Memorial service set for former chair

Staff Report

A memorial service has been set for Alan Baharlou, the former geology/geography chair who died Aug. 21 in Estes Park, Colorado. Baharlou served as chair of Eastern’s geology/geography department for 25 years and was still active for the university and community after his retirement.

A visitation has been set from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Dvorak Concert Hall at the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The memorial service is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the same place. According to the obituary, free valet parking at Doudna Circle will be available for those needing assistance.

Following the memorial service, those who want to continue in a “celebration of Alan’s life” can go to the home of Michael and Roxanne Cornebise following Sunday’s memorial service.  This celebration will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Baharlou is survived by his wife, Carlene, of Charleston, two daughters, Roxanne Cornebise and Carlotta Baharlou, both of Charleston and four grandchildren, Madeline Baharlou-Quivey, Sam and Sofia Cornebise, and Charlie Gaines, according to his obituary.

Per the obituary, Alan’s family encourages those attending any of these celebrations to wear blue, in honor of Baharlou’s passion for Eastern.

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