ALAN KUPER, VOICE OF THE SIERRA CLUB
WCLV has lost a member of its extended family. Alan Kuper, who for nearly 30 years served as the voice of the NE Ohio Sierra Club with daily "Notes from the Sierra Club" segments, died Saturday, December 13, 2008, after a prolonged struggle with cancer. He was 84.
By training, Alan was a solid-state physicist, earning degrees at the University of Chicago, and University of Illinois with post doctoral work at Princeton. From 1964 to 1978, he taught Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics at Case Western Reserve University. He left academia to devote himself entirely to environmental concerns, consulting out-of-state on solar energy and fiber optics. Returning to Cleveland, he became chairman of the Northeast Ohio Sierra Club building its membership to all time highs with extensive fundraising projects bringing in renowned adventurers and
In 2000, Alan founded Comprehensive US Sustainable Population, a national non-profit organization that addresses United States Population concerns.
He continued this work until the last day of his life.
Alan is survived by his wife, Virginia, a son, two daughters and five grandchildren.