Alan S. Orling, 69, died at his home in North Salem, NY on March 25. The cause of death was Lewy Body Dementia. A native of Roslyn Heights, NY, Alan graduated from New York University in 1973. He immediately began a lifelong career as a freelance photographer, bringing an exceptional sense of composition and a deep sensitivity to his work. He is best known for his ability to capture the human dignity of his subjects. On assignment for PR firms, national magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, he photographed Chief Justice Warren Burger, Senator Ted Kennedy, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Journalist Studs Terkel, CBS News President Fred Friendly and the infamous Roy Cohn. Alan’s talents were no less on display in the photographs he took of ordinary people for employee magazines and annual reports. Extremely self-reliant, he enjoyed, and preferred, working alone, but was a loving and loyal friend. He will be missed. A devoted father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife Maggie, whom he adored, his children Emily and Eli, son-in-law César Alvarez, daughter-in-law Jeri Orling, grandchildren Ommy Bird and Io, and his brother Jeffrey and sister Merry.
The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 2nd 2018 at 215 Hawley Road, North Salem, NY. Family and friends are invited to arrive at 1:00PM for the service to begin at 2:30PM.