Allan Saxe Death & Obituary: Former UTA professor and North Texas philanthropist has died

Allan Saxe Death & Obituary: Allan Saxe, a former UTA professor and prominent philanthropist in North Texas, has passed away, leaving behind a legacy of service and generosity.

Who Was Allan Saxe?

Allan Saxe dedicated his life to education and philanthropy. He served as a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and Tarrant County College (TCC), where his wisdom and humor impacted countless students. Beyond the classroom, Allan was known for his passionate advocacy for the homeless in Arlington, co-founding the Arlington Life Shelter. His commitment to paving the way for self-sufficiency among the homeless community made a profound impact.

Allan Saxe’s Contributions to Arlington

Allan Saxe’s philanthropic efforts extended beyond education. He was instrumental in supporting initiatives aimed at easing the burden of homelessness in Arlington. His dedication to the community earned him admiration and respect from all who knew him.

Tributes to Allan Saxe

Arlington Independence Day Parade: “The Arlington Independence Day Parade board of directors was saddened to hear of the passing of Arlington legend Dr. Allan Saxe. Dr. Saxe, who taught at UTA and TCC, was a longtime philanthropist who gave so much to this community. Dr. Saxe and wife Ruthie Brock served as the Grand Marshals of the Arlington Independence Day Parade in 2019. We send our condolences to Dr. Saxe’s family and friends.”

Kerri Lansford Ressl: “Saddened to learn of the passing of former UTA professor and North Texas philanthropist, Dr. Allan Saxe. His TedX talk examines his perspective about philanthropy and why he liked giving his money away – to validate his life. I was one of those people he called and offered his money to…it was for the creation of the Dr. Allan Saxe Christmas Tree. I was also lucky enough to work with his longtime partner, Ruthie Brock, while at the UTA Libraries. His legacy will be unmatched in my lifetime. Who else will have a ‘named’ pencil sharpener? May Dr. Saxe’s legacy be a shining reminder of servant leadership and why every dollar can truly make a difference to others!”

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Allan Saxe’s passing marks the end of an era for Arlington, where his impact as an educator, philanthropist, and advocate for the homeless will be deeply missed. His legacy of giving and dedication to community service will continue to inspire future generations. As friends, colleagues, and the Arlington community mourn his loss, they also celebrate the profound contributions he made during his lifetime. Allan Saxe leaves behind a legacy of compassion and leadership that will endure for years to come.