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Alan Fred Eysen

July 3, 1931 — February 15, 2023

Mt. Pleasant

Alan Fred Eysen

Alan Fred Eysen, 91, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, widower of Rella Schwartz Eysen, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, February 15, 2023.  His graveside service will be held Sunday, February 19, 2023 in the Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Cemetery, Huguenin Avenue at 1:00 pm. The family will receive friends before the service in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mt. Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.


Alan was born July 3, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, son of the late Joseph Eysen and the late Sophie Kalkstein Eysen. He was a graduate of Queen's College and earned his Masters in Journalism from UCLA. Known for his research and perspective, he was the political editor of Newsday, and a professor of Investigative Journalism at both Stonybrook and Hofstra Universities, and CW Post College. Alan was a Pulitzer Prize winner for a political ring investigative reporting in Long Island, NY, and used that knowledge as a political consultant, owning his own firm and running political campaigns. He shared his expertise throughout his entire life, writing five novels after the age of 80 and the last at 90 years old. He was a founder and a proud elder statesman of The Martini Club and a private pilot. Alan was loved, respected, and will be missed by all who knew him. He will be remembered for the way he loved his family.

He is survived by children, Seth Eysen (Lisa) of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Jodi Glasser (Paul) of Greenville, SC; five grandchildren, Russell Glasser, Jordan Eysen (Luci), and John Eysen (McKenzie), Julie Hacker (Tony) and Megan Eysen (Adam); and his great grandchildren, Cameron Long, Brooklyn Glasser and Nora Eysen. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his sister Edna Stern.

Memorials may be made to Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, 90 Hasell Street, Charleston, SC  29401 or the Lowcountry Food Bank 2864 Azalea Dr., N. Charleston, SC 29405.

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Visitation

Sunday, February 19, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Sunday, February 19, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Cemetery

Huguenin Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

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