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Alan Lee Lockwood

December 7, 1941 — December 20, 2023


Alan Lee Lockwood, age 82, passed away on December 20, 2023. Alan, a retired UW professor, was born on December 7, 1941 in Ravena, New York.  The beloved child of Charles and Clara Lockwood. Alan received his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in music and education. He then went on to get both a Masters and a Doctorate at Harvard University. A fellow Harvard alum suggested he join him and come work at the University of Wisconsin. Soon after Alan, his wife Barbara and his two sons moved to Madison, Wisconsin. Alan became a dedicated professor, and a beloved fixture in the department of education. His office door read ‘Casa de Cuppa Joe’ and was always open, inviting students and colleagues alike to stop in for a chat and a cup of coffee. Teaching was truly his passion and he had a huge, positive impact on his students' lives. Alan published many exceptional educational articles, and books which focused on his work in Character and Values Education. His humorous wit and joy for living was infectious as evidenced by a cookbook he published with friends entitled “Eggplants and Armadillos”. Alan was an avid jazz musician and loved playing his flute, clarinet, or tenor sax around the house for many years. He also enjoyed performing live around town occasionally with the Lost Century Jazz band and other musical ensembles. Alan was a lover of sports and cheered for the Badgers, as well as his cherished Boston teams, the Celtics and Red Sox. Alan retired from his beloved professorship at the University of Wisconsin in 2018. After retirement he and his wife Judith Cassetty, spent their days together in their lovely home deep in the woods of Cross Plains. He is survived by his wife Judith Cassetty, his sons, Brian Lockwood and Keith Lockwood (Beth Backen) and Judith’s daughter Perian Strang, her son Elliot Cassetty, and her grandchildren. Alan’s sharp mind, comedic skills, and zest for living will resonate forever with those who knew him well. A unique life, and a unique man who will be remembered with love. A Celebration of Life to be organized in the coming year.


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