Alan David Sine, of Sunrise FL, passed away on December 2, 2018 in Plantation, FL. Alan David Sine was born in Waltham, MA to Donald W. and Elvira B. Sine on December 5, 1954. He attended Largo High School in Largo, FL and the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT.
Alan was a pilot and instructor pilot with the United States Coast Guard and following his retirement in 1996, he continued as a pilot with various corporate airlines, culminating with fifteen years as a pilot with Net Jets, Inc. During his career with USCG, he was awarded The Coast Guard Commendation Medal w/Bronze Star, Humanitarian Service Medal w/two Bronze Stars, the Coast Guard Special Operations Service Medal, and the Secretaries Award for Outstanding Achievement, along with many others.
He was involved with the Men's Club of St. David Catholic Church of Davie, FL, and St.
Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church of Pembroke Pines, FL, the Knights of Columbus, Well Spring Ministry, as well as the United States Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association.
He is preceded in death by his daughter Caroline Sine.
He is survived by his spouse, Dalila Sine; daughter, Stephanie (Mathew) Wilson; son, Keith Sine; son-in-laws, Erick Zelaya and Alejandro Zelaya; sisters, Dina Sine and Donna Berbling; brother, Eric Sine; and parents, Donald and Elvira (Dolly) Sine.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Fred Hunter's University Drive Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at St. David Catholic Church with Fr. Steve officiating. Burial will follow at 11:15 AM on Friday, December 7, 2018 at South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth, FL.
The family of Alan David Sine wishes to extend our sincere thanks to West Side Regional Medical Center, Plantation, FL, Fr. Steve, and Fr. Jeff, Deacon Elkin, as well as the many friends and family who have come together to support us.
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Al was a fair CG boss I enjoyed working for 1990-1991 at C3I East South Miami , FL. Janet, Angelica & Valentina pass our condolences to Al's family. May Al rest in peace . Dave Masiero CGA 79
Our hearts go out to all of Al's family. He was so very kind to us in the last almost 2 1/2 years now since the crash that took Caroline away from all of us. Even though his pain and grief in losing his daughter was more than anyone should have to endure, he was always so good about consoling us! His phone calls to Sean and kind words will never be forgotten. He was truly a man of great faith! We know that he is in Heaven with Caroline and we pray that can bring you some comfort. God bless all of you!
Deidre, Phil, and Sean
This is Doug Snowball, "Snow" to Al.
I presume you have Al's phone and am sending this as a text as well.
I am saddened for you and happy for a good Catholic man and friend. Our Lord wanted him home.
Please accept my condolences for you. Know that Karla and I have already offed a Mass and Communion for his soul.
I wanted to attend the funeral of my long-time friend. We were buddies since the first day at the Academy and through football, flight school and CG Aviation.
I am in Johannesburg, South Africa at the present and will again offer my Mass tomorrow for both you in your sorrow and the soul of a good man.
With Hope and Joy;
Alan was a great guy and friend. I flew with Alan many times at NetJets. I will miss him dearly. Alan and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. We Love You Alan - Rest In Peace Buddy.
Julie M Colmer
Dalila, I wish to express my heartfelt condolences and sympathy to You and all of Al's fmily.
I first met Al right after Swab summer in New London. Al was my first Wife, (roomate) as we started our academic year at the Coast Guard Academy. During that semester we shared and endured many "adventures" as well as our quiet times together in our indoctrination into Academy life. In our close, but relatively short time together, Al left a profound and lasting impression on me which I still cherish and carry today. Over the years, even though we both became pilots (on different coast) our paths grew diverse as we pursued our careers. But even when our paths did cross at reunions and as pilots both flying for USAir, we could pick up like we were just out of the Academy. I never mentioned it to Al in as many words, But I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Al and the many things we shared. I will miss him tremendously. He was an inspiration to me and I believe to many who knew him. The world is a lessor place for his passing. One can only be consoled knowing that our loss is the hereafters gain. Rest in Peace my Friend.
I had the honor to crew for Al in Corpus on the HH-52 and serve with him again in Miami. Great Officer and all around great person. May God watch over you and your family. You'll be missed.
David Lowenstein/NetJets pilot.
I flew with Alan only one time, it was only for four days. But it was last month. I don’t know Alan well but what I do know is that he loved you his wife and his children very very much. He spoke of you with pride. The few days we spent together flying his spirits were high when he found out my wife and children are practicing Catholics. He has such a deep rooted faith that not many people have. One thing I am sure of is that he sitting in heaven right now with your daughter and his heart is full. To hear about his passing came of a great shock to me since we just flew together. I do know He was greatly saddened by the loss of your daughter, I hope he found some inner peace before he passed. If anyone is one with God it would be Alan. We spoke of the Bible For almost our entire trip. I am saddened by your loss and even though we have never met I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
May his memory be eternal before God. I flew many flights with Al when we were stationed together in Corpus Christi, TX, and Miami, Fl. He was always fun to be around and a safe pilot and good officer.
Joe Dannenfeldt - USMC / NetJets pilot
I had the privilege of flying with Al on multiple occasions with NetJets. I was a Marine, and with Al being a Coastie it made for an entertaining week of cockpit banter. After work was complete for the day, we were able to share stories of our families back home. Al shared with me the heartbreak when he lost his daughter, the love he had for his children and the devotion that he carried for his wife. Although I didn’t know Al “well”, from talking and spending time with him you immediately knew what a fine man he was.
“Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them. May Alan Rest In Peace. Amen.”
LCDR Jim Wright - I've known Alan for over 50 years. He was a few years older than me, but we attended the same elementary school and high school. Attended the same church growing up. While he was attending the CG Academy, I was at UF on a Navy scholarship. He married my elder sister and we became family. I attended flight school in Pensacola a few years after Al. He played guitar and sang at my wedding. Over the years our two families shared many holidays together and one trip to the Florida keys together. Our children grew up grew up together as close cousins. Our family photo albums are full of great pictures of our five children together having fun. He was a great young man to "follow in his footsteps" as we both retired from our respective services with successful flight careers. He was an awesome brother in law. Deepest condolences to his family.
Alan was a friend since our youthful days at St. Patrick's Elementary School in Largo, Fl through our shared 'enjoyment' in USCGA, and into our Coast Guard careers. He was a wonderful and sincere person with a great perspective on life. I am sure his family and friends will miss him always. God bless you Alan!.
mere words will never do justice to the type of person and pilot you are. And although separate branches of service, a true kindred spirit and brother. You are a shining expample of the best of the Coast Guard. I always enjoyed the times flying the U-boat with you. Always calm and relaxed but always watchful. Thank you for the times I got to share a cockpit with you. May you Rest In Peace brother.
And to Alan’s family, my sincere condolences and prayers in this time.
Al, I will miss your friendship, smile and voice forever. You were a great person and I know that you’re in a special place in heaven .
To Al’s family, my deepest condolences . Al will be truly missed ..
It was great knowing you Al. Requiescat in pace.
Al was a true brother...it was a blessing that we met in June of 1972 at the Coast Guard Academy and stayed friends throughout his CG career and life. After the Academy and our first tour afloat, Al and I went to flight school together and pinned on our Wings together. We hung out together at flight school and helped each other get through the demanding training. Al was humble and devoted man, always willing to lend a helping hand and with his quick wit, a laugh to lighten the day. My fondest memory was when Al completed his final course work and last flight at Whiting Field! He thanked God for blessing him with a good flight and passing grades!! He kissed the tarmac and gave me a big hug as he headed to his final debrief and locker to stow his gear. We went our separate way after flight school but would always look each other up at any aviation gathering or during our annual instrument checks at ATC Mobile. Al was a good pilot and safety officer...when he stood the watch we were in good hands. I know my dear friend is in heaven looking down on us with his forever smile...take care my friend "we have the watch".
CAPT Bill Peterson (USCG ret) Class of 76
What a shock and great loss this is. Al’s been my friend since June of 1972, when we started out at the Coast Guard Academy as classmates in the great Class of 1976. During Swab Summer, we were in the same section, SECTION ONE, with a bunch of other legendary individuals. He actually came up with our section’s nickname – the SOB Squad – which, as no one would guess, stood for “Sweet Ol’ Babies!” I vividly remember our first real conversation during that first day at CGA after our traumatic haircuts. We were down at the Infirmary in mass, stripped down to our skivvies, getting about a dozen shots and going through the paces of our initial physicals all before lunch time. Al, being right behind me in line, kept telling me: “Man, you’ve got a wide-ass foot!” But other than feet, we had a lot in common. Al and I were about the same age (he was born just 16 days before me), and I remember us both being 6’1” and staying at around 190 lbs. Since we both played center on the Academy football team, we competed against and pushed each other for four years as teammates. And we both hated centering punts. We spent a lot time together in the Billard Hall weight room and worked out on the decks of the EAGLE during the summer of 1973, when all we had was push-ups, sit-ups, a jump rope, and seasickness to keep us in shape. So, I can attest to Al’s toughness and strength—and his friendship. Al picked up the nickname “Rock” along the way, and he was just that—a loyal rock-solid genuine friend and Christian. He had a big heart and a great sense of humor. I have always admired his tenacious attitude and what he has accomplished, especially as a career aviator. I have been blessed by Al’s friendship and the experiences we had together. I will miss you, Al Sine, but also know that you are in divine hands right now.
To Al Sine’s family and relatives, my prayers and thoughts are with you.
Mark Simpson, LCDR (retired) USCGA Class of ‘76
Alan and my father (Jim Freeman) were classmates and football teammates at the Coast Guard. I saw Alan in February when he presented a football award for my late father. He was so nice and I really enjoyed his company. I'm very sorry to hear about his passing. I take some condolences in that he has a friend waiting in heaven. My heartfelt condolences and sympathy to his family...I'm so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Lisa Fontanetta
Alan is a wonderful person and we will really miss seeing him, especially on First Fridays. He and Dalila have both been good friends to me and my husband, Gerry, and we will miss him. His and Dalila's spirituality and love of God are an inspiration to us.; May Alan's soul rest in peace and the peace of Jesus and Our Blessed Mother console Dalial and the family during this time. You are all in our prayers. Maria and Gerry Gorth Lauderhill, FL.
Alan a great person and friend to my husband Jerry and I. He shared unconditionally his time helping others. Was kind and loved his family. Will be greatly missed. Forever in our hearts. Our prayers are with Dailala and Family. Godspeed!
Jerry & Vicky Turnbull, Pembroke Pines, Fl.
Al is one of those people that I will never forget. Classmates at the Coast Guard Academy, I can still remember working to help him pass first year Calculus and his "never give up" drive to conquer the material. He was one of those people that you instantly liked and will forever be missed. Craig D. Peterson, Captain (retired) USCGA '76
“In our dreams we are able to fly ... and that is a remembering of how we were meant to be.” - Madeleine L’Engle
Prayers for his family. Had the pleasure of conversing before several Falcon flights. Rest in Peace sir, Godspeed. Thomas L. Dupont AD1-USCG retired.
To the Family and Relatives of my lifetime friend, Al Sine. I first met Al when I was 17 at the Coast Guard Academy, as he was my first roommate Swab Year. I have strong memories of a very compassionate and loving man, who openly shared both the joys and setbacks of his life. His spirituality was evident in all his interactions with people. We both became Aviators, and shared many exciting episodes during our careers. He was a good friend. I will miss him dearly. Paul Langlois, Captain (retired), USCGA '76.
This is written with much love and respect for Alan, our friend, who for over two decades shared his life and good counsel with us: my wife, Debbie, and our son, Gabe. We will miss you buddy, thanks for the memories. We will always remember your sly and wry smile and understated humor.
Our hearts, prayers and love to you Delilah in your loss. Our very best, Randy, Debbie and Gabe Mazie
Alan was a true man of God: he loved Dalila, he loved his family, loved his friends, and served his Wellspring Family abundantly. He was brave to share his hurts from life to identify and assist others in similar circumstances. But most of all, and most importantly! Alan was right ordered. He knew
that he was here to know, love, and serve God; and this he did with all his heart. His devotion to our Blessed Mother was inspiring. I feel confident that when he met the Lord, he was welcomed, "Well done my good and faithful servant, now enter into the Kingdom that was created for you."
Thank you, Alan, love you, grateful+grace+
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