OBITUARY

Allen Hallett PULSIFER Jr.

April 5, 1952February 29, 2020

Allen Hallett PULSIFER was born on April 5, 1952 and passed away on February 29, 2020.

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Stephen Wolf

March 14, 2020

More shared memories from the Memorial

Russ Bogda - Thanks for the notice. Sad but not unexpected. He did many things for the Beta Gamma Nu Chapter. Always a pleasure. We would talk from time to time re UCLA sports, especially football and basketball, and his house in Malibu. A particular topic would be trimming of trees so would not block views. A common problem in Malibu and elsewhere in LA. I think of him when I go by the corner of Gayley and Strathmore.
Irving Chase - I had the great pleasure to know and work with Allen for many years. From 1974 until last year, I was ZBT Fraternity’s (Alpha Rho Chapter-UCLA) lead alumnus chapter advisor. It is through this position that I first met Allen so many years ago. Years ago—you lose track of years in the fraternity advisor business—our alumni corporation hired Allen as property manager for the ZBT Chapter House and 645 Landfair (an investment property owned by our alumni corporation).
Allen was one of the nicest and kindest gentlemen I have ever known. He was a class act. He was a mensch (Yiddish for a gentleman). The world would be a much better place with more Allen Pulsifers! Sigma Nu Fraternity has lost a true and loyal Brother in the passing of Allen Pulsifer. Please express my most sincere condolences to Arik on the death of his father.
To believe in the Life of Love, to walk in the Way of Honor, to serve in the Light of Truth - this is the Life, the Way, and the Light of Sigma Nu.
LOVE, HONOR, TRUTH

Stephen Wolf

March 14, 2020

Remarks shared at Allen Pulsifer’s Memorial March 7, 2020 at the the Kessenich Home in Malibu
Lynn Wolf- He was a wonderful friend and such a kind man. Steve and I have so many memories of him - camping, house boating, celebrations, dinners and parties. He was like family.
Steve Wolf - Allen and I served on the Alumni Board together for over 30 years and as you know he was the Epsilon Pi property manager for many of those years where he managed several major projects for the Chapter including the Library and the famous Sun Deck.
Our families became close when Allen built his home in Malibu and we shared many camping and Holiday adventures.
Blake Woodward - I am sad to learn this as I considered him a friend And I admired him for the work he did for the house.
Greg Maffei - Allen lived in the room behind the kitchen as a young ad exec and we thus saw him a lot when I was in the house from 1986 to 1990. Obviously, we tailgated together with you, Lynn and the Baker crew before Bruin games for decades. I also served on the alumni board with Allen (and you) for 10+ years in the 90s and early 2000s. Allen was such an asset to the Chapter of Sigma Nu for so many years. I don't know of any one person that gave more to this Chapter than he did. I will miss him.
Craig Johns - Al gave an inordinate amount of his time, energy, and passion to Epsilon Pi. The Brotherhood and its “Physical Plant” is stronger because of his love for the Bros.
Rick Young - I’m greatly saddened by his passing; he was a great friend and contributed greatly to building a stronger house.
Jeff Levin - No one gave more to Epsilon Pi than Al. His legacy will live eternal at 601.
Randy Hatley - Very sad to hear of Big Al’s passing. He was a great friend and an irreplaceable force for positive changes at the House. Please give my sympathies to Arik and any family.
Robbie Baker - I have fond memories of Allen while attending UCLA and our friendship flourished thereafter. My prayers are with his family

Stephen Wolf

March 14, 2020

From the March Sigma Nu Newsletter

Allen Pulsifer Jr. Joins Chapter Eternal


After a ten-year struggle with Parkinson’s Disease, alum Allen Pulsifer Jr. (EP 851) passed away the morning of February 29.

Al joined Epsilon Pi in the fall of 1971 and would spend much of his working life dedicated to the fraternity. A decade after graduating he answered the call to serve and helped improve the chapter relations with the University by becoming our fraternity’s first live-in advisor. Then as an Alumni Board member and as the physical property manager he supervised several major projects including the creation of the Library and the infamous Sundeck.

A thoughtful friend and diehard Bruin, Pulsifer will be remembered fondly by over 1,000 Epsilon Pi’s for the time, energy and passion he supplied our fraternity over thirty years. Our Brotherhood and the physical structure that houses our bond is stronger because of his love. Representing the chapter at his memorial service were alumni who spanned the decades - Steve Wolf (EP 622), Bill Young (EP 791), Blake Woodward (EP 842) and Jeff Levin (EP 1052). During the service, family and friends spoke of Al’s gentle and warm character, his devotion as a father to Arik, and his fierce loyalty to friends. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Blake, Steve, Bill and Jeff entertained all with a rendition of Drink Beer.

We hope you will join us in raising a toast to Pulsifer and other recent entrants into Chapter Eternal at our Black Knight reunion on May 16.