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Alan Schriber passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015, after a brief illness.
He was born in Lakewood, Ohio, in December, 1938, the only son of Leonard and
Katharine Schriber. He is survived by
Carolyn Poling Schriber, his wife of 54 years. Their only son, Douglas Alan
Schriber, preceded him in death in 2000.
graduated from Kent State University and served in the U. S. Air Force for
twenty-two years as an Air Weapons Controller for NORAD, a commander of a radar
site in Alaska, and as part of a specialized reconnaisance team in Viet Nam. He
retired from the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel. He then worked for
over ten years as an executive recruiter for a national personnel consulting
firm. He held a master’s degree in Public Administration from the
University of Colorado at Denver and had completed all course work and
examinations toward a doctorate in that field.
became a Member of Lions Clubs International in 1972 and eventually served as
as District Governor for all of Western Tennessee in 2003- 2004. He was an
active past president and member of the Board of Directors of Mid-South Lions
Sight and Hearing Service, a non-profit organization that brings Lions from
four states together to provide free surgeries and treatment for those who
cannot afford optometric or auditory care. In 2004-2009, he spearheaded
the effort to invite the USA/Canada Leadership Forum to come to Tennessee and
was instrumental in a successful bid to bring over 2800 Lions to Memphis for a
four-day conference. In May 2010, he served as vice chairman of the
Tennessee/LCIF flood relief efforts. Most recently he coordinated the
efforts of LCI, Mid-South, and the Southern College of Optometry on a pilot
project in Shelby County to provide free eye exams and glasses for indigent
adults in the greater Memphis area. He was also a member of local chapters
of the Air Force Association, the Military Officers Association of America, and
the Military Writers Society of America.
Visitation will be on Friday, January 30th from 12:30 to
1:30 at the Memphis Funeral Home, 3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN
38133 Graveside service with full
military honors will follow at 2:30 at the West Tennessee State Veterans
Cemetery for all who wish to attend.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial
gifts be directed to MidSouth Lions Sight and Hearing Service, 930 Madison
Avenue, Suite 101, Memphis, TN, 38103.