Another friend of PAH passed away Thursday. Alan Diamonstein, of Newport News, was a former Delegate and a powerful lawmaker.
On a more personal note, he was Cherylle Lang's brother-in-law and a friend of Dave Chewning.
Dave would like to share the following with PAH members and friends:
"My good friend Alan passed away this morning, at his home, surrounded by family. He was a hunt member from 1994 to 2010
I first met Alan in the hunt field at North Bend. I was whipping-in that day and he needed help getting across a jump, that has not been there in years.
I rode over to help Alan and he asked me to lead him over the jump. I have always known Alan to be able to really think on his feet, as a good legislator is expected, but even Alan made a few bad choices: In spite of his bad choice that day, we both successfully got over the coop.
Alan always had a smile on his face, every time he was with his hunt friends. He was also most appropriately attired; another difference between the two of us.
I have visited with him on many occasions in recent years, after he had left the hunt, and his constant smile was always in place.
He will be sorely missed by Cherylle, Cindy, me and the entire PAH family.
PAH Whipper-In and friend of Alan"
Alan's memorial service will be held Sunday October 20, 1:30pm, at the Alan and Beverly Diamonstein Concert Hall at the Ferguson Center for the Arts at CNU.