in Mooers Forks, NY Monday, March 29th at 9:00 a.m.  A funeral Mass will immediately follow at 10;30 a.m.  Please follow Covid-19 guidelines,  Masks are required.


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