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PENNSYLVANIA OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

Obituaries are listed alphabetically by FIRST name. Included are people whose last name, maiden name, or married name is Alford or a spelling variation: Alfred, Alvord, Allford, Halford, Hallford, Holford, etc.

 

The name of the newspaper (or other source) and place and date of publication follow the name of the deceased. If we included the obituary in AAFA ACTION, the issue is noted.

 

The Alford American Family Association (AAFA) usually adds notes for each obituary, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. However, in the interest of making the obituaries available online, we did not add notes to most of these Pennsylvania obituaries. We will add to AAFA NOTES as time permits.

 

Where lineages are included (Alford unless otherwise stated), the format is: Name, year of birth, state or country of birth.

 

Obituaries of AAFA members and their spouses are also included on the AAFA Member Memorials web page and may include more information.

 

We welcome corrections and additional information. If you have an obituary from this state that is not included here, please share it with us!

 

Date posted: 20 JANUARY 2014

 

 

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ABIE JEROME “JAY” ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—15 September 1994

 

            Abie Jerome “Jay” Alford, a retired Budd Co. employee who was active in the Masons, died of cancer Sunday. He was 64 and lived in Nicetown.

            Alford went to work for Budd in 1961 and was still working there shortly before his death.

            He was a machine operator and was a man with a strong work ethic, said his family. During his employment at Budd’s plant at 22nd Street and Hunting Park Avenue, he received an award for 25 continuous years without missing a day of work for any reason.

            His family said he would go to work even when he didn’t feel well. He was a man who worked hard, and played hard, they said.

            “He was a fun person. Everybody admired his wittiness,” said his wife of 38 years, the former Yvonne Gant. “He was a good husband and a devoted father.”

            His son, Jerome Alford, said, “He was a man who just used common sense to get the job done. He knew it didn’t take a lot of wisdom to figure out how to do something, just basic common sense.”

            He said his father would go out of his way to help people and had a lot of friends. He said his Dad was a welcomed and familiar figure at Club 151 and the Square Club.

Jerome said his father loved to drive Cadillacs but “even though he took care of his lifestyle, he took care of his home first . . . He was a man who would take us on barbeques and picnics and always wanted to show us he could do anything.”

            One thing he could do very well, said his wife, was play checkers, a game he learned as a youngster in his hometown of Darlington, S.C.

            He came to Philadelphia in 1951 and for the next 10 years was a welder at the Globe Rubber Co.

            Alford was an active member of Prince Hall Affiliated Free and Accepted Masons, Herbert E. Mellin Lodge 151, Harold L. Gray 53, Progress 2, Demolay Consistory 1 and Pyramid Temple 1. He was a 33rd Degree Mason.

            His wife said that when he retired “he planned to go back to Darlington. He said he would sell watermelons, just to pass the time.”

            Survivors also include four daughters, April, Yvette and Elizabeth Alford and Wanda Jackson; his father, Abe Alford; four grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Yolunda Koonce; two sisters and two brothers.

            Services will be held at 8 tonight at Triumph Baptist Church, 16th and Wingohocking streets, where friends may call two hours before the services. Burial will be in Darlington, S.C.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Abie J. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 12 July 1929, last residence not listed.

 

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ALICE HELEN EMILY FREY ALFORD

 

MEADVILLE TRIBUNE

Meadville, Crawford Co., PA—1 August 2006

 

            Alice Helen Emily Frey Alford, 100, of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community, 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville, passed away Monday, July 31, 2006, at Meadville Medical Center.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Jersey City, N.J., April 11, 1906, the daughter of the late William R. and Wilhelmina Helen Rossy Frey. She married Edward Lucas Alford May 16, 1930; he preceded her in death Sept. 11, 1986.

            She was a member of First Congregational Church of Harwich, Mass.

            Alice graduated from Dickenson High School in 1924. Following her graduation, she was employed by Bell Telephone Laboratories, Manhattan, N.Y., until her marriage in 1930. Alice enjoyed reading, knitting, her children and grandchildren.

            She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Torbjornsen and her husband, Hans O., of Cambridge Springs; four grandchildren, Karen Torbjornsen of New York City, N.Y., Einar Torbjornsen of Cambridge Springs, Kimberley Bryant of Parsippany, N.J., and Scott Alford of Philadelphia; and two nieces.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Edmund R. Alford; and an infant grandson.

            Services are private and will be at the convenience of the family.

            Interment will take place in Greendale Cemetery, Meadville.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community Bus Fund, 31 Park Ave., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

            Arrangements are under the direction of Byham-Miller-Mizner Funeral Home Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alice F. Alford (SS# issued in NJ), last residence Cambridge Springs, Crawford Co., PA.

 

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ALICIA DELORES “LOIS” ALFORD

 

Clarence Johnson, Jr. Funeral Home

Yeadon, Delaware Co., PA—_____ February 2010

 

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January 11, 1959 - February 5, 2010

 

            Alicia “Lois” Alford, age 51, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2010.

            Lois was born in Darlington, S.C. She worked as a CNA for 10 years at Silver Stream Nursing Home. Lois became a member of United Fellowship Church of God of Prophecy where she served faithfully.

            She was preceded in death by Edward Alford.

            Lois is survived by her sister, Carolyn; brothers, Kevin, Levern and Timothy; four sister-in-laws, Joyce, Shirley, Elaine and Janet; one brother-in-law, Earnest Hargust and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            Viewing: Saturday February 20, 2010, 10:00 - 11:00am at United Fellowship Church of God of Prophecy.

            Homegoing Service: Saturday February 20, 2010, 11:00am at United Fellowship Church of God of Prophecy.

            Interment: Saturday February 20, 2010 at Merion Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alicia Delores Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

 

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ANNA JEAN ALFORD SLAUGHENHAUPT

 

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ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—28 March 2008

 

            Anna Jean Alford Slaughenhaupt, age 73, of North East died on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at home.

            She was born on February 17, 1935 in Brookville, Pa. to the late Harry Blaine and Fay Janetta Greeley Alford. She lived in North East since 1955 and was a graduate of Sigel High School. Anna Jean was formerly employed at Clover Hill Farms and was a custodian at the Greenfield Baptist Church for several years. Anna Jean was an active member of the Greenfield Baptist Church where she served in several capacities including Sunday School teaching, Ladies Aid and cooking funeral dinners. She loved her family, grandchildren and enjoyed ceramic crafts.

            Preceded in death includes her parents, brother Richard Alford, a grandson Raymond Slaughenhaupt, a granddaughter Heather Slaughenhaupt.

            Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Donald Slaughenhaupt Sr. who she married March 23, 1955; a daughter Holly Boyd of North East; sons Don Slaughenhaupt Jr. and wife Melinda of North East and Barry Slaughenhaupt of North East; a brother Harry Alford and wife Loretta of North East; sisters Bernice Greeley of Brookville, Pa., Phyllis Greeley of Brookville, Pa., Ramona Barnett of North East, Barbara Sines of North East, Marjorie Lewis of North East, Peggy Spare of Summerville, Pa., Patricia Lucas of Summerville, Pa.; grandchildren Craig Boyd, Joshua, Andrew, and Victoria Slaughenhaupt, Bobby and Brett Slaughenhaupt; great-grandchildren Kayla Slaughenhaupt and EmilyJo Boyd; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.

            Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street North East on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and are invited to attend a funeral service at the Greenfield Baptist Church on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating Rev. David Waldo. Interment Greenfield Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Greenfield Baptist Church, 9238 Williams Road or the Community Nursing Services of North East Hospice, 7 Park Street, North East, PA 16428. Sign the guestbook at www.GoErie.com/obits.

 

 

Photos from Hornby Cemetery, North East, Erie Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Doug Kendzior

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Anna Jean Slaughenhaup[t] (SS# issued in PA), last residence North East, Erie Co., PA. (The last letter of her last name was probably dropped because the name is too long.)

            See the obituary of her brother Harry B. Alford in this compilation.

            Her lineage, from Reddinger2 Family Tree, Ancestry.com: Anna Jean 1935 PA1, Harry Blaine 1892 PA2, William 1849 PA3, John 1812 OH4.

 

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ANNABELLA H. “BELLA” HALFORD

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE—Monday, 8 January 2001

 

            Annabella H. “Bella” Halford of Glen Mills [Delaware Co.], PA, age 69, died Friday, January 5, 2001 at home. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am Tuesday, January 9 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 430 Valleybrook Rd., Chester Heights, PA. Interment at Edgewood Memorial Park.

            Services by Krienen-Griffith F.H.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annabella H. Halford (SS# issued in PA) was born 6 Dec 1931, last residence Glen Mills, Delaware Co., PA.

 

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BRAD ALAN ALFORD

AAFA #0678

 

Teeters Funeral Chapel

Hawley, Wayne Co., PA—_____ June 2013

 

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            Brad A. Alford, PhD, age 60, of Tanglwood Lakes, Greentown [Pike Co.], died Friday, June 21, 2013, at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, the former Cheryl Higgs. Dr. Alford was a Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton.

            Born May 1, 1953, in Progress, MS, he was the son of Marilyn (Jackson) Alford of Progress and the late C.A. Alford, Jr.

            Dr. Alford completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology for the University of Mississippi and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

            Dr. Alford’s previous positions include Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky; consultant to the U.S. Postal Service (as an associate of Jordan and Associates, Toronto); program consultant for the Cognitive Therapy Program of Charter Ridge Psychiatric Hospital in Lexington, KY; Clinical Director of the Northwest Tennessee Mental Health Center, Inc., Martin, TN; and Program Director of the Intensive Rehabilitation Program, Western Mental Health Institute in Tennessee.

            He was a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a lifetime member of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. He was the author of The Integrative Power of Cognitive Therapy, Scientific Foundations of Cognitive Theory of Depression, and Depression: Causes and Treatment, 2nd Edition.

            In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son: Jason Alford of New York City; a sister: Susan Moore of Mississippi; three brothers: Gary Alford of Colorado, John Alford of Florida and Richard Alford of Mississippi; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

            He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Alford.

            There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday, June 27, at 12:00 noon at Loyola Science Center, PNC Auditorium Room 133, University of Scranton, Scranton. Private cremation was held at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel.

            Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Pike Unit, 110 W. Harford St, Milford, PA 18337

 

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SCRANTON TIMES

Scranton, Lackawanna Co., PA—Wednesday, 26 June 2013

 

            Dr. Brad Alford, 60, of Greentown, Pa., formerly of the Progress, Miss., community, died June 21, 2013, in Scranton, Pa., after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Alford was born May 1, 1953, in Tylertown, Miss., the son of the late C.A. Alford Jr., and supportive mother, Marilyn Alford. He is survived by his son, Jason, of New York City; and his wife Cheryl, of Greentown, Pa.

            A Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton for twenty-three years, Dr. Alford contributed empirical, theoretical, and meta-theoretical research on behaviorism and cognitive therapy. He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Alford published several important books and numerous articles in the top psychotherapy journals. He worked closely with Dr. Aaron T. Beck, recognized as the father of cognitive therapy. Dr. Alford’s previous positions include: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky, Clinical Director, Northwest Tennessee Mental Health Center Inc., Martin, Tennessee, and Program Director, Intensive Rehabilitation Program, Western Mental Health Institute in Tennessee.

            We are defined by the people we love and the things we do. Dr. Alford was a loving father and husband, a beloved professor to his students, and a thoughtful and kind older brother. He was always generous with his time in helping others, respected for his healing work in his profession, and admired for his wisdom. Brad Alford was a strong, smart, happy and good man.

            His dignified and accomplished life, his courage, and his cheerful vitality will be deeply missed.

            Special friends included the late Geary Alford, Gina Alford, Jack Sawyer, Jim Buchanan and the late Buddy Simmons. Immediate relatives include Gary Alford of Silverthorne, Colo.; Richard Alford of Brandon, Miss.; the late Ronnie Alford of McComb, Miss.; Susan Moore of Hattiesburg, Miss.; and John Alford of Sandestin, Fla.

            Gifts in memory of Brad Alford, Ph.D., can be made to “The Dr. Brad Alford Memorial Fund” at the University of Scranton. Memorial gifts can be made online at www.scranton.edu/makeagift by checking “Other” and writing in “Dr. Alford.” Checks can be mailed to the University of Scranton, P.O. Box 1385, Scranton PA, 18501-1385. For additional information, please call (570) 941-7725.

            A memorial service will be held at the Loyola Science Center PNC Auditorium Room 133 at the University of Scranton, Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 12:00 p.m.

            For further information, directions or to leave a Memorial Remembrance (Candle), visit www.TeetersFuneralChapel.com. Arrangements by Teeters’ Funeral Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley, PA 18428.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his father, Claude Allen Alford; brother Ronnie Scott Alford; and grandfather Claude Anding Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            His lineage: Brad Alan 1953 MS1, Claude Allen 1925 MS2, Claude Anding 1898 MS3, Jeptha Josephus 1854 MS4, Ira Payne 1822 MS5, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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BRICE D. ALVORD

 

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Birth date: December 11, 1946

Death date: October 14, 2013

Photo and dates from Bean Funeral Homes

 

READING EAGLE

Reading, Berks Co., PA—Sunday, 20 October 2013

 

            Brice D. Alvord, 66, of Spring Twp. passed away surrounded by his loving family October 14, 2013 in the Reading Hospital.

            He was the husband of Cathy A. (Bennington) Alvord for 42 years. Born in Portland, ME, he was the son of the late Ernie and Jeanne (Rundle) Alvord.

            Mr. Alvord was honorably discharged from the United States Navy with a distinguished career serving in Pensacola, FL, as a Commissioned Officer.

            Surviving, in addition to his wife, Cathy, is a daughter, Cali R. (Alvord) Fetherolf, fiancée of Douglas Bendetti, West Lawn, and a son, Ian R. Alvord, husband of Courtney Alvord, Tampa, FL. There are also five amazing grandchildren: Madisyn, Griffin and Emersyn Fetherolf, and Jackson and Hailey Alvord. Other survivors include twin sisters: Joyce Matzen, Tumwater, WA, and Judi Lucas, Oregon.

            Brice had a realistic positive outlook on life’s affairs. He was always willing to listen to others with understanding, love and encouragement. A father figure and true friend. He is missed on Earth and welcomed into Heaven….

            Memorial service will be held Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 4:00 in Glad Tidings Church, 1110 Snyder Road, West Lawn, with military honors to follow.

            Bean Funeral Homes, Sinking Spring, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Brice D. Alvord (SS# issued in WA) was born 11 Dec 1946, last residence not listed.

 

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CARLENA A. ALFORD

 

THE TIMES

Trenton, Mercer Co., NJ—1 October 2008

 

            Alford, Carlena A. off Philadelphia, PA, 44, passed away Saturday [September 27]. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Hughes Funeral Home, 324 Bellevue Ave., Trenton. Further arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home Inc., Pocomoke City, MD.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carlena Alford (SS# issued in NJ) was born 20 Jan 1964, last residence Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

 

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CARMELA “MILLY” CAMMAROTA ALFORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Monday, 20 April 2009

 

            Alford, Carmela ‘Milly’ (nee Cammarota) April 16, 2009 beloved wife of the late Joseph; daughter of the late Donato and Josephine Cammarota; step-mother of Joan Callan.

            Carmela taught in the Philadelphia School System for 39 years, teaching at South Philadelphia H.S. for 15 years and was President of The Girard Estate Community Club for 5 years.

            Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing Tuesday 8:30 A.M. until 9:30 A.M. at The Monti-Rago Funeral Home Inc., 2533-35 S. Broad St. Funeral Mass St. Monica Church, 10 A.M.

            Ent. SS. Peter and Paul Cem.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carmela C. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 10 Feb 1917, last residence Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Joseph Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CHARLES WILLIAM “BILL” HALLFORD

 

CARROLL COUNTY TIMES

Westminster, Carroll Co., MD—Tuesday, 7 April 2009

 

            Charles William “Bill” Hallford, 66, of Hanover, Pa., died Sunday, April 5, 2009, at the University Specialty Hospital in Baltimore.

            Born April 16, 1942, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Grady and Julia Dixon Hallford. He was the husband of Doris Buffington Hallford, his wife of 25 years.

            He served in the Navy from 1960 to 1963 on the USS Edson. He was formerly employed with the state of Maryland, then on the project of the Savannah River Bridge and was later a car salesman with Champion Chevrolet of Hanover.

            He was a member of the Union Bridge Church of the Brethren. He was a fan of NASCAR racing and enjoyed vintage automobiles, camping and building street rods.

            Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters and sons-in-law Jessica and Wesley Wisner, of Olney, and Christine and Joel Owen, of Ijamsville; a stepdaughter, Bonnie Kauffman, of Westminster; stepson John Kauffman and wife Deb, of Etters, Pa.; grandchildren Ashlea Tievy, Kira and Ian Wisner; step-grandchildren Eric and Craig Kauffman, Allyson Dingle and Kathleen Shatzer; an aunt, Willene Durham, of Crawfordville, Ga.; and an uncle, Addison Hallford, of Crawfordville.

            He was predeceased by brothers, James and Grady Hallford.

            The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, 124 S. Main St., Union Bridge, with his pastor, the Rev. James Benedict, officiating. Interment will be in Pipe Creek Cemetery, near Linwood.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 518, Union Bridge, MD 21791.

            Arrangements are by Hartzler Funeral Home, Union Bridge. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles W. Hallford (SS# issued in MD), last residence Hanover, York Co., PA.

            We included the obituaries of his brothers Henry Grady Hallford Jr. and James W. Hallford in Georgia Obituaries.

 

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CHARLOTTE G. ALLEMAN ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—22 August 1995

 

DALMATIA [Northumberland Co.]—Charlotte G. Alvord, 50, of Dalmatia died Sunday in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Twp.

            She was a receptionist for S.E. Technologies and a member of Trinity United Church of Christ.

            Surviving are a companion, Robert Criley of Dalmatia; a daughter, Inez M. Deppen of Dalmatia; her parents, Charles and Gladys Alleman III of Dalmatia; a brother, Terry L. Alleman of Lykens; a sister, Sue Ann Masser of Dalmatia; and her maternal grandmother, Daisey Bordner of Dalmatia.

            Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Hoover Funeral Home, Millersburg. Burial will be in St. Luke’s Cemetery, Malta.

            Viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

            Memorial contributions may be made to her church’s Memorial Fund, Route 147, Dalmatia 17017.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlotte G. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 28 Sept 1944, last residence not listed.

 

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CLARENCE ALFORD, SR.

 

EXPRESS TIMES

Easton, Northampton Co., PA—Wednesday, 23 December 2009

 

            Clarence Alford, Sr., 74, of Easton, passed away Monday, December 21, 2009 in Easton Hospital. Born: August 13, 1935, in Cuthbert, GA, he was a son of the late Emmett Sr. and Willie C. Alford. Personal: Family and friends knew him as “Stringer”. He retired from Ingersoll Rand Company where he worked for over 40 years. He enjoyed fishing, fixing cars, riding bicycles and taking long walks.

            Survivors: Survivors include his loving companion Evelyn B. Jones, of Easton; sons, Robert Alford, and his wife Paulette, Clarence Alford, Jr., and his wife Patricia both of Easton; daughters, Maxine and Roseann Alford, both of Atlanta, Ga. and Denise Jones, of Easton; 11 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren; brothers, James (Lank) Alford and Ovie Lee Graddy Jr.

            Preceding him in death is a son, Charles Alford who was a younger twin to Clarence Jr. Brothers, John Henry Holmes Sr., J.C. Alford, Emmett Alford Jr. and Willie C. Alford; sisters, Kattie Mae Gainer and Nellie Mae Alford.

            Services: Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2009 in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick St. Easton, Pa. Call Wednesday 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Hay’s Cemetery. Repast will be held at the Paradise Club, Inc. 508 Canal St. Easton, Pa. 18042. Phone: 610-252-9439.

 

Photo from Hays Cemetery, Easton, Northampton Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Hrazanek (under the Creative Commons Attribution License cc-by-2.5)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clarence Alford (SS# issued in GA), last residence Easton, Northampton Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his brother Willie C. Alford in this compilation.

 

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CLYDE WALTER ALFORD, SR.

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/DAILY NEWS

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Thursday, 2 December 2004

 

            Clyde Walter Alford Sr. Early Friday morning Nov. 26, 2004, our beloved Clyde closed his eyes on this world with hopes of living forever on a Paradise Earth. Born Sept. 11, 1942 to Gilbert and Eliza Alford in Rocky Mount N.C., Clyde was raised in a loving family home. In the Fall of 1977, Clyde married Shirley Grant. As the two became one, they served Jehovah God together.

            Clyde is survived by his wife, 7 children, 6 grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Memorial Services to be held Sat. Dec 4, 2004 at 11 A.M. in The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2801-65 N. 19th St., Phila. PA 19132.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clyde W. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

 

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DELSIE L. JACKSON ALFORD

 

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES

Beaver, Beaver Co., PA—Wednesday, 14 March 2007

 

 

CORAOPOLIS [Allegheny Co.]—Delsie (Page) Alford, age 65, a lifelong resident of Coraopolis, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 10, 2007, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

            She was born on August 11, 1941, in Sewickley, Pa., a daughter of the late General Peter and Lillie Grace (Parker) Jackson. She was preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Michael Redd.

            Mrs. Alford was a faithful member of St. Paul AME Zion Church and was active as a trustee, usher, treasurer and cook. She was retired from Coraopolis Hardware, where she had been the bookkeeper for 30+ years. She was known and loved by everyone.

            She is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Robert Alford; four loving children, Melvin Redd, of Detroit, Mich.; Vera Alford, of Riverdale, Ga.; Robert “Bobby” Alford Jr. and his wife Joanne, of Fayetteville, Ga., and Denise Sellers and her husband Martin, of Riverdale, Ga.; six grandchildren, Monique Redd, Wesley Baldwin, Noah and Aaron Alford, Lanelle Burrows, and Melvin Redd Jr.; her treasured sister, Vera Robinson and her husband Earl, of Coraopolis; her goddaughter, Tammie Alford; her lifelong friend, Shelley Jones, and many devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            Visitation will be held today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Copeland Coraopolis Funeral Home, 867 Fifth Ave., www.copelandfuneralhomes. com.

            A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul AME Zion Church.... Burial will take place in Coraopolis Cemetery.....

 

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PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—13 March 2007

 

            Alford, Delsie (Page)—Age 65, a life long resident of Coraopolis, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Mar. 10, 2007.

            Daughter of the late General Peter and Lillie Grace (Parker) Jackson. Beloved wife for 50 yrs to Robert Alford. Loving mother of Melvin Redd, Vera Alford, Robert “Bobby” (Joanne) Alford, Jr. and Denise (Martin) Sellers. Proud grandmother of Monique Redd, Wesley Baldwin, Noah Alford, Aaron Alford, Lanelle Burrows, Melvin Redd, Jr. and the late Michael Redd. Also 5 great grandchildren. Cherished sister of Vera (Earl) Robinson. Godmother of Tammie Alford. Lifelong friend of Shelley Jones. Many devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            Faithful member of St. Paul AME Zion Church. Retired bookkeeper from Coraopolis Hardware.

            Visitation Wednesday 2-4,7-9 at Copeland’s Coraopolis, 867 Fifth Ave. Funeral service Thursday at 11 AM at St. Paul AME Zion Church. Burial in Coraopolis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial donations to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

            Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Delsie L. Alford (SS# issued in PA).

            See the obituary of her husband, Robert Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            Although her parents are listed with the last name Jackson, her maiden name seems to be indicated as Page (in parentheses) here and in her husband’s obituary Her middle initial is L in SSDI records. Furthermore, she has a son with the last name Redd.

 

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DONALD E. HALFORD

 

TIMES LEADER

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Sunday, 2 May 2004

 

            Donald E. Halford, 71, of Broad Street, Pittston, died Friday [April 30] at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center shortly after being admitted. His wife is the former Joan Hart.

            Born in Pittston, son of the late James and Claire Toole Halford, he was a 1950 graduate of Pittston High School. He was the retired deputy captain sheriff of Luzerne County.

            He was a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association, the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department, the Fraternal Order of Police and St. John the Evangelist Parish, Pittston.

            Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Kathryn) Rusk, Stroudsburg; and Claire Halford, Pittston; one grandson.

            He was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Tracy, and a brother, Harry.

            The funeral will be Monday at 9 a.m. from the Paul F. Leonard Funeral Home, 575 N.Main St., Pittston, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald E. Halford (SS# issued in PA) was born 16 Aug 1932, last residence Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA.

 

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DONALD M. ALFORD

 

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PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—16 April 2008

 

            Donald M. Alford Sr., 70, of West Newton, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.

            He was born Feb. 28, 1938, in Laurinburg, N.C., the son of the late Joseph Barcey Alford Sr. and Maude Edwards Alford. Prior to his retirement, Don was self-employed. He owned and operated Alford’s Pest Control. He was a veteran of the Navy. He was a member of Northview Pentecostal Holiness Church in Laurinburg.

            He was preceded in death by two brothers, J.B. Alford Jr. and Leon Hubert Alford; and three sisters, Marie Alford Dissie, Lillian Alford Swanson and Irene Alford Boone.

            Don is survived by his wife of 24 years, Dorothy Sethman Alford; two children, Deborah A. Baker and her husband, Jerry, of Charlotte, N.C., and Donald Alford Jr., at home in West Newton; a brother, James Thomas Alford and his wife, Mary, of Youngwood; his sister, Beatrice Alford Barrett and her husband, Wayne, of Greensboro, N.C.; three grandchildren, James Michael Baker, currently serving in Iraq, Tabatha Nicole Britt and her husband, Tommy, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and David Jeremy Lee Baker, of Charlotte, N.C.; two stepchildren, Jay Sethman, of Greensburg, and Annette Stahl, of Smithton; stepgrandchildren, Justin Sethman, Miranda Stahl and Mirissa Stahl; and two stepgreat-grandchildren, Dayton Meyers and Cassidy Meyers.

            A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Richard F. Dodson Memorial Home, 213 Main St., West Newton, PA 15089, with Father James Bump presiding.

            Don will be laid to rest with his parents in the Laurinburg Hillside Cemetery.

 

 

Photos from Hillside Cemetery, Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, Slappy the Wonder Duck

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donald Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence West Newton, Westmoreland Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his brother James T. Alford in this compilation.

 

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DONALD O. ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Wednesday, 6 December 2000

 

MILLERSBURG [Dauphin Co.]—Donald O. Alvord, 80, of 1286 Route 209, died Sunday [December 3] at home.

            He retired as a carpenter from the former Navy Ships Parts Control Center, Hampden Twp.; helped build the Appalachian Trail as a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps; was an Army veteran of World War II and recipient of a Bronze Star and Purple Heart; and enjoyed woodworking.

            Surviving are his wife, Ethel A. Osman Alvord; a daughter, Virginia A. Clark of Tacoma, Wash.; three brothers, Carl of Dalmatia and Byron and Harold, both of Wiconisco; and three sisters, Catherine Lower and Dawn Ferree, both of Wiconisco, and Dorothy Bopp of Lykens.

            Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Hoover Funeral Homes, Millersburg. Burial, with military honors, will be in Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco.

Viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald O. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 16 Jan 1920, last residence Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co., OK [?].

            See the obituary of his wife, Ethel A. Osman Alvord, in this compilation.

            On the previous day, the same newspaper published his obituary listing him incorrectly as Daniel O. Alvord.

 

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DOROTHY M. ALVORD MYERS

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—15 April 2005

 

            Dorothy M. (Alvord) Myers, 88, of Enola, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, PA.

            She was a member of Summerdale United Methodist Church, Summerdale Fire Company, and the Steadfast Order of Eastern Star 479.

            She is survived by her husband, Roy F. Myers of Enola; one daughter, Donna M. Kreammerer and husband, Ronald of Enola; three grandchildren, Kirby A. and Emily L. Kreammerer, both of Enola, and Jon Obrien of Grantville; and her brother-in-law, Charles Glessner of Mechanicsburg.

            Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m., in the Sullivan Funeral Home, Enola, PA. Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services. Burial will be at Stone Church Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Summerdale United Methodist Church, 203 2nd Street, Summerdale, PA 17093.

            Arrangements are being handled by the Sullivan Funeral Home, Enola, PA. www.pennlive.com/obits

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy M. Myers (SS# issued in PA) was born 30 March 1917, last residence Enola, Cumberland Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her niece Jeanne M. Alvord in this compilation.

 

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EARL ALFORD, JR.

 

MORNING CALL

Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA—Thursday, 30 August 2007

 

            Earl Alford Jr., 45, of Allentown, died August 28, 2007, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.

            Survivors: Sons, Earl III and Eric Alford; parents, Earl Alford Sr. of Allentown, Carmen Rodriguez of Sanford, Fla.

            Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th and Hamilton streets, Allentown….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Earl Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 13 Aug 1962, last residence not listed.

 

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EDGAR G. ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Wed., 17 February 1999

 

WICONISCO—Edgar G. Alvord, 88, of 730 Pottsville St. died Tuesday at home.

            He retired as a machinist from the former Olmsted Air Force Base, Lower Swatara Twp., and was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Irene E. Knorr Alvord; two sons, John T. of Williamstown and Terry A. of Phoenix; a daughter, Margaret I. Calnon of Lykens; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Shultz Funeral Home, Lykens. Burial will be in Calvary United Methodist Cemetery.

            Viewing will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to PinnacleHealth Hospice, 301 One Norwegian Plaza, Pottsville 17901.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edgar G. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 6 Oct 1910, last residence Wiconisco, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Irene E. Knorr Alvord, in this compilation.

            Edgar appears in the 1920 census in Schuylkill Co. PA with his parents Charles F. & Minerva B. Alvord. The parents were in Dauphin County in 1910 but we have not traced them further back.

 

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EDWIN J. “E.J.” ALFORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Monday, 7 February 2005

 

            Edwin J. “EJ” Alford, 74, of Highspire [Dauphin Co.], died Saturday morning at Select Specialty Hospital, Camp Hill.

            He was a son of the late Edwin Joseph Alford and Cora Mae Daniels Alford Basnight.

            EJ was retired from the former American Can Company, Camp Hill, as a machinist.

            He was a member of the Highspire First Church of God, Prince Edwin Lodge 486, F & AM, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Harrisburg Forest 43, Zembo Shriners, and the Harrisburg Consistory.

            Surviving are one son, Ed Alford and wife, JoAnn of Middletown; one daughter, Kathy Urich and husband, Scott of Highspire; two brothers, Saint Claire Basnight and Marc Basnight, both of Manteo, North Carolina; four sisters, Dorris Alford Fry, Sally Alford Scarborough, Sarah Alford Owens, and Della Basnight, all of Manteo, North Carolina; four granddaughters, Allison Urich, Kimberly Urich, Jourdyn Alford and Jenna Alford.

            EJ was preceded in death by his loving wife, Gloria “Jean” Alford.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Highspire First Church of God, 115 Second Street, Highspire. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lower Paxton Township....

            K.M. Knight Funeral Home, Highspire, is in charge of the arrangements....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edwin J. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 July 1930, last residence Highspire, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Gloria “Jean” Longenecker Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ELIZABETH HELEN “GAGA” ALFRED

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—5 January 2012

 

            Alfred Elizabeth Helen “Gaga” 66, of McDonald, died Wednesday, January 4 2012. Cherished wife of Lloyd Alfred; loving mother of Melonie (Jeff) Lewis Piatt; beloved sister of Gary Lewis; cherished grandmother of Cullin, Makenzie and Maddison Piatt; two nephews, Gary Jr. (Sue) Lewis and Damon (Kristen) Lewis, two great-nephews, Liam and Parker Lewis and Rose Lewis.

            Friends will be received Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Nation Funeral Home, 220 E. Lincoln Ave., McDonald, PA 15057, where services will be held Saturday January 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald PA….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth H. Alfred (SS# issued in PA) was born 29 Oct 1945, last residence not listed.

 

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ELLEN JANE McCULLOUGH ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—20 December 1928

 

            Mrs. Ella Jane McCullough Alford, aged 75 years, wife of J.C. Alford, passed away at her home, 127 Poplar Street, Grove City [Mercer County], Saturday evening, December 15, at 7:30 after an illness of one month’s duration.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Butler County. Previous to going to Grove City a number of years ago she had resided in Slippery Rock township, Lawrence county. She was a member of the First U.P. church of Grove City and the Woman’s Missionary Society of the church for 25 years and was one of the best known and highly esteemed women of Grove City.

            Besides her husband she leaves one son, H.S. Alford of San Jose, Cal., and two daughters, Mrs. W.S. Leslie of New Castle and Mrs. R.E. Campbell of Grove City. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Alex Allen and Mrs. Emma Anderson of this city, and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were conducted from her late home in Grove City Monday afternoon.... Burial was made in the Center U.P. cemetery....The pallbearers were David Anderson, Russell Anderson, Paul Anderson, Ira Alford, Clarence Cooper and William Butler.

 

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Photo from Center United Presbyterian Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ed OBrien

 

AAFA NOTES: Ellen was the daughter of George W. McCullough and the wife of John C. Alford, born Sept 30, 1853, based on gravestone data, and died in 1929. They were married Jan 31, 1871. John was the son of Arthur Alford and Rebecca Scott. Arthur was the son of John A. Alford and Ruth Eckles. John, the son of Michael Alford and Martha McCready, is supposed to have been born at sea enroute from Ireland.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s “Michael Alford Family” in About Alfords, July 1984.

            Her husband’s lineage: John Calvin 1853 PA1, Arthur 1827 PA2, John A. 1790 on ship from Ireland3, Michael 1760 Ireland4.

 

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ETHEL A. OSMAN ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—28 June 2004

 

MILLERSBURG—Ethel A. Alvord, 76, of 1286 Route 209, died on Friday, June 25, 2004 at her residence.

            Born in Wiconisco, she was the daughter of the late John and Mrytle Hoffman Osman. She was a retired sales clerk at Sears.

            Surviving are a daughter, Virginia Alvord Clark of Tacoma, Washington; four brothers, Edward Osman of Harrisburg, Eugene Osman of Keystone, Colorado, Donald Osman of Camp Hill, and Jay Osman of Landisburg; and two sisters, Joan Stahl of Gilford, Connecticut and Carole Jordan of Lock Haven.

            A memorial service was held on Thursday, July 1, 2004 at Hoover Funeral Home in Millersburg. Inurnment was in Calvary United Methodist Cemetery in Wiconisco.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel A. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 22 Apr 1928, last residence Millersburg, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Donald O. Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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EVELYN LEVINE ALFRED

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/DAILY NEWS

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Thursday, 23 June 2005

 

            Alfred, Evelyn, (nee Levine), June 22, 2005; dear wife of Jack Alfred, beloved mother of David Alfred (Barbara) and Brenda Steinman (Arnold); grand-mother of Elise Duszak (Bryan), John Alfred (Patricia), Renee Kemmer (Kyle), Shari Janovsky (Patrick), and Ross Steinman; great grandmother of Noah Jakob Kemmer and Lucas Matthew Kemmer.

            Relatives and friends are invited to Funeral Services, Thursday 1:30 P.M. precisely, from Cong. Ohev Shalom, 2 Chester Road, Wallingford PA. Int. Brookhaven Cem. Shiva will be observed at the home of Elise and Bryan Duszak....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evelyn Alfred (SS# issued in PMA) was born 29 March 1919, last residence Chester, Delaware Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Jack Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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EVELYN M. ALFORD SCHWEITZER ZIMMERLY BEATTY

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—26 May 2002

 

            Evelyn Alford Beatty, 93, a resident of Integrated Health Services of Erie at Bayside, formerly of North East, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Millcreek Community Hospital.

            She was born Dec. 17, 1908, in Lowville, daughter of the late Leon F. and Bertha Phillips Alford. She lived most of her life in North East before moving to Erie in 1994.

            She worked at General Electric Co. in Erie for nine years. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North East. She was active in the Live Wire Club. She enjoyed bingo and arts and crafts.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, N. Keith Beatty, in 1994; a son, Ellsworth Zimmerly; and two sisters, Beatrice Breck and Olive Geraci.

            Survivors include a son, Francis S. Schweitzer and his wife, Jamie, of Palmdale, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Zimmerly of Erie; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake St., North East. A service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 30 Clinton St., officiated by the Rev. David Kuchta.

            Burial will be at Grahamville Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Evelyn M. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence North East, Erie Co., PA.

 

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FAYNE LEWIS ALVORD

 

NEWS ITEM

Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA—Wednesday, 4 December 2013

 

COAL TOWNSHIP—Fayne Lewis Alvord, 89, of 914 W. Chestnut St., passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lebanon of natural causes.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fayne L. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 20 Aug 1924, last residence not listed.

 

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FRANCIS M. “FRANK” ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—13 September 1996

 

            Francis M. “Frank” Alford, 85, a retired federal employee and a leader in his church, died Wednesday. He lived in East Oak Lane.

            Alford was employed by the government for 30 years and was a supply analyst when he retired from the Defense Personnel Support Agency in South Philadelphia.

            A member of Corinthian Baptist Church since 1959, Alford held numerous positions in the church, including deacon, and for many years was chairman of the Deacon Board.

            He was originally from Darlington, S.C., and a Navy veteran of World War II. His first wife, the former Lillian Good, died in 1947.

            Survivors include his wife, the former Geneva Gilliam; three sons, Francis Jr., Wilbur and Gerald; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, S. Edward Alford; and four sisters, Alma Denley, Lillian Bowman, Myrtle Sanders and Cleo Yongue.

            Services will begin at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Corinthian Baptist Church, 6113 N. 21st St., where friends may call two hours earlier. Burial will be in Chelten Hills Cemetery, Washington Lane and Lowber Street.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Francis M. Alford (SS# issued in DC) was born 20 Feb 1911, last residence Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

 

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FRANK C. ALVORD

 

INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL

Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA—Saturday, 14 July 2001

 

            Frank C. Alvord, 78, of 604 Oak Street, Akron [Lancaster Co.], died of natural causes at Maple Farms Nursing Home, Akron.

            An automotive body worker, he was also an antiques dealer at Renninger’s.

            He was married to Mary Alvord.

            In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Gary Frank Alvord of Lancaster; two daughters, Sandra A. Fisher of Virginia, and Nancy A. Eckles of Pennsylvania, two brothers, Herbert and Daniel Alvord, both of Maryland; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frank C. Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 17 July 1922 and died 11 July 2001, last residence Lititz, Lancaster Co. PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Ellen Stambaugh Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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FRED R. ALVORD, III

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Thursday, 9 May 1991

 

            Services will be private for former Hamilton resident Fred R. Alvord III, 54, who died Sunday at his home in Erie, Pa. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton.

            Mr. Alvord was a native of Hamilton. He was a graduate of Hill School and Colgate University, and was an ROTC officer. Mr. Alvord served as a fighter pilot in the Air Force, and was based in Japan. He left the Air Force at the rank of major.

            Mr. Alvord then established a car and truck leasing business in Erie. He also was owner for several years of the Erie Cardinals, a Class A baseball team affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals. At Colgate, he played hockey and lacrosse, and was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

            Surviving are his father, Reed Alvord of Hamilton; two sisters, Mrs. H.K. Erbacher of Gorman, Calif., and Mrs. Carl Roby of Keene, N.H.; and a brother, Charles of Erie.

            Burgess Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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GLORIA “JEAN” LONGENECKER ALFORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—7 January 2004

 

            Gloria “Jean” Alford, 71, of Highspire, died Monday evening at the Harrisburg Hospital.

            She was a retired employee of Commonwealth National Bank and a member of the Highspire First Church of God. Jean was the daughter of the late Merle and Erma Longenecker.

            Surviving are her husband, Edwin J. Alford, Jr.; one son, Ed Alford and wife, JoAnn of Middletown; one daughter, Kathy Urich and husband, Scott of Highspire; three sisters, Betty Hall Urich of Highspire, Carol Smith of Kitty Hawk, NC and Sandy Sinkovich of Middletown; four granddaughters, Allison Urich of Highspire, Kimberly Urich, Jourdyn Alford and Jenna Alford.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Highspire First Church of God. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lower Paxton Twp. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time, Friday in the church.

            K.M. Knight Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gloria J. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 27 Feb 1932, last residence Highspire, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Edwin J. “E.J.” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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GRACE K. ZELL ALFORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—3 May 2013

 

            Alford, Grace K. (nee Zell). In the early afternoon of April 29, 2013, at 2:32 P.M., Grace went to be with the Lord.

            She is survived by her loving husband, Leslie Ray Alford; her daughters, Bernice (Alford) Lenci and Rosemary (Alford) Ladeau. Her brother, John T. Zell and her grandson, Anthony Latorre.

            To honor her wishes, no Services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation . A donation page has been set up on their website in her memory.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grace K. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 17 May 1943, last residence not listred.

 

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HAROLD C. ALVORD

 

REPUBLICAN AND HERALD

Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA—Thursday, 16 October 2008

 

            Harold C. Alvord, 80, of Wiconisco, passed away Tuesday at home,

            Born in Wiconisco, June 1, 1928, he was a son of the late David and Myrtle Zerby Alvord.

            He was a graduate of the former Wiconisco High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

            He retired as a maintenance engineer from Johnson Bailey Shoe Co., Millersburg, and enjoyed wood working.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy A. Alvord.

            Surviving are a son, Randall S. Alvord, Dalmatia; two daughters, Sheila L. Herb and Lisa A. Alvord, both of Wiconisco; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday from John R. Shultz Funeral Home, Lykens, with the Rev. Annette Y. Shutt officiating. There will be no viewing, however, the family will receive relatives and friends from 9 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

            Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harold C. Alvord (SS# issued in PA), last residence Wiconisco, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Nancy A. Houtz Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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HAROLD H. ALLFORD

 

CITIZENS VOICE

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Tuesday, 24 March 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Harold H. Allford, of 306 Fourth St., West Pittston, died Sunday [March 22] at home.

            He was born Dec. 16, 1928, in West Pittston, son of the late Harold and Sarah Simonson Allford and was a graduate of West Pittston High School and Wyoming Seminary Dean School of Business.

            Prior to his retiring in 1984, Mr. Allford was employed by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a heavy equipment operator.

            He was an Army veteran and served in the Korean War.

            Mr. Allford was a former council member for West Pittston; member of First United Methodist Church, West Pittston; VFW Post 4909, Dupont.

            Surviving are his wife, the former Muriel Phethean; sons, Hal, Germantown, Md.; Dean, Exeter; daughters, Mrs. Michael (Jan) Blanidina, West Wyoming; Cheryl Marinelli, Exeter; four grandchildren.

            Funeral will be Wednesday at 11 from Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston.... Interment will be in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Billy J. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA.

 

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HARRY BLAINE ALFORD, JR.

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—7 March 2012

 

 

            Harry B. Alford, Jr., age 72, of North East, died on Monday March 5, 2012, at UPMC Hamot after a heart illness.

            He was born on May 25, 1939 in Brookville, Pa. to the late Harry and Faye Ross Alford. Harry was formerly employed as a diesel mechanic and truck driver in North East for 44 years. During his professional career he owned and operated his own truck and drove for Worster Motor Lines, Hammer Mill Papers, and Lake Peterbilt. On December 30, 2003, he retired from Team Hardinger and worked as a security guard at US Security. He enjoyed trucking, ATV riding, radio control truck tractor pulls, country music, and his “Six Door Ford Show Truck”. Harry was a member of the ATV Tractions Club.

            In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Dennis Alford; brother, Richard Alford; and sisters, Anna Jean Slaughenhaupt and Phyllis Greeley.

            He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Loretta Osborne Alford, whom he married August 21, 1971; a son, Tim Alford and wife, Vicky, of North East; daughters, Sherry and Tammy Alford of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter-in-law, Donnetta Alford of Phoenix, Ariz.; sisters, Bernice Greeley, Romona Barnett, Peggy Spare, Barbara Sines, Marjorie Lewis, and husband, Joseph, and Patricia Lucas and husband, William; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

            Friends may call the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 and are invited to a funeral service on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the McCord Memorial Library at 32 West Main Street, North East, PA 16428.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harry B. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his sister Anna Jean Alford Slaughenhaupt in this compilation.

            His lineage: Harry Blaine 1939 PA1, Harry Blaine 1892 PA2, William 1849 PA3, John 1812 OH4.

 

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HARRY H. ALFORD

 

EVENING SENTINEL

Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA—Saturday, 3 May 1958

 

            Harry H. Alford, West Louther Street, died yesterday in Middlesex Township. He was 79 years old.

            Surviving are three sons, John H., Glendale, Calif.; Arthur, Romena, Calif., and Stanton, Moulma, Calif. [possibly Molma, Placer Co., CA], and a daughter, Mrs. Mariah Throckmorton, Glendale, Calif.

            Funeral services will be held on Monday night at 7 o’clock in the Lutz-Hoffman Funeral Home. 219 North Hanover Street.... Burial will be on Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock at Oakton, Va.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his parents, Royal Freeman Alford and Elizabeth Darst Alford; and brother John Newton Alford in Indiana Obituaries.

            California Death Index, 1940–1997 [Ancestry.com] lists the deaths of 3 of Harry’s children, all born in Indiana, mother’s maiden name Watkins: Marion Virginia Alford Throckmorton (1902–1993), John M. Alford (1906–1986), and Stanton R. Alford (1910–1988).

            1910 census, Harris, St. Joseph Co., IN:

 

Harry H. Alford       head      31      IN PA OH         1st marriage 10 years

                                                                                    General store merchant

Juliet E.                    wife       36      UT Eng CA        1st marriage 10 years

                                                                                    5 children, 5 living

Myrtle E.                  dau          9      IN IN UT

Marian V.                 dau          7

Stanley                     son           6

Hudson                    son           3

Stanton                     son      2/12

Royal                        father     79      PA VT PA         widowed

 

 

            Next door is the family of Harry’s brother, Orval/Orville Alford and his wife Lulu.

            His lineage: Harry H. 1879 IN1, Royal Freeman 1830 PA2, Hiram 1800 VT3, Oliver 1767 CT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8.

 

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HELEN E. TAYLOR ALFORD

 

TOWN TALK - CHESTER COUNTY EDITION

Holmes, Delaware Co., PA—31 October 2007

 

 

            Helen E. (nee Taylor) Alford, 86, of Ridley Park [Delaware Co.], died Oct. 27 at Fair Acres [York Co.], Middletown Twp.

            Born in Maryland, she had been a resident of Crum Lynne [Delaware Co.] before moving to Ridley Park in 1969.

            She had worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a secretary when she as younger.

            Devoted to her family, she was the wife of the late Walter F. Alford, Sr. She is survived by her son, Walter F. Alford, Jr. of Prospect Park; her brother, Kenneth Taylor of FL and one grandson.

            Funeral services were Tuesday from the Minshall Shropshire Bleyler Funeral Home Middletown and Knowlton Rds., Media [Delaware Co.]. Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery, York County.

            Memorial contributions to Compassionate Care Hospice, 100 Granite Drive, Suite 200, Media, PA 19063 would be appreciated.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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HELEN M. TUJETSCH MORVAY ALFORD

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—Tuesday, 12 April 2011

 

            Helen M. (Tujetsch) Morvay Alford, 93, of Union City, Pa., passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, Pa.

            Helen was born August 7, 1917 in Marshfield, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Fred and Meis (Regina) Tujetsch. She was a homemaker and housewife and was a member of the American Legion, LeBaron Post #237 Ladies Auxiliary, and also of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, Union City, Pa.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Meis Tujetsch; sisters, Cordelia Chundrlek and Mildred Doyle; and brothers, John Tujetsch and Lawrence Tujetsch.

            Survivors include two daughters, Beverely Miller and her husband, Joseph of Canadohta Lake, Union City, Pa. and Jeanette Rush and her husband, Bruce of Powhatan, Virginia; a son, James Morvay and his wife, Charlene of Union City, Pa.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

            Friends are invited to call at the Robert M. Glenn Funeral Home, Inc., 62 South Main Street, Union City, PA, on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Teresa Church, 9 Third Avenue, Union City, PA, on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 11 a.m. Rev. Thomas Suppa will officiate with interment in St. Teresa Cemetery, Union City, Pa.

            Memorials are requested to the American Cancer Society , Erie Unit, 2115 West 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508-1925.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Helen M. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Union City, Erie Co., PA.

 

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HELEN T. HALFORD KINNEY

 

CITIZENS VOICE

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Wednesday, 30 June 1999

 

            Helen T. Kinney, 91, of Kingston, died Saturday [June 26] in Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.

            She was born in Larksville, the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine Kilpatrick Halford.

            Her husband, Thomas, died Oct. 30, 1956 and her son, Thomas, died on July 11, 1998.

            Surviving are, her son, Robert, South Gate, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Betty Kinney, with whom she resided; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

            A Memorial Mass will be held Friday at 9:30, in St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township....

            Arrangements are by the Corcoran Funeral Home, 20 S. Main St., Plains.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen Kinney (SS# issued in PA) was born 1 Jan 1908, last residence Kingston, Luzerne Co., PA.

 

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HENRY ALFORD

 

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES

Beaver, Beaver Co., PA—10 November 2011

 

 

            Henry Alford went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in the Beaver Valley Nursing Home.

            Born Sept. 28, 1935 in Aliquippa, he was the husband of the late Betty Jean Alford and the son of the late Clerance and Lonie Alford. He graduated from Aliquippa High School. He was a member of Greater Emmanuel A.M.E. Zion Church. He worked for People’s Natural Gas for 27 years and delivered the Little News for 30 years.

            He was a loving and caring father of Vernice Norman (Greg) of Pittsburgh, Terence Alford of Marietta, GA, Carl Alford of Erie, and Sheila Alford, Andrienna Alford, Belinda Alford and Charles Alford, all of Aliquippa.

            He had 19 grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren, two sisters, Lois Alexander, Long Island, NY, and Ruth Pickett (George) of Sharon, PA; one brother, Len Alford of Aliquippa, and a loving host of nieces, nephews, great niece and great nephews, cousins and friends.

            He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Alford, and a sister, Doris Wesley.

            Viewing will be held Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Christian Lighthouse, Ravine/Highland Avenue, Aliquippa, where a service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Aliquippa.

            The family would like to extend a special thank you to Beaver Elderly Care, staff at the Medical Center, and Beaver Valley Nursing.

            Arrangements are entrusted to Sheffieldpitts Funeral Home of Aliquippa, 920 Franklin Ave., Antonio Pitts, Funeral Director.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Henry Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his brother Robert Alford Sr. in this compilation.

 

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HILDA A. ALFORD SHARP

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—13 January 2002

 

            Sharp, Hilda A. (Alford)—Age 91, of Pleasant Hills, on January 11, 2002; wife of the late James W.; loving mother of Joyce S. (Richard) Mazingo, of Pleasant Hills and Judy (Bill) Rosenhoover, of Baldwin; sister of Edward “Ted” Alford, of MI, Mildred Rowe, of West Mifflin and the late Edna Benson; grandmother of William and Jeffrey Rosenhoover, Jennifer Kotkiewicz and Christopher Mazingo; great-grandmother of Ronnie, Jake, Sarah, Matthew, Katie, Jordan, Alex and Seth.

            Hilda was a retiree of Bell Telephone after 20 years of service and a member of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church.

            Visitation will be 2-4 & 7-9pm Sun. at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 301 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills, where service will be held 11am Mon.

            Interment Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, Old Clairton Rd., Pgh., PA 15236.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hilda A. Sharp (SS# issued in PA) was born 7 Jan 1911, last residence Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her sister Mildred E. Rowe Alford in this compilation.

 

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HUSTON A. ALFORD

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—25 November 1997

 

            Alford, Huston A., 89, of Latrobe, formerly of Aiken, S.C., and Baltimore, died Nov. 22. Barnhart Funeral Home, Greesnburg.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Huston A. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 23 Dec 1907, last residence not listed.

 

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IRENE E. KNORR ALVORD

 

THE CITIZEN-STANDARD

Valley View, Schuylkill Co., PA—14 April 2004

 

            Irene E. Alvord, 97, of Lykens, formerly of Wiconisco, died Wednesday, March 31, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

            Born June 15, 1916, at Wiconisco, she was a daughter of the late Gurney and Josephine Kolva Knorr. She was a graduate of the former Lykens High School; and a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Wiconisco, where she taught Sunday School for over 50 years.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar G. Alvord; a son, Robert Alvord; four brothers, Gurney, James, Walter, and Raymond; and three sisters, Dolly Whitmore, Margaret Knorr, and Ina Lou McNalis.

            Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Calnon of Lykens; two sons, John Alvord of Williamstown and Terry Alvord of Arizona; a step-sister, Marlene Wiest of Lykens; two step-brothers, Lester Enterline of Camp Hill, and Russell Enterline of Carsonville; two half-sisters, Carol Mattern of Elizabethville, and Joyce Clark of Klingerstown; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 3, at her church, with the Rev. Ann B. Overmiller officiating. Interment was in Calvary United Methodist Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be made to her church, PO Box 320, Wiconisco, PA 17097. John R. Shultz Funeral Home, Lykens, was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Irene E. Alvord (SS# issued in PA), but list her death date as 1 March 2004, last residence Wiconisco, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Edgar G. Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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ISABELLE BROWN ALFORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Thursday, 15 March 2012

 

 

            Isabelle B. (Brown) Alford, 86, of Camp Hill died at Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on Monday, March 12, 2012. She was born in Delmar, DE on Friday, May 29, 1925 daughter of the late John and Hattie Elliot Brown. Isabelle was the wife of Robert Lee Alford who she married on October 10, 1951.

            Isabelle graduated from Delmar High School as part of the class of 1943 and was the head majorette in the school band. She was a 51 year member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg. Isabelle loved to read books and was known to finish one or two books a week. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. Isabelle had a collection of over 125 bells which the children enjoyed counting for her. Above all, she was a very kind and loving mother who never raised her voice.

            Isabelle’s survivors include her loving husband of 60 years: Robert Lee Alford; a daughter Monta E. Gentile and her husband Gerald S. of Camp Hill; a son Robert Lee Alford Jr. and his wife Deborah T. of Camp Hill; a grandson Brian E. Alford; a sister Esther Tomasetti of Claymont, DE and several nieces and nephews. Among those preceding Isabelle in death are her siblings: Charles Brown; Betty Ann Brown; William F. Brown and Mary Ellen Byrd.

            All are welcome to join Isabelle’s family at her viewing on Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 10:00 a.m.,until time of service at 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, with Reverend Norm A. Evans officiating. Entombment will immediately follow in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill.

            The family suggests memorial contributions to: Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 5000 Simpson Ferry Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

            Isabelle’s family has entrusted her care to Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, (717) 766-3421, www.Myers-Buhrig.com. Please share your memories and photos of Isabelle and offer your condolences at www.SharingSpecialMemories.com or www.Myers-Buhrig.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Isabelle B. Alford (SS# issued in DE), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Robert Lee Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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JACK ALFRED

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/DAILY NEWS

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Friday, 27 February 2009

 

            Alfred Jack, Feb. 25, 2009. Husband of the late Evelyn, loving father of David (Barbara) Alfred and Brenda (Arnold) Steinman; beloved grandfather of Elise (Bryan) Duszak, John (Patricia) Alfred, Renee (Kyle) Kemmer, Shari (Patrick) Janovsky and Ross (Amy) Steinman; dear great grandfather of Noah, Lucas and Ethan Kemmer, and Jack Janovsky.

            Relatives and friends are invited to Funeral Services, Friday 11 A.M. precisely, at Cong. Ohev Shalom, 2 Chester Road, Wallingford PA 19086. Int. Brookhaven Cemetery. Shiva will be observed at the home of Brenda and Arnold Steinman. Contributions in his memory may be made to Cong. Ohev Shalom.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jack Alfred (SS# issued in MA) was born 4 March 1917, last residence Chester, Delaware Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Evelyn Levine Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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JACK E. ALFORD

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—15 June 2003

 

            Jack E. Alford, 72, 331 W. 21st St., died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Saint Vincent Health Center.

            He was born Sept. 7, 1930, in Ellwood City [Lawrence Co.], son of the late Roland B. and Bessie Rankin Alford.

            He worked for York Foundry for many years. He attended school in Ellwood City. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 101 in clarion, the American Legion Rogers Israel Post No. 11 and the Cascade Club. He enjoyed stock car racing, fishing, hunting and bowling.

            He was preceded in death by a brother, Manford Alford; a daughter, Vicky Ann Alford; and a grandson, Jeffery Kennedy Jr.

            Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Charlene E. Hoover Brown; a son, Edward Alford of Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter, Jacki Alford Campbell of Clearwater, Fla.; a stepson, David T. “Jed” Brown; a stepdaughter, Becky Brown Kennedy and her husband, Jeff, of Wister, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

            Services are private and at the convenience of the family. The Scott Funeral Home, 2104 Myrtle St., Erie, is handling the arrangements.

            Memorials may be made to the family in care of the Scott Funeral Home, 2104 Myrtle St., Erie, PA 16502.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jack E. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Erie, Erie Co., PA.

 

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JAMES ARTHUR ALFORD

AAFA #0384

Brother of Doris Alford Vetri, AAFA #0303, and Thelma Frieda Alford Harman, AAFA #0397

 

James Arthur Alford’s high school graduation picture

 

James & Wilda on their wedding day, 27 April 1946

 

Source unknown

Berks Co., PA—_____ December 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1992

 

            James A. Alford, 69, widower of Betty (Kenderdine) Seyfert-Alford, of Birdsboro RD 3, died Friday [December 6] afternoon at his home after a lengthy illness.

            Born in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, he was a son of the late James L. and Freda C. (Holzmuller) Alford.

            Mr. Alford was a reactor operator and foreman for the former Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. plant in Pottstown and the Occidental Chemical Co. plant in Pottstown for a total of 38 years, until his retirement in 1985.

            He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving as a mechanic for the Flying Tigers bomber group.

            Mr. Alford was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Pottstown; the German Club of Pottstown; VFW Post 411 and American Legion Post 626, both of Birdsboro; the Sportsmen’s Club of Birdsboro; and Gibraltar Fire Co.

            Surviving are two sons, James R. Alford, at home, and David R. Alford of Pottstown; two daughters, Carol, wife of Kenneth Rhoads of Pottstown and Eileen, wife of Ronald Boone of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, Walter Alford of Fayettesville; two sisters Doris, wife of Sebastian Vetri of Telford, and Thelma, wife of Robert Harman of Mesa, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Mr. Alford is also survived by a friend, Wilda M. (Rogers) Alford-Harmon, with whom he resided.

            A funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday from Warker-Troutman Funeral Home, 726 High St., Pottstown.

            The Rev. Dr. Roland C. Turnbach, Pastor of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, will officiate.

            Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park.

            A viewing will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Robert Moses, Continental Bank and Trust Co., 205 High St., Pottstown, 19464.

 

Photo from Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown, Montgomery Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Shanta

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James A. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 5 Jan 1922, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his first wife, Wilda Mae “Billie” Rogers Alford Harmon, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Thelma Frieda Alford Harman in Arizona Obituaries.

            James married Wilda Mae Rogers on 27 Apr 1946, and she was the mother of his children. Doris, James’ younger sister, reports that for a time when she was a teenager, James and his family lived next door to his parents, and Doris frequently babysat for James’s children. James and Wilda eventually divorced and remarried. James remarried Betty (last name unknown), and Wilda married Lonnie Harmon. Both James and Wilda outlived their second spouses. Wilda moved back to Pennsylvania and back in with James when he developed cancer and took care of him until he died.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford, b. ca1802 NC.

            His lineage: James Arthur 1922 PA1, James Luther 1898 TX2, George Washington 1855 AL3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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JAMES DORMAN HALFORD, JR.

 

Photo from Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home

 

INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL

Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA—Wednesday, 14 May 2008

 

            James D. Halford Jr., 80, was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 11th, 2008 at the Essa Flory Hospice Center.

            Jim was born October 23rd, 1927 in Batesburg, South Carolina, and was the son of the late James Dorman Halford and Mary (Jaudon) Halford.

            Jim was also the loving husband of his devoted wife, Rose (Micciche) Halford, who went to the Lord before him on August 19th, 2001.

            Jim was employed by RCA as a parts-maker and a painter for over 25 years, and was known as “Big Jim”, proprietor of Halford ‘s CB shop for over 25 years.

            In WW II and the Korean War, Jim proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He volunteered with his wife at the Lancaster General Hospital, rode as a member of the Pagoda Motorcycle Drill team, and actively participated in the Pfizer retirement activities. His most-loved activity was to travel, both world-wide on cruises and by air, and across this country a couple of times in his R.V. Jim recently made Florida his winter R.V. destination.

            He attended St. Anne’s and St. John Neumann Catholic Church, as well as his native Baptist church.

            Jim is survived by his son, David S. Halford and his wife Jeannie, along with his two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Amanda of New Cumberland PA; three brothers, Robert Y. Halford of Atlanta, GA, Jake H. Halford of Charleston, SC, Jack T. Halford of Marietta, GA; and a sister. Marion Barksdale of Six Mile, SC. Jim’s in-laws living in Lancaster are Mary and George Crook, Josephine Micciche, and Salvatore Micciche. He also has several dear nieces and nephews. His beloved companion, Pat Rousseau, of Lancaster, continues on with their cherished puppies, Buffy and Buddy.

            A service will be held at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Chapel, Inc., 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543, 717- 560-5100 on Friday, May 16th, 2008 at 11 AM. There will be a viewing from 10 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Bausman. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James’s memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster PA 17604-4125. To send an on- line condolence, please visit www.snyderfuneralhome.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James D. Halford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Rose Micciche Halford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Mary Virginia Halford Collins in the South Carolina Obituaries compilation.

            On James Dorman Halford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 18, a railroad section hand living in Blackville, Barnwell Co., SC. He doesn’t know his birth date, but the year is written as 1900. His nearest relative is W.O. Halford of the same address. He signed his full name.

 

1930 CENSUS

Batesburg (District 10), Lexington Co. SC, Dwelling #501:

 

James J. Halford  head           31   SC SC SC       RR section foreman

                                                                                 age 24 at 1st marriage

Mary                       wife           24   SC GA SC      age 19 at 1st marriage

James J.                     son     2-6/12   SC SC SC

Mary V.                    dau     4-1/12   SC SC SC

 

1920 CENSUS

Barnwell (District 49), Barnwell Co. SC, Dwelling #150:

 

W.O. Halford         head           68   SC SC SC       farmer

Alice                       wife           57   SC SC SC

Bellenger                  son           24   SC SC SC

James D.                  son           20   SC SC SC

Leroy                        son           16   SC SC SC

Gladis                       dau           13   SC SC SC

 

            His HALFORD lineage (from “Martin Family Tree” posted by a granddaughter (daughter of Libby and Bob Martin) to Ancestry.com; and Michael Kruse, submitter, “Halford: Southern US“ in Family Trees at WorldConnect, RootsWeb: James Dorman 1927 SC1, James Dorman 1899 SC2, William Owens 1862 SC3, William Richard 1832 SC4, William Richard 1796 SC5, Achillis 1754 VA6.

 

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JAMES “LANK” ALFORD

 

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Photo from Strunk Funeral Home

 

THE EXPRESS-TIMES

Easton, Northampton Co., PA—Sunday, 9 June 2013

 

            James “Lank” Alford, 81, of Easton, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Easton Health & Rehabilitation Center.

            Born: July 3, 1931, in Cuthbert, GA, he was a son of the late Emmett Sr. and Willie Hatten Alford.

            Personal: He and his wife, the former Willa D. Bulger, would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 20, 2013. James retired in 1996 from Ingersoll-Rand Co., where he worked for 25 years. He enjoyed playing poker, fishing, gardening and taking long walks. Friends and family affectionately called him “Lank”. James was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather.

            Survivors: In addition to his wife, Willa, he is survived by four sons, Kenneth D., of Groton, CT, Kevin L., of Easton, Keith M., of West Easton, and Michael T., of Easton; two daughters, Brenda E. Saunders and Linda M. Alford; and a brother, Ovie Lee Graddy, all of Easton; six grandchildren, Seka, Teah, Sarah, Keith Jr., Quintana and Sherrick; and five great-grandchildren, Devontae, Audriel, Xyanah, Jayden and Izaman. He was predeceased by five brothers, John Henry Holmes, Sr., J.C. Alford, Emmett Alford Jr., Willie C. Alford and Clarence Alford, Sr. and two sisters, Katie Mae Gainer and Nellie Mae Alford.

            Services: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick Street, Easton. Call Thursday 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

            Memorials: may be made to the American Diabetes Association , PO Box 4383, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JAMES T. ALFORD

 

Photo from Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home

 

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—15 January 2009

 

            James T. “Big Jim” Alford, 79, of Youngwood, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

            He was born May 9, 1929, in Laurinburg, N.C., son of the late Joseph Barcey and Maude Edwards Alford. He was the self-employed owner of Alford’s Pest Control in Youngwood. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy.

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James P. Alford; an infant son, Joseph T. Alford; a grandson, Edward J. Mutnansky Jr.; three brothers, J.B. Alford Jr., Leon Hubert Alford and Donald M. Alford Sr.; three sisters, Mary Dissie, Lillian Swanson and Irene Boone; and his buddy, Heidi.

            He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary Bayura Alford; two daughters, Catherine Smith, of Navarre, Fla., and Yvonne Steele and her husband, Richard, of New Alexandria; a son, James Catlin and his wife, Andrea, of Etters; three stepsons, John Mutnansky and his wife, Jane, of Scottdale, Edward Mutnansky and his wife, Sandra, of Latrobe, and Michael Mutnansky and his wife, Robin, of Forbes Road; 14 grandchildren, Kevin Catlin and his wife, Lori, Jeff Catlin and his fiancee, Patricia Nestman, Sarah and Petie Steele, Nikki, Erica and Zackary Smith, John IV and Jasmine Mutnansky, Christopher Mutnansky and his wife, Jennifer, David Mutnansky and his wife, Mandy, Michael Mutnansky Jr. and his wife, Regina, Michelle Mutnansky and her fiance, Matthew Redigan, and Amanda Reese and her husband, Kent; 12 great-grandchildren, Lily and Jimmy Catlin, Angel, Romayne, McKayla, Christopher Jr., Trenton, Kaylee, Elaina, Travis, Jacob and Michael III Mutnansky; a sister, Beatrice Barrett and her husband, Wayne, of Greensboro, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of James from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. Funeral Mass will be held at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Interment will be private. To sign online guestbook, order flowers/condolence gifts or for directions, please visit us at www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, Supervisor.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James T. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Youngwood, Westmoreland Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Bayura Mutnansky Alford; and his brother Donald M. Alford in this compilation.

 

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JANET ALLFORD WALIZER HAWKE

 

CITIZENS VOICE

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Friday, 13 February 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Janet Hawke, 92, of Manhattan Street, Ashley, died Tuesday [February 10] in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

            She was born June 20, 1905 in Pittston, daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Jones Allford and was a graduate of Pittston Area High School.

            Mrs. Hawke was employed as a bookkeeper in Dupont,and before retiring, by United Penn Bank, Ashley. She was a member of Ashley

Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder and taught Sunday school. Mrs. Hawke was a member of Irem Temple Auxiliary; Order of the Easter Star, Plymouth; and Salvation Army Auxiliary.

            Her first husband, Chancey Walizer, died in December 1952. Her second husband, Fred, died in 1969. Sisters, Harriet Hart, Elizabeth Havard, Maude Armstrong, Hazel Huffsmith, Ruth Griffen, Anna and Ethel, and brother, William, also preceded her in death.

            Surviving are step grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

            Funeral will be held Saturday at 11 from George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley.... Interment will be in Pittston Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Janet Hawke (SS# issued in PA), last residence Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA.

 

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JANET E. TROUP ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Tuesday, 5 August 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Janet E. Troup Alvord, 85, of Manor Care Health Services, Camp Hill, formerly of South 18th Street died Sunday in the nursing home.

            She formerly worked for Weidenhamer Advertising Agency.

            She was the widow of W. Woodrow Alvord. Surviving is a daughter, Jeanne M. Alvord of Mechanicsburg.

            Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Churchville Cemetery, Oberlin. There will be no viewing.

            Fackler-Wiedeman Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, Suite 142, Olde Liberty Square, 4807 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg 17109.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Janet E. Alvord (SS# issued in PA), last residence Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her daughter Jeanne M. Alvord in this compilation.

 

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JEAN K. ALFORD JEWELL

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—6 March 2002

 

CORRY—Jean K. “Jeannie” Jewell, 50, 311 Shawnee Ave., Corry, died Monday, March 4, 2002, at her home.

            She was born Dec. 19, 1951, in Corry, daughter of Luella B. Titch Alford and the late Robert Alford.

            She was a homemaker and also worked for Viking Plastics Inc. She retired in 2001 after more than five years due to her health. She attended school in Corry. She enjoyed quilting and collecting salt and pepper shakers and Indian ornaments.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Archie Titch; and a sister, Sally Alford.

            Survivors include her companion, Kenneth Lindstrom; three daughters, Melissa Reedy and her husband, Roger, and Rebecca Jewell, all of Corry, and Jessica Jewell of Valencia; a son, Bobby Jewell of Corry; two sisters, Judy Ploss and her husband, Thomas, of Florida and Janet Alford of Canadohta Lake; a brother, David Alford of Corry; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bracken Funeral Home, Corry. A service will be held there Thursday at 11 a.m., officiated by the Rev. H. Robert Flick of Corry Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be at Lawn Cemetery, Beaverdam.

            Memorials may be made to the Jean Jewell Memorial Fund in care of the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, PA 16428.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jean K. Jewell (SS# issued in PA), last residence Corry, Erie Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her mother, Luella B. Titch Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JEAN L. HOWER ALFRED

 

MORNING CALL

Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA—Friday, 24 February 2006

 

            Jean L. Alfred, 82, of Plainfield Township, passed suddenly but peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2006, in Lehigh Valley Muhlenberg Hospital.

            She was the loving wife of the late Joseph P. Alfred, and they were married for 63 years.

            Born on June 22, 1923, in Stroudsburg [Monroe Co.], Jean was the daughter of the late Allen and Iona (Bachman) Hower. She was a member of Hope United Church of Christ in Wind Gap [Northampton Co.]. Jean was an avid animal lover, especially to the many cats she has raised over the years.

            Survivors: Jean was dearly loved and will be missed by her family, including three children: daughter, Tanya Jean and her husband Richard Dentith of Wind Gap, and sons, Joseph C. Alfred of Wind Gap and William A. Alfred and his wife Carol of Saylorsburg; Grandchildren: Jessica J. Alfred of Arlington, Virginia; Jason R. Alfred of Bloomington, Minnesota; Kasey J. (Alfred) Bosco of Bethlehem, and Jared J. Alfred of Grand Forks, North Dakota; Great-granddaughter, Hanna Rose Bosco; Feline companions: Jenny and Poncho.

            Services: As per her wishes, private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

            Contributions: Jean would have appreciated donations in her memory to the local chapter of the SPCA: SPCA Northampton County, 1165 Island Park road, Easton, PA 18042 (610) 252-7722.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jean L. Alfred (SS# issued in PA), last residence Pen Argyl, Northampton Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Joseph P. Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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JEANNE M. ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Wednesday, 8 September 2004

 

            Jeanne M. Alvord, 62, of Camp Hill, died Friday at home.

            She was retired from the Mechanicsburg Navy Depot. She was a loyal volunteer for the Harrisburg State Museum and the Camp Hill Library, and was a graduate of John Harris High School.

            Surviving are her aunt, Dorothy Alvord Myers, and cousin, Donna Keammerer, both of Enola.

            Memorial services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in the Sullivan Funeral Home, Enola. Inurnment in the Oberlin Cemetery will be private.

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jeanne M. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 23 Nov 1941, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Janet E. Troup Alvord; and her aunt Dorothy M. Alvord Myers in this compilation.

 

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JOAN M. HALFORD CAUFMAN

 

THE SENTINEL

Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA—Monday, 17 October 2011

 

            Joan M. Halford Caufman, 86, formerly of Carlisle, died on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Country Meadows of Mechanicsburg.

            She was born on July 11, 1925, in a small English village in Studley, Warwickshire, England. She was the daughter of the late Jennie Johnson and Charles Halford and the wife of the late Glenn O. “Barney” Caufman, who died on June 27, 2006.

            She met her late husband in England in 1945 on VE Day during World War II and they were married in St. Stephen’s Church, where she was a citizen of her adopted country.

            Joan was employed by Clarence M. Smith, Smith Music House in Carlisle, from 1950 to 1979. Then she worked for William Kronenberg, Smith’s Appliance and Electric Center ,from May 1979 to 2004. She was the past president of AARP Chapter 4377 and a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran, Carlisle.

            Joan is survived by a son, Glenn C. Caufman and his wife Sandy of Lewisberry; two grandsons, Gregory G. Caufman and his wife Rebecca and great-granddaughter Natalie of Fairfax, Va., and Ryan J. Caufman and his wife Angela and great-grandson Reid of Lewisberry; and a sister, Betty Halford Goodyear and her husband Tom of Auburndale, Fla. She also has close relatives and friends in England.

            She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend who lived her life the best she knew how.

            A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at her church, 201 W. Louther St. Carlisle,. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Robert Seibold and the Rev. Carol J. Bowman.

            There will be a visitation in the church parlor from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services. Interment will be in the Westminster Cemetery, Carlisle.

            Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joan M. Caufman (SS# issued in PA), last residence Lewisberry, York Co., PA.

 

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JON W. HALFORD

 

Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home—Obits for Life

Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA—_____ February 2012

 

 

            Jon W. Halford—Born January 25, 1938 in Clearfield, PA, died June 6, 2011 at the age of 73 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

            He was the son of the late F. Kenneth and Sarah (Brodbeck) Halford.

            The 10th born of 12 children, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean (Harmic/Gross) and Sally (Ferguson), six brothers, David Lawrence, Louis Roland, F. Kenneth Jr. (Bud), Donald, Robert and Gary. He is survived by three brothers, Jim of Littleton, Colorado, Tom of Naperville, Illinois, and Rod of Youngstown, NY.

            He was a loving husband and father and is survived by his wife, Nancy Jean (Sneddon) whom he married on February 14, 1954 in Clearfield and by six children—Rick of Clearfield, PA, Chris (Crafton) and husband Tom of Smyrna, Tennessee, Trish of Kissimmee, Florida, Pam (Clyde) and husband Ted of Curry Run, PA, Ken and Candace of New Stanton, PA, Jeff and wife Holly of Nesbit, Mississippi. Jon also has 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

            Jon joined the United States Navy in 1954 and served for 6 years on the U.S.S. Valley Forge.

            He began working at Tafco, Hyde in 1961 and was employed there for 32 years.

            He enjoyed boating at Curwensville Dam and spent his retirement mastering the fine art of wood working. He made many beautiful pieces that he shared with his family and friends. He also spent much time visiting with his children and their families as well as with his good buddy Jim (Buggy) Young.

            He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penn State football as well as high school and college wrestling.

            He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who loved him.

            A memorial service will be held at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield on Saturday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Kenneth J. Leonard officiating.

            Friends will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 – 11:00 AM.

            The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 S. Second Street, Clearfield or to the charity of one’s choice.

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Jon W. Halford (SS# issued in PA) but list his death date as 7 June 2011, last residence Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA,

 

 

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JOSEPH ALFORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Monday, 8 April 1996

 

            Joseph Alford, 89, a retired physical education teacher who was known fondly as “Coach” to friends and students, died Friday [April 5] at Methodist Hospital. He taught in the Philadelphia school system for 44 years.

            Mr. Alford, who retired from Bok Technical High School in 1972 after working there for more than 20 years, coached basketball and soccer. He was also vice principal of night school at Bok as well as director of summer recreation. Before Bok, he taught at Central High.

            Mr. Alford graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in education and was a member of Phi Epsilon Kappa. He also volunteered in many church and community activities, serving most recently as vice president of the Senior Citizens Association of St. Monica Roman Catholic Church. He was on various philanthropic committees of the Girard Estates Community, where he lived, and belonged to the Penn Town Historical Society, a civic association that awards college scholarships to students, said his wife, Carmela Alford.

            “He was very well known and well liked throughout the community,” she said. “He was a very devoted man, very self-effacing. He never put himself first; he always considered the welfare and well-being of others first.”

            Besides his wife, Mr. Alford is survived by a daughter, Joan Callahan; two sisters; a brother; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            A viewing will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Joseph F. Ruffenach Funeral Home, 21st Street and Snyder Avenue. A Funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St Monica’s, 17th and Ritner Streets, with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY NEWS

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Monday, 8 April 1996

 

            Joseph Alford, a physical-education teacher in the Philadelphia public schools for more than four decades, died Friday. He was 89 and lived in South Philadelphia.

            Alford taught in the secondary schools for 44 years. His last position before retiring 24 years ago was at Bok Vocational-Technical High School. He also served as an administrator in the evening schools, as well as a director at summer playgrounds, where he coached basketball, baseball and soccer.

            He was known as a man who could be counted upon to volunteer his time for church and community activities.

            A graduate of South Philadelphia High School, Alford received his undergraduate degree from Temple University. He was a member of Phi Epsilon Kappa.

            Survivors include his wife, the former Carmela Cammarota; a daughter, Joan Callahan; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Copley and Mary Merrill, and a brother, Anthony Alfano.

            Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Monica Church, 17th and Ritner streets. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Baily Road and Wycombe Avenue, Yeadon.

            Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Ruffenach Funeral Home, 21st Street and Snyder Avenue.

 

 

Photos from Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeardon, Delaware Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor, the late Carol Ann Kern Boyd

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 15 Jan 1907, last residence Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Carmela “Milly” Cammarota Alford, in this compilation. She was apparently his second wife.

            Joseph apparently changed his name to Alford from Alfano. He is listed on the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Philadelphia with his parents, Nicholas and Mary Alfano from Italy. Also listed are his younger siblings named in the obituary: Elizabeth, Mary, and Anthony.

            Following are the obituaries of Joseph’s siblings Mary and Anthony:

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—15 May 2008

 

            Merrill Mary A. (nee Alfano), May 14, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Walter E., loving aunt of Arleen (George) Gallo; also survived by many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing and Funeral, Friday morning 9 - 10 A.M. at Vincent Gangemi Funeral Home, Inc., Broad and Wolf Sts., Funeral Service is to follow. Int. SS. Peter and Paul Cem. The family requests donations to St. Cyril’s Catholic Church, 153 Penn Blvd., East Lansdowne PA 19050 in Mary’s memory. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Cyril’s in June.

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—9 January 2005

 

            Alfano, Anthony A., on Jan. 6, 2005; beloved wife of the late Anna (nee Linsalata) Alfano of Syracus, NY and formerly of Oxford Road, Havertown, PA; father of Tony Alfano (Michele), Annette Tobia (William) and Patricia Tobia (Loren); also survived by 6 grandchildren Ensign Justin, Devin, Matthew, Brian, Tara and Christopher and sister of Mary Merrill. Tony was a three sport athlete at Southern participating on football, basketball and baseball. After graduation, he went to Temple where he played basketball. He was on the national championship N.I.T. basketball team in 1938. He taught at Camden High School from 1942 to 1976. One of the great high school basketball coaches in the country, his Camden teams never had a losing season in twenty years coaching. He posted over 350 wins and won two state championships and ten South Jersey Championships. After retiring from Camden, Tony worked at Villanova University in the Library. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Annunciation B.V.M. Church (401 Brookline Blvd., Havertown, PA) Monday, Jan. 10, 2005 at 10 A.M. where relatives and friends may visit the family after 9:30 A.M. Int. Calvary Cemetery…

 

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JOSEPH P. ALFRED

 

THE EXPRESS-TIMES

Easton, Northampton Co., PA—Friday, 8 October 2004

 

            Joseph P. Alfred, 86, of Plainfield Township [NJ] died Tuesday Oct. 5, 2004 at Gracedale Nursing Home.

            Born: March 10, 1918 in Pen Argyl, he was the youngest of seven and the only living child of the late William and Emily Alfred.

            Personal: He and his wife, the former Jean L. Hower celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Sept. 5, 2004. He retired as a foreman from Harsco on March 11, 1983. He was an avid sportsman. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

            Memberships: He was a member of the American Legion.

            Survivors: His wife; a daughter, Tanya Dentith of Wind Gap; two sons, Joseph C. of Wind Gap, and William A. of Saylorsburg; four grandchildren, Jessica of Bethesda, Maryland, Kasey Bosco of Bethlehem, Jason of Minneapolis, Minn, Jared of Grand Forks, ND; and one great granddaughter, Hanna Rose Bosco; and nieces and nephews.

            Services: He wished to be cremated with private services at the family’s convenience. Auer Memorial and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. Memorials: To the Alzheimer’s Association-Research, Lehigh Valley Branch Office, 617 A Main St. Hellertown, Pa 18055.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joseph P. Alfred (SS# issued in PA), last residence Pen Argyl, Northampton Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Evelyn L. Hower Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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JOSEPH R. ALVORD

 

SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE

Scranton, Lackawanna Co., PA—5 October 2006

 

            Joseph R. Alvord, 61, Clarks Summit, died on Thursday night at Community Medical Center. He battled with heart disease and diabetes for many years. His wife is the former Carol A. Andrews. They would have celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on Nov. 6.

            Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Romaine Emmershy Alvord. He was a graduate of West Scranton High School and attended Lackawanna Junior College. A very proud Navy veteran, he served on the USS Kretchmer.

            Prior to his illness, he was employed by Haddon Craftsmen and previously worked for Eureka Printing, Dunmore.

            He loved his computer, his trips to Atlantic City and the ocean. A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he deeply cherished his grandchildren.

            Also surviving are a son, Frank, Clifford; three daughters Jo Ann M. and husband, Eric R. Ord, Brooklyn; Cheryl, Scranton; and Christine and husband, Dwayne D. Wilcox, Old Forge; 10 grandchildren, a sister, Marlene DeHaven, Stroudsburg; two brothers, William, Lake Ariel; and Gary, Ohio; nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be on Monday at 7:45 p.m. at the Hudak-O’Shea Funeral Home Inc., 115 Garfield Ave., Olyphant, to be officiated by the Rev. Joseph Sica. Interment, private at the convenience of the family.

            Friends may call Monday, 5 until time of service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph R. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 8 Aug 1945, last residence Clarks Summit, Lackawanna Co., PA.

 

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KATHERINE M. DICKS ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—15 June 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Katherine M. Alvord, 68, of Lower Swatara Twp., formerly of Dauphin, died Friday in Harrisburg Hospital.

            She was retired from Bell Atlantic and was a member of Telephone Pioneers American Keystone Chapter.

            Surviving are her husband, Lawrence E. Alvord; a daughter, Veronica M. Mitchell of Harrisburg; a stepson, L. Edward Alvord Jr. of Oklahoma City; three brothers, James Dicks of Duncannon, Wayne and Daniel Dicks, both of Freemont [sic—Fremont], Calif.; two sisters, Barbara Taylor of Detroit and Marjorie Miles of Freemont; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

            Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Neil Funeral Home, Paxtang. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lower Paxton Twp. Viewing will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Katherine M. Alvord (SS# issued in RI) was born 22 May 1930, last residence Middletown, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lawrence E. Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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KEITH W. ALFORD, JR.

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Friday, 15 April 2011

 

            Alford, Keith Jr.—Age 57, of Point Breeze, passed peacefully on April 9, 2011. Beloved father of three children; caring brother of nine siblings; grandfather of 13; a host of other relatives and friends.

            Visitation Friday, 3-7 p.m. Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at Spriggs & Watson Funeral Home, Inc., 720 E. Lang, E. End. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Keith W. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 6 March 1954, last residence Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.

 

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KENNETH J. ALFORD

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—3 June 2006

 

            Alford, Kenneth J., 27, of Lincoln-Lemington, died May 30. Samuel E. Coston Funeral Home, Larimer.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kenneth J. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 22 March 1979, last residence not listed.

 

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KENNETH LEE ALFORD

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—5 April 2013

 

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            On March 29, 2013, Kenneth Lee Alford, 58, of North Braddock. Husband of Beryl Redman; father of Ronald Alford, Candace Kane, Kenya Alford, Korrin Alford, and Michael Redman; brother of Willie Brown, Sara Alford, Thomas Alford, David Alford, Jeffrey Alford and Ozielena “Ozzie” Alford-Smith. Also survived by 13 grandchildren; other family members and friends.

            Visitation Saturday 12-2 p.m. at Living Water Ministry (formerly Willow Way), 736 Washington Street, Braddock, PA 15104, where the funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation Saturday 2 p.m. Interment Private. Services of comfort entrusted to Watts Memorial Chapel, Inc., 808 Talbot Avenue, Braddock, PA (412-271-3880). Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kenneth Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 10 March 1955, last residence not listed.

 

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LA’KEL LINWOOD ALFORD-ROBBINS

 

BUCKS COUNTY COURIER TIMES

Levittown, Bucks Co., PA—5 April 2012

 

            La’kel Linwood Alford-Robbins passed away at 6:23 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012. In his infinite wisdom, God dispatched an angel to receive one of his children.

            La’kel was born Jan. 9, 2012 at St. Mary Medical Center, the son of Kelila Natica Robbins and Leonard Leon Alford. He was born with a rare heart condition which often left him in discomfort, but despite his illness, he was very strong and funny. La’kel loved to cuddle whether you were singing, reading, or watching his favorite cartoon shows.

            La’kel leaves to rejoice in his home going his mother, Kelila Natica Robbins; his father, Leonard Leon Alford; grandparents, Marie Robbins and Linwood Robbins, and Patricia Alford and Burtch Alford; brothers, Kervin Steven Robbins, Lafayette Alford, and Amir Alford; sisters; Nyia Alford and Essence Alford; great-grandmother, Marguerite Robbins; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Coe; and godmother, Lori Lupinacci.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Christ Baptist Church, 950 Jacksonville Rd., Burlington, N.J. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be in Bristol Cemetery, Bristol, Pa. W. R. Woody Funeral Home, Burlington, N.J.

 

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LAWRENCE E. ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Monday, 7 March 2005

 

            Lawrence E. Alvord, 82, of Middletown [Dauphin Co.], died Saturday at Harrisburg Hospital.

            He was the son of the late George W. and Florence Gotchell Alvord, and the husband of the late Katherine M. Dicks Alvord.

            He was a retired District Justice for Dauphin Boro, a member of the Paxton United Methodist Church, Harrisburg, a World War II Army Veteran, and a contributing member and one of the first Charter members of the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA. He enjoyed playing and watching golf.

            Lawrence is survived by a daughter, Roni Miller of Harrisburg; a son, L. Edward Alvord of Oklahoma City, OK; a sister, Violet Fritz of Harrisburg; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in the Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry Street, Harrisburg. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lawrence E. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 20 July 1922, last residence Middletown, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Katherine M. Dicks Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Ernest O. Alvord in Florida Obituaries.

 

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LEAH M. LEININGER ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Friday, 26 December 2003

 

WILLIAMSTOWN—Leah M. Alvord, 86, of 509 W. Broad Street, died Tuesday [December 23] in Williamstown.

            Born in Williamstown on July 7, 1917, a daughter of the late Charles and Leah Leininger.

            She was a member of the Four Square Gospel Church, Muir, where she was a former Sunday School Teacher.

            Leah was predeceased by her husband, Charles F., in 1971.

            Surviving are her caregivers, Wendell and Martha Altland and family of Williamstown; and nieces and nephews.

            Services will be private…. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Wiconisco.

            Dimon Funeral Homes, Inc., has charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Leah M. Alvord (SS# issued in PA), but list her birth date as 9 July 1917, last residence Williamstown, Dauphin Co., PA.

 

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LELAWILL T. ALFORD COOGLER

 

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES

Beaver, Beaver Co., PA—Tuesday, 19 November 2003

 

[This obituary is not verbatim.]

 

            Lelawill T. Alford Coogler, a longtime resident of Beaver Falls, passed away in Pittsburgh on November 16, 2003.

            Born in Beaver Falls on November 29, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Mary Lee Alford. For many years she provided accounting and secretarial services in the Beaver Falls area.

            In addition to her parents, her husband of 58 years, Henry A. Coogler, Sr., a daughter, Sandra Coogler, and two brothers, David T. Alford and Thomas D. “T.C.” Alford, preceded her in death.

            She is survived by four children, Georgianna Williams and Karne Kington, both of Pittsburgh; Henry A. Coogler, Jr., of Verona, Pennsylvania and Gill M. Coogler of New York City; five grandchildren, Marlee R. Williams of Pittsburgh, and Osunia Coogler, Darryl Lillard, Ricardo Nevel, and Cheya’nea K. Coogler, all of Verona; two brothers, William V. “Jeff” Alford and Linwood Alford, both of Beaver Falls; and three sisters, Arnell Bryant of Chester, Pennsylvania, Stella McMillion of Bridgewater, and Dolores White of Aliquippa.

            Funeral services [will be] held on Friday in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 3122 37th Street in Beaver Falls. Burial [will be] in Beaver Falls Cemetery. Leavell Funeral Home of Beaver Falls was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lela Coogler (SS# issued in PA), last residence Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Thomas D. “T.C.” Alford and William V. “Jeff” Alford in this compilation.

 

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LILLIAN ALLFORD

 

TIMES LEADER

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—30 April 2007

 

            Lillian Allford, of Hughestown, died Sunday, April 29, 2007, in Hospice Care of the VNA at Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre.

            Funeral arrangements are pending from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian Allford (SS# issued in PA) was born 20 Oct 1915, last residence Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA.

 

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LINCOLN ALVORD

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—Tuesday, 21 September 1982

 

WEST CHESTER, Pa.—Lincoln Alvord, formerly of Waban, Mass., died last Tuesday [September 14] in Chester County Hospital in West Chester after a lengthy illness. He was 86.

            He had been a real estate man in Newton, Mass., for 40 years and had been a member of the Realty Board.

            Mr. Alvord had been a pilot in the Army Air Corps in World War I.

            He was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist, Newton.

            He leaves a daughter, Fay Kelly of Coatesville, Pa.; a son, Clark Alvord of West Hartford, Conn., and eight grandchildren.

            Burial will be private in Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy. Graveside services will be conducted later.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lincoln Alvord (SS# issued in MA) was born 31 Jan 1896 and died ____ Sept 1982, last residence Coatesville, Chester Co., PA.

 

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LOUISE E. DICKINSON HALFORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Thursday, 25 September 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Louise E. Halford, 73, of Bethlehem [Northampton Co.], PA, wife of the late Henry T. Halford, died Saturday, (Sept. 13, 1997).

            Born in Middletown [CT], she was the daughter of the late Irving and Julia Dickinson of Higganum. She was a long time resident of Hartford, where she worked at the corporate office of the former Hartford National Bank. She was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church, 3245 Oakland Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

            She is survived by a daughter, Judith Crafts, of Nazareth, PA; a son, Philip Halford, of Indianapolis, IN; a brother, Raymond Dickinson, of Middletown; nine grandchildren; and a great grandson.

            She was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Lynn Thomas, in 1994.

            Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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LUELLA B. TITCH ALFORD

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—Friday, 20 April 2007

 

            Luella B. Alford, 76, of Corry, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at Corry Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center Street, Corry, PA.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Luella B. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 3 July 1930, last residence Corry, Erie Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her daughter Jean K. Alford Jewell in this compilation.

 

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MARION L. HOTT ALFORD BARTUSH

 

SCRANTON TIMES

Scranton, Lackawanna Co., PA—Wednesday, 28 November 2001

 

AVOCA—Marion Bartush, 72, of Avoca, died Tuesday November 27] at Mercy Hospice. She was the wife of Edwin E. Bartush. They had been married 31 years.

            Born January 17, 1929, in Romney, West Virginia, daughter of the late James E. and Myrtle Dean Hott, she attended Romney High School and worked for the U.S. postal Service. She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Church, Avoca.

            Two sons, John Hott, St. Petersburg, Florida, and Thomas Alford, Riverdale, Maryland survive her.

            Sisters, Dorothy Dorsey, Margaret Haines, and Hazel Lewis, brothers, Richard, Frank, and James Hott preceded her in death.

            The funeral was held at Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home, 728 Main Street, Avoca. Interment was in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marion L. Bartush (SS# issued in WV), last residence Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA.

 

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MARTHA E. ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—25 February 1996

 

LYKENS—Martha E. Alvord, 82, of 15 S. Second St. died Friday in Polyclinic Medical Center, Harrisburg.

            She retired from H.A. Instrument Co., Philadelphia; and was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Wiconisco, the Lykens Area Senior Citizens and the Golden Age Organization, Wiconisco.

            She was the widow of Arthur M. Alvord.

            Surviving are a son, Arthur M. of Morrisville; four sisters, Dorothy Fulkroad of Millersburg, Margaret Maurer of Lykens, Mildred Kaster of Spring Glen and Ethel Wenrich of Mount Holly Springs; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

            Services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday in Shultz Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler.

            Viewing will be from 9: 30 to 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha E. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 11 April 1913, last residence Lykens, Dauphin Co., PA.

 

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MARY BAYURA MUTNANSKY ALFORD

 

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PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—12 June 2010

 

            Mary (Bayura) Alford, 81, of Youngwood, died Thursday, June 10, 2010, in Forbes Road.

            She was born Sept. 8, 1928, in Forbes Road, a daughter of the late Joseph Bayura and Rose Balog Bayura.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Mutnansky; her second husband, James T. “Big Jim” Alford; a son, Joseph T. Alford; a grandson, Edward J. Mutnansky; a sister, Lucille Massera; and four brothers, Joseph, Frank, George and John Bayura.

            Mary is survived by three sons, John Mutnansky and his wife, Jane, of Scottdale, Edward Mutnansky and his wife, Sandra, of Latrobe, and Michael Mutnansky and his wife, Robin, of Forbes Road; two stepdaughters, Catherine Smith, of Navarre, Fla., and Yvonne Steele and her husband, Richard, of New Alexandria; a stepson, James Catlin and his wife, Andrea, of Etters; 14 grandchildren, Kevin Catlin and his wife, Lori, Jeff Catlin and his fiancee, Patricia Nestman, Sarah and Petie Steele, Nikki, Erica and Zackary Smith, John IV and his wife, Jasmine Mutnansky, Christopher Mutnansky and his wife, Jennifer, David Mutnansky and his wife, Nicole, Michael Mutnansky Jr. and his wife, Regina, Michelle Redigan and her husband, Matthew, and Amanda Reese and her husband, Kent; 14 great grandchildren, Lily and Jimmy Catlin, Angel, Romayne, McKayla, Christopher Jr., Trenton, Kaylee, Elaina, Travis, Jacob, Michael III and Noah Edward Mutnansky and Rachel Mackenzie Reese; a brother, Michael T. Bayura Sr., of Forbes Road; a sister, Rose Piccinini and her husband, Dominic, of Forbes Road; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            The family would like to extend a special thank you to Chauncey Saunders for all her help. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Mary from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Cross Church, Youngwood, with Father John S. Szczesny, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VITAS Hospice, Attn: Foundation 235, Alpha Drive, Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 or the American Cancer Society, 863 Georges Station Road, Suite 2, Greensburg, PA 15601. To sign online guestbook, view memorial video, order flowers/condolence gifts or for directions, please visit us at www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary E. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Youngwood, Westmoreland Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her second husband, James T. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARY ELLEN STAMBAUGH ALVORD

 

INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL

Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA—25 March 2005

 

            Mary Ellen Alvord, 75, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at Lancashire Hall.

She was retired from Union Trust Co.

            She was the widow of Frank Alvord. She is survived by two children, Nancy Eckel and husband, Don of Brownstown; son, Gary Alvord and wife, Sheri of Lancaster; 4 grandchildren and 1 sister, Ramona Cain of FL.

            A memorial service will be held at Lancashire Hall at a later date.

            Arrangements under the direction of Auer Memorial Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Harrisburg.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary S. Alvord (SS# issued in MD) was born 28 Dec 1929, last residence Brownstown, Lancaster Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Frank C. Alvord, in this compilation.

            Her sister is probably the Ramona Ann Cain who died 17 July 2009 in FL. Her obituary and some census research provides their maiden name.

 

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MILDRED ALVORD SCHMIDT

 

SCRANTON TIMES

Scranton, Lackawanna Co., PA—Monday, 17 May 1999

 

            Mildred A. Schmidt, West Scranton, died Sunday [May 16] at Mercy Hospital. She was the widow of Joseph E. Schmidt, who died Jan. 7, 1986.

            Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Harold and Loretta Dougherty Alvord, she was educated in Scranton schools....

            Surviving are three sons, Joseph, Ronnie and Frank, all of Scranton; five daughters, Beverly Yanik, Barbara Schmidt, Donna Graziano and Debbie Fisher, all of Scranton; and Mildred Kwiatkowski, Nicholson; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by a son, Leon; three sisters, Esther Friese, Pearl Kresge and Loretta Schussler; and four brothers, Robert, William, Joseph and John Alvord.

            The funeral will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from Durkan-Cuff-Kearney Funeral Home, 125 N. Main Ave., with Mass at 10 in St. Vincent de Paul Church, Providence Road, North Scranton.... Interment, Cathedral Cemetery...

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MILDRED E. ALFORD ROWE

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—28 April 2007

 

 

            Rowe, Mildred E. (Alford)—86, of West Mifflin, formerly of Dravosburg. On April 26, 2007.

            She was a member of United Methodist Church of Dravosburg and its Womens Guild and the Senior Citizens of Dravosburg.

            Beloved wife of the late Charles. Beloved mother of C. Elaine (Bill) Kirschman of West Mifflin, Donna F. (the late Floyd) Wetzler of West Mifflin, Gary E. (Marilyn) Rowe of Houston Tx. and the late David Rowe.

            She is the daughter of the late Edward and Henrietta Alford. Cherished grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

            Friends received on Saturday and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9pm at George Irvin Green Funeral Home, Inc. 3511 Main St. Munhall (Selected Golden Rule Member) where services will be held on Monday at 11am. Memorial donations may be made to United Methodist Church of Dravosburg or The White Oak Safe Haven Animal Shelter. www. georgeirvingreenfuneralhome.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred E. Rowe (SS# issued in PA) was born 3 April 1921, last residence Dravosburg, Allegheny Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her sister Hilda A. Alford Sharp in this compilation.

 

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NANCY A. HOUTZ ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Wednesday, 10 May 2000

 

WICONISCO—Nancy A. Houtz Alvord, 66, of 415 Walnut St. died Monday [May 8] at home.

            She retired as an elementary teacher from the Williams Valley School District; was a graduate of Porter Twp. High School and the former Kutztown State Teachers College; a member of Calvary United Methodist Church; and enjoyed crafts, gardening and walking.

            Surviving are her husband, Harold C. Alvord; a son, Randall S. of Dalmatia RD; two daughters, Sheila L. Herb and Lisa A. Alvord, both of Wiconisco; a brother, David Houtz of Clarks Valley; three sisters, Marianne Houtz and Jean Shuttlesworth, both of Clarks Valley, and Marie Florick of Pottsville; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

            Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Shultz Funeral Home, Lykens. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

            There will be no viewing.

            Memorial donations may be made to PinnacleHealth Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nancy A. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 25 March 1934, last residence Wiconisco, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Harold C. Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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NINA M. BURNS ALFORD

 

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ELLWOOD CITY LEDGER

Ellwood City, Lawrence Co., PA—Wednesday, 24 April 2013

 

            Nina Alford, 77, of Thomas Hill Rd., Fombell [Beaver Co.], formerly of Ellport, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at her residence.

            Born May 21, 1935, in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Walter Coston and Cora Ruth Hazen Burns. She was married on September 13, 1962, to Manford Alford, who passed away January 11, 2001.

            Nina worked at Aetna Standard for 30 years. She was a member of the Lillyville Church of God. She graduated from Lincoln High School and was a former member of the Wurtemburg Perry Twp. Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Her most cherished time was spent with family.

            Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Ted) Kelosky of Fombell; two brothers, Kenneth (Helen) Burns and Walter (Vonda) Burns, both of Perry Twp.; brother-in-law, George Durbin of Ellwood City, and two grandchildren, Brittney and Mason Kelosky.

            In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Cora Ruth Durbin, in 2006.

            Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City.

            Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. with her pastor, Rev. Dennis Arndt, officiating.

            Interment will follow in Kahletown Cemetery in Sigel, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Lillyville Church of God. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nina M. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence not listed.

 

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PATRICIA L. DYE ALFORD

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—10 January 2012

 

            Patricia (Dye) Alford, age 60, born in Sewickley, on January 4, 1952, she passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at her home for the past 5 years, Friendship Ridge. Patricia came home from California to visit with her family and due to health issues was unable to return.

            She is survived by beloved mother Elizabeth Lasenburg of Coraopolis; four daughters, Cherese Pate of Atlanta, GA, Nikki Dye of Charlotte, NC, Andrea Gilmore and Marlana Gibson both of Atlanta, GA; six devoted siblings, Eddie Revis (Regina) of New Brighton, Edie Sturdivant (William) of Tulsa, OK, William Lasenburg of Pittsburgh, Kim Haskins of Coraopolis, Linda Lasenburg of Coraopolis and Bonnie Owens (Ken) of Raccoon Twp.

            A Memorial Service will be held later. Family suggests donations in her name to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Copeland’s. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Patricia L. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence not listed.

 

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PATRICK JAMES ALFORD

 

TIMES NEWS

Lehighton, PA—2 September 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Patrick James Alford, 30, of Tamaqua R.1, died Saturday in his home.

            He was employed as a machinist.

            Born in Frankfurt, Germany, he was a son of Tom and Rita (Kreitl) Alford, with whom he resided.

            Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Michael L. of Tamaqua R.1; a sister, Beatrice A., wife of Steven Foulk of Brockton; and nieces.

            The Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Hometown, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patrick J. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 19 Sept 1966, last residence not listed.

 

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PRISCILLA IDA PHILLIPS ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Sharon, Mercer Co., PA—8 May 2011

 

            On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, the Lord decided that it was time for another one of his children to come home. After a long, beautiful and productive life, the Lord, who never makes a mistake, whispered to Priscilla Ida Phillips Alford of Sharon, that He had prepared a place for her to rest. Priscilla left this world, boarded the Old Ship of Zion and peacefully crossed the River of Jordan into the waiting arms of her Lord. She was 91.

            Born on March 14, 1920, in West Middlesex, Mrs. Alford was the second of 16 children born to David C. Phillips Sr. and Martha Bruce Phillips.

            She gave her life to the Lord at a very early age and continued to serve throughout her lifetime.

            After graduating from Farrell High School, she met the love of her life, William Alford Sr., whom she wed in 1942. To this union, two sons, William Jr. and Kenneth were born. Priscilla and Bill resided in Cleveland and Pittsburgh for a few years before returning to Farrell; they eventually built a home in Mercer in order to be surrounded by family.

            She was the “Avon Queen” in Shenango Valley for years, but later turned her career to the health profession where she was employed at the former Shenango Valley Osteopathic Hospital, now UPMC Horizon, Farrell, until her retirement in 1982.

            Priscilla was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend who met no strangers. She enjoyed her life and found time to work and enjoy others.

            Priscilla gave love abundantly and gave her opinion frequently. She was not one to mince words, but you also knew when you needed her, she was there. Her love and kindness was the watermark of her life.

            An active member for 80 years of Cedar Avenue Church of God in Sharon, Priscilla was one of its longest serving members. She practiced her discipleship in numerous areas, including being appointed by the Rev. Charles Johnson as one of the mothers of the church. She served as president of the usher board for 25 years and served with the National Ushers of the Church of God at West Middlesex. She also served as chairman of the kitchen committee, and was a member of the Vacation Bible School Committee and the Church of God’s National Women’s Missionary group. She was a former member of the Nurse’s Guild, the Altruist Guild and the Noon Day Prayer Ministry. Until her passing, she remained as active as possible with the Rejoicing Women Red Hats and the Seniors Ministry.

            She was the local Church Women’s United Key Woman.

Priscilla was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William, who passed in 1997. Also preceding her in death were four sisters, Martha Phillips Rucker, Harriett Phillips, Irene Phillips and Ruth Phillips; and four brothers, David, Bruce, John and Luther Phillips.

            Left to mourn her passing are her two sons, William I. Alford Jr. and his wife Angela, Macedonia, Ohio; and Attorney Kenneth Robert Alford and his wife Joyce, Washington, D.C.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Kathryn Belle Jones, wife of the late Sam; and Mabel Edna Brown, wife of the late Norman, both Mercer; Sarah Lillian Jones and her husband Donald, Longwood, Fla.; and Margery Wilson, wife of the late George, Lansdale, Pa.; and three brothers, Joseph Norton Phillips and his wife Florence, Mercer; Walter Phillips and his wife Nicole, Bulger, Pa.; and Charles Phillips and his wife Francene, Cranberry, Pa.

            She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Priscilla I. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Sharon, Mercer Co., PA.

 

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ROBERT ALFORD, SR.

 

[Although he died in GA, we are also publishing his obituary here because of his close ties to PA.]

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Thursday, 29 October 2009

 

            Alford, Robert “Mr. Bobby”‑Age 74, of Coraopolis [Allegheny Co.], passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at Atlanta, GA.

            Beloved husband for 50 years to the late Delsie (Page) Alford; loving father of Melvin Redd, Vera Alford, Robert “Bobby” Alford, Jr. (Joanne) and Denise Alford Sellers (Martin); cherished grandfather of Monique Redd, Wesley Baldwin, Noah Alford, Aaron Alford, Lanelle Burrows, Melvin Redd, Jr. and the late Michael Redd; proud great grandfather of Paige Pope; devoted brother of Lois Alexander, Doris Wesley, Ruth Pickett (George), Henry and Len Alford.

            Retired crane operator from J & L Steel and retired custodian Cornell School District. Member of St. Paul AME Zion Church. Avid gardener and coin collector.

            Visitation Thursday 2-4, 7-9 at Copeland’s Coraopolis where service will be held on Friday at 11 AM. Burial at Coraopolis Cemetery with Dove Release. Flowers are welcome or donations in his name to Governor’s Glen Alzheimer, 5000 Governor Dr., Forest Park, GA 30297.

            Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 8 Jan 1935, last residence Fayetteville, Fayette Co., GA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Delsie Jackson Alford; and brother Henry Alford in this compilation.

 

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ROBERT LEE ALFORD, SR.

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—8 September 2013

 

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            Robert “Bob” Alford, Sr., 87, of Camp Hill, died at home on Thursday, September 5, 2013. He was born on a farm in Osmond, Nebraska, on Wednesday, May 19, 1926, son of the late Thomas Alford and Bertha (Kuehn) Alford. Bob was the widower of Isabelle (Brown) Alford.

            Bob’s survivors include his loving children, Monta E. Gentile and her husband Gerald of Camp Hill, Robert L. Alford, Jr. and his wife Deborah of Camp Hill; his grandson, Brian Alford of Camp Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

            Among those preceding Bob in death are his two brothers, Thomas Alford, Clarence Alford; and his two sisters, Alice Koeppe, and Edith Ziemer.

            Bob was a 52 year member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg. He was a transport driver for Dawson Oil Company before entering the United States Army. Sgt. Alford was a WWII Veteran having served in the South Pacific with the 1279th Combat Engineers and five months occupation duty in Japan. Their mission was to destroy all Japanese military aircraft. Bob was a night manager for Wright’s Bar & Grill in Delmar, Delaware. He met Isabelle Brown who worked at the Bank of Delmar. They were married on October 10, 1951. Isabelle passed away on March 12, 2012. Bob was a retired supervisor for Ralston Purina Company Mechanics Plant with 33 year of service.

            All are welcome to join Bob’s family at his viewing on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 11:00 to 12:00 and his service at 12:15 at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 5000 Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050, with Reverend Kevin E. Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Rolling Green Memorial Park in Camp Hill, where military honors will be presented by the Cumberland County Honor Guard. Bob’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship at his church following the burial.

            The family suggests memorial contributions to Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 5000 Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.

            Bob’s family has entrusted his care to Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421. Read Bob’s full obituary, view his memorial video and portrait and sign his official guest book at www.Myers-Buhrig.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert L. Alford (SS# issued in NE), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his wife, Isabelle Brown Alford, in this compilation.

            From Ancestry family trees: Robert was the son of Thomas Roland Alford and Bertha Wilhelmne Kuehn.

 

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ROSA MAE WILLIS ALFORD

 

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES

Beaver, Beaver Co., PA—Sunday, 23 January 2011

 

 

            Rosa Mae Willis Alford, 98, of New Brighton, made her transition Thursday, January 20, 2011, at Cambridge Village, Beaver Falls, PA.

            Born February 1, 1912, in Clarksdale, MS, she was the daughter of the late Hezekiah and Carrie Mae Willis. She studied at Tuskegee University, graduating in 1947 with a B.S. degree in Home Economics and worked her way through college as a repairwoman on the training of airplanes used by the famed Tuskegee Airmen. She was among the students privileged to attend Tuskegee when Booker T. Washington was President and Dr. George Washington Carver, the great scientist and inventor, was professor.

            After graduation, she taught in Tuscaloosa, AL and later taught in Easton, MD, where she met her late husband, William J. Alford, of New Brighton. After marriage, her first job in Beaver County was with the Lighthouse for the Blind. During the late 1950s, she was hired as the first African American Home Economics teacher at New Brighton High School. She returned to college at Michigan State University in the 1960s, receiving her Master degree in Guidance Counseling and was hired as the first African American Guidance Counselor at Beaver Falls High School, where she remained until retirement. During her career, she also taught at The Christian School, Beaver Falls.

            In the 1960s, Mrs. Alford was the first female Trustee of Church-in-the Round, Aliquippa. She later joined her husband at Wayman Chapel AME Church, during her latter years, fellowshipped with New Brighton Christian Assembly. She traveled to Pittsburgh and Cleveland to fellowship with the Kathryn Kuhlman Ministries.

            She was a life-long member of the National NAACP, the Schomburg Society for the Preservation of Black Culture, New York and the Southern Poverty Law Center in Alabama, and has received numerous honorary awards for her service throughout the years. She has impacted generations of children in Beaver County, counseled numerous students, some of whom have gone to Historical Black College and Universities, becoming doctors, lawyers, engineers, and teachers and are now contributing to this society in various other professions. She has traveled extensively to Africa, Israel, Europe, China, and throughout the United States, and frequently attended Chautauqua Institute, New York, to participate in their lecture and concert series.

            She is survived by her niece, Mtume Imani, of New Brighton; her nephew, Kenneth Reginald Roberts and his wife Anna M. Roberts, Sausalito, CA, and her grand-nephew, Keith Prinston Poole, of Los Angeles, CA.

            The family would like to express special thanks to the staffs of Cambridge Village, Heartland Hospice Services, PA Guardianship Services, Franciscan Manor and Bethany Manor for their love and care of Mrs. Alford for the past 10 years.

            Friends will be received on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, from 11 a.m. until noon for viewing, with services beginning at noon at the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Route 68, Rochester (adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park).

            Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills, after which a dinner will be served at Wayman Chapel AME Church, 1120 Sixth Avenue, New Brighton, PA.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, Seventh Floor, New York, NY 10001 (866) 232-8484.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Rosa L. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Beaver, Beaver Co., PA.

 

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ROSE MICCICHE HALFORD

 

INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL

Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA—21 August 2001

 

            Rose M. Halford, 74, of 2379 Henbird Lane, formerly of 126 E. Clay St., died Sunday at Essa Flory Hospice Center after a brief illness.

            Mrs. Halford worked 28 years in the quality control department at Warner Lambert Corp. She retired in 1985.

            She published and copyrighted songs with her brother.

            She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, the Guys and Dolls Club at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church and the St. Anne-Neumann Seniors Club.

            She also belonged to the Zipper Club, a support group for people who have had heart surgery.

            Mrs. Halford volunteered at Lancaster General Hospital and enjoyed traveling.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Elvira Micciche of Lancaster and the late Salvatore Micciche.

            She was married 52 years to James D. Halford.

            Surviving besides her husband and mother are a son, David S., married to Jeannie Halford of Camp Hill; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Jo Micciche and Mary C., married to George Crook, both of Lancaster; and a brother, Salvatore C. Micciche of Lancaster.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rose M. Halford (SS# issued in PA) was born 9 Aug 1927 and died 19 Aug 2001, last residence Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, James Dorman Halford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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RUFUS L. ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA—20 March 2002

 

            Rufus L. Alford, 65, of Elizabeth died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, in Jefferson Hills. Retired from the U.S. Postal Service, he was also a retired Gunny Sergeant from the U.S. Marine Corps, member of Praise Assembly of God Church in North Versailles Twp., Kastan Uveges Post 732, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Elizabeth and the McKeesport Umpire Association.

            Born in Glassport, Aug. 19, 1936, he was a son of the late Horace and Della Slade Alford. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor L. Lankford Alford; sons, Rufus Alford Jr. and Tyrone Alford of Washington, D.C., and Mark Alford of Pittsfield, Mass.; a granddaughter; sisters, Sue Smith of Long Island, N.Y., Bernice Smith in Georgia and Evelyn Bolding of Washington, D.C.; and brothers, Charles Alford in Arizona, Thomas Earl of Pasadena, Calif., Geni Alford in Capital Heights, Md., Elder Joseph Alford and Elder Leon Ronald Alford of Chicago, Ill.

            Friends will be received tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Pin the Allen Chapel AIE Church, Elizabeth. Service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Praise Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Dennis Campbell. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Rufus L. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Elizabeth, Allegheny Co., PA.

            We included the obituaries of his sister Sadie Belle Alford James Thompson in Oregon Obituaries; and Bernice Alford Smith in Georgia Obituaries.

            His parents, from several Ancestry family trees, were Horace Alford and Della Slade. His grandparents were Burrell Alford and Susan McCrimmon.

            This is an African-American family.

            His lineage: Rufus L. 1936 PA1, Horace 1896 NC2, Burrell 1869 NC3.

 

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SUSAN BELL ALVORD

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—27 September 2000

 

            Susan Bell Alvord, 59, of Chicago, formerly of Erie, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at Illinois Masonic Hospital.

            She was born at Cambridge, Ohio, Jan. 14, 1941, daughter of Vincent Bell of Melbourne, Fla., and the late Helen Thompson Bell.

            She graduated from McDowell High School in 1959, then earned her bachelor’s degree from Grove City College in 1963. She taught at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown and Alliance College in Cambridge Springs.

            She also worked as a pain relief specialist for American Whole Health in Chicago. She enjoyed sports and traveling.

            Survivors include her stepmother, Lily Bell of Melbourne; two sisters, Linda Maines and her husband, George, of Erie and Vicki Costello and her husband, Pat, of Cincinnati; and two nephews, Jay Moehler of Erie and Sean Costello of Los Angeles; and a niece, Kelly Costello of Chicago.

            Friends may call at the Burton West Lake Funeral Home, 3816 West Lake Road, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at First Alliance Church, 2939 Zimmerly Road, officiated by the Rev. John Hall.

            Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

            Memorials may be made to Friends of L’Arche Inc., 1101 Peach St., Erie, PA 16501.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Susan B. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 14 Jan 1941, last residence not listed.

 

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TAMMY JO SILL ALFORD

 

WINCHESTER STAR

Winchester, VA—24 December 2009

 

            Tammy Jo Sill Alford, 36, of Uniontown, Pa., and formerly of Winchester, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

            She is survived by her husband, Harold L. Alford.

            Arrangements are by Dolfi Funeral Home of Uniontown.

 

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HERALD-STANDARD

Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA—25 December 2009

 

            Mrs. Tammy J. (Sill) Alford, 36, of Uniontown, Pa. passed away on Tuesday, December 22 at Presbyterian Hospital.

            Survived by parents, Leonard and Carol Sill; husband, Harold Alford Sr.; son, Harold Alford Jr.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Leon and Carolyn Alford; sisters, Jennifer Hartley and Tracy Kirk; and aunts, Sue Glover and Richard and Romona Bonamo.

            Arrangements are being handled by the Dolfi Funeral Home, 136 N. Gallatin Ave., Uniontown and will be private.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Tammy J. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 10 March 1973, last residence Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

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THOMAS D. “T.C.” ALFORD

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—29 April 2000

 

            Alford, Thomas D. “T.C.,” 67, of Beaver Falls, died April 26. Leavell Funeral Home, Beaver Falls.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas C. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 11 Jan 1933, last residence Beaver, Beaver Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his siblings William V. “Jeff” Alford and Lelawill T. Alford Coogler in this compilation.

 

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THOMAS E. HALFORD

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—Wednesday, 17 August 2005

 

            Thomas E. Halford, 66, a resident of the Pennsylvania Soldiers & Sailors Home, died Monday, August 15, 2005 at the Erie VA Medical Center. The Carl A. Slomski & Son Funeral Home Inc. 2101 Ash St. is handling arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas E. Halford (SS# issued in NY) was born 4 December 1938, last residence Erie, PA.

 

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TOM ALFORD

 

REPUBLICAN AND HERALD

Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA—Thursday, 3 March 2011

 

            Tom Alford, 80, of Lewistown Valley, Tamaqua, passed away Monday evening February 28] at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Rita Kreitl Alford.

            Tom was born in Ranger, W.Va., a son of the late Van and Fannie Workman Alford.

            He retired from the Army after serving 20 years, with one tour of duty in England, one tour of duty in Vietnam and three tours of duty in Germany. Following his retirement from the military, he worked for the former J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills.

            He was preceded in death by a son, Patrick, in 1997.

            Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Michael, Lewistown Valley, Tamaqua; a daughter, Beatrice, wife of Harold Foulk, Brockton; three granddaughters, Ashley Maltais, Stephanie Foulk and Kendall Foulk; sisters, Freeda Mae Salmons, Ohio, and Estellene Neace, Idaho.

            Private service will be held at the convenience of the family with interment in St. Bertha Cemetery, Tuscarora. Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Hometown, has charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Tom Alford (SS# issued in NC or WV) was born 16 March 1930, last residence Tamaqua, Schuylkill Co., PA.

 

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VIOLA E. HALL HOTALING ALFORD

 

COURIER EXPRESS

DuBois, Clearfield Co., PA—Thursday, 21 January 1999

 

            Viola E. Alford, 96, a resident of the Jefferson Manor, Brookville, died Tuesday [January 19]. She was formerly of White Street, Brookville.

            Born June 19, 1902 in Knox, she was the daughter of the late Rhody B. and Effie Wise Hall. She was married to G.G. Hotaling. He preceeded her in death. She later married James E. “Pete” Alford. He also preceeded her in death.

            She was a homemaker. She owned and operated a taxi service in Brookville with her husband, James Alford. She was referred to as “Mrs. Pete, the Taxi Lady.”

            She is survived by one daughter, Effie Hotaling of Brookville, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

            She was also preceeded in death by one son, Burt Hotaling, five brothers and two sisters. Viola E. Alford died Jan 19, 1999. Friends will be received from 7-9 pm Thursday at the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Friday at the funeral home.... Burial will be in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Eldred Township....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Viola E. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Brookville, Jefferson Co., PA.

            In the 1920 Jefferson Co. PA (Brookville) census there was a James E. Alford b. about 1908, the son of D.E. and Martha Alford. The SSDI lists a James Alford born 8 March 1908 and died Jan 1972 in Brookeville, Jefferson Co. PA.

 

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VIRGINIA D. “RHODI” ALFORD

 

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES

Beaver, Beaver Co., PA—Tuesday, 9 March 2010

 

            Virginia “Rhodi” Alford, of Beaver Falls, went home to be with the Lord, on March 6, 2010, in the Heritage Valley Beaver.

            Complete arrangements will be announced in Wednesday’s edition of the Times.

            The Leavell Funeral Home, George T. Wise, Funeral Director-Supervisor, 721 Seventh St., Beaver Falls, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virginia D. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 15 July 1922, last residence Beaver Falls, Beaver Co., PA.

 

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VIRGINIA RAE ALVORD DAVIES CHAPMAN

 

PRESS HERALD

Portland, Cumberland Co., ME—Saturday, 8 March 1997

 

            Virginia Rae Alvord Chapman, 77, of Yardley [Bucks Co., PA] died Feb. 27 at Doylestown Hospital [Bucks Co., PA].

            Born in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Clayton and Irene Chapman Alvord. During her youth, Mrs. Chapman vacationed at Earl Davis Camp on Balch Pond at Newfield, Maine.

            She graduated from Anderson (Ind.) High School and attended Washington School for Secretaries in New York City. She worked for American Airlines at LaGuardia Airport, then for Tri Arts Press in Manhattan throughout and after World War II.

            Her marriage to Jack N. Davies in 1939 ended in divorce. She married Malcolm O. Chapman in 1951 and they lived in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., Hopewell, N.J., Pierrepont, N.Y. and Ewing, N.J.

            Mrs. Chapman started working at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J., in 1960 after moving to Ewing. After Mr. Chapman died in a skydiving accident, she continued working at ETS and retired in 1983.

            She enjoyed painting in water colors and other media, bowling, stitchery and off-the-beaten-path travel adventures.

            Mrs. Chapman had said recently she wanted to be remembered as having been “an OK mom,” but her children disagreed: They said she was a very good mother, giving loving guidance in the face of daunting problems.

            A son, Steven Chapman, also died previously.

            Surviving are four sons, Christopher Davies of Lexington Park, Md., Peter Davies of Alexandria, Va., Michael Chapman of Buckingham and Jeffrey Chapman of Carversville; a daughter, Sally Chapman Loranger of Saco, Maine; and may grandchildren.

            A funeral was held in Newtown. Arrangements were by Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home, Newtown.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virginia A. Chapman (SS# issued in NY) was born 23 July 1919, last residence Morrisville, Bucks Co., PA.

            We included the obituary of her brother Donald Clayton Alvord in Utah Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Alexander Alvord and Mary Vore.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Virginia Rae 1919 MA1, Clayton Harley 1891 WI2, Fred Harley 1863 WI3, Zerah 1830 MA4, Cephas 1803 MA5, Zerah 1765 MA6, Gad 1726 MA7, John 1685 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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WILDA MAE “BILLIE” ROGERS ALFORD HARMON

 

THE MERCURY

Pottstown, Montgomery Co., PA—Wednesday, 5 January 2011

 

            Wilda Mae “Billie” (Rogers) Alford Harmon, 85, of Pottstown, wife of the late James A. Alford and Lonnie Harmon, passed away on Monday [January 3] at Parkhouse Providence Pointe Nursing Home.

            Born in Logan County, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Hobert H. and Leota Pearl (Johnson) Rogers. Wilda loved doing arts & crafts, was an avid Philadelphia Phillies baseball fan, and enjoyed all of the family gatherings. She worked at the US Mint in Philadelphia and later at the Mrs. Smith Pie Foil Co. in Pottstown.

            She is survived by her sons, David R. Alford, companion of Virginia Croteau, of Pottstown, and James R. Alford of Schwenksville; daughters, Carol L., wife of Kenneth L. Rhoads of Pottstown, and B. Eileen, wife of Ronald Boone Jr. of Limerick Twp.; sister, Leota Davis of Pinnacle, NC; stepsister, Peggy Holl; seven grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

            Along with her husbands and parents, she is predeceased by her daughter, Betty Elswick; two sisters, and two brothers.

            A family gathering and a time of remembrance will be from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, January 9th at the German Club, 52 Reynolds Ave, Pottstown. Memorial contributions may be made in Wilda Mae’s name to Alzheimer’s Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or to the charity of your choice. Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown is in charge of arrangements. View obituaries or send condolences at www.catagnusfuneralhomes.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wildam Harmon (SS# issued in WV) was born 3 March 1925, last residence Birdsboro, Berks Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her first husband, James Arthur Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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WILLIAM G. ALFORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Tuesday, 24 April 2001

 

            William G. Alford, 77, of 702 Geary Ave., New Cumberland, died Monday [April 23] in Harrisburg Hospital.

            He was retired; a veteran of World War II and Purple Heart recipient; and a member of Penbrook American Legion Post 730, New Cumberland VFW Post 7415 and Middletown Moose Lodge 410.

            Surviving are his wife, Betty Alford; two sons, Brian of West Chester and Brent of New Cumberland; and four grandchildren.

            Memorial services will be held in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the family’s convenience.

            Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Colonial Park, is handling arrangements.

            Memorial contributions may be made to PinnacleHealth Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William G. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 3 June 1923, last residence New Cumberland, Cumberland Co., PA.

 

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WILLIAM J. ALFORD

 

BUCKS COUNTY COURIER TIMES

Levittown, Bucks Co., PA—Wednesday, 17 June 2009

 

            William J. Alford II of Eagle Rock, Hazelton, Pa. passed away peacefully Saturday, June 13, 2009, in his home surrounded by his family following a courageous year and a half battle with a primary cancerous brain tumor (GBM). He was 57.

            Bill was the beloved husband of Christa (Mancke) Alford, with whom he had shared 36 years of marriage.

            He was born in Detroit, Mich., a son of William J. Alford of Warminster and the late Gloria (Tomasi) Alford.

            Before retiring to his home in Eagle Rock, he had resided in Warminster and later Hatfield.

            He was a graduate of William Tennent High School and Temple University.

            Before retiring, Bill was employed by the United States Postal Service for 27 years, starting as a mail carrier and ending his career as a supervisor of customer service. His friendliness and sense of humor were qualities he shared with co-workers, friends and family. He dispensed scholarly advice when requested and had the ability to offer comfort to those comforting him.

            Later in life, Bill became a passionate photographer and his compositions included spectacular views of nature with an emphasis on the four seasons. He also took many informal family portraits and photographed his wife’s artwork for catalog use. Bill was happy knowing that Jonathan Brathwaite will continue photographing and supplying Christa with endless photos of their grandson, Sion.

            His caretakers were continuously amazed at his sense of humor and there were many moments of pure laughter around his bedside. He took particular peace and comfort from the sound of rain and enjoyed the type of weather that turned “his” mountains green.

            In addition to his loving wife Christa and father, he is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Alford; his grandson, Sion Ramon Alford -Brathwaite; his sisters and their husbands, Mary Gutierrez (Leroy), Patricia Grandfield (Richard), Valerie Ehlo (Arthur) and Victoria Salamon (James); his brothers and their wives, Richard Alford (Karen) and Robert Alford (Lisa); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

            In addition to his mother, Gloria, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Alford.

            Relatives and friends will be received by Bill’s family after 10 a.m. Friday, June 19, in Schneider Funeral Home, 431 N. York Road, Hatboro followed by his memorial service at 11 a.m. Interment will be held privately.

            In lieu of flowers, Bill’s family prefers memorials be made in his name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

            To send online condolences to Bill’s family please visit the funeral home Web site below. Schneider Funeral Home, Hatboro, www.schneiderfuneralhome.net.

 

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THE INTELLIGENCER

Doylestown, PA—28 September 2010

 

            William John Alford of Warminster died peacefully Friday, Sept. 24, 2010.

            He was the beloved husband to the late Gloria (Tomasi) Alford. This is forever 9-10-49.

            Bill was born Aug. 8, 1926, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of the late William and Helen (Smith) Alford. He was preceded in death by his sons, Michael Thomas and William John Alford.

            Bill was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy and ended his military career as a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. He saw action in the Pacific during World War II and fought in the Korean War. He was the recipient of numerous medals. Most notably, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Gold Star, Presidential Unit Citation with one star, Purple Heart, World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal with one star, and Combat Wings with three gold stars.

            He graduated from Detroit Central High School, Lawrence Tech College and completed graduate school at the University of Virginia. He was an alternate for the U.S. Olympic Team Track and Field. Bill was also asked to play professional basketball for the now Detroit Pistons, but declined this offer to support his growing family. He started his career at the Ford Motor company and retired as director of HR. He then continued working as the northeastern director of the U.S. Postal Service.

            During his lifetime, Bill was on the Wayne, Mich., school board and the Centennial School District school board. He also started and coached the William Tennent Girls Winter Track team and was an assistant coach for the Spring Track team.

            In his spare time he was an avid gardener, enjoyed fine foods, and enjoyed watching all sporting events. Bill was athletic director of the Warminster Spartans Youth Wrestling organization. He was a season ticket holder for the Philadelphia Eagles since 1971.

            Bill was the devoted father of Mary and Leroy Gutierrez of Westminster, Colo., the late William and Christa Manke of Hazelton, Pa., Patricia and Richard Grandfield of Warminster, Valerie and Arthur Ehlo of Plumstead, Victoria and James Salamon of Ambler, Richard and Karen Casella of Warminster, Robert and Lisa Mahan of Warminster, and the late Michael Thomas. Bill was the brother of Valeria Rasinen (Donald) of Tarpon Springs, Fla. He also is survived by 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            Relatives and friends may call at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, at St. John Bosco Church, 235 E. County Line Road, Hatboro, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will be in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Warrington Township.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the William J. Alford Athletic Scholarship at William Tennent High School. Checks may be made out to “CSD Clearing Fund” notation on check “WJ Alford Scholarship,” 333 Centennial Road, Warminster, PA 18974.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William J. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 14 March 1952, last residence Hatfield, Montgomery Co., PA.

 

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WILLIAM N. ALLFORD

 

EVENING TIMES

Sayre, Bradford Co., PA—11 May 2002

 

            William “Bill” Allford, 67, of Milan, passed away peacefully Friday morning, May 10, 2002, at home with his family after a brave and stubborn battle with cancer.

            Bill was born on Oct. 26, 1934, in Pittston. He was the son of the late William P. and Ruth Evans Allford.

            Bill graduated from West Pittston High School. He graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1957 and Ithaca College in 1967.

            He was a member of the Milan Methodist Church.

            Bill taught music at the Athens Area High School for 36 years. He was the director of the Athens Bulldogs Marching Band for over 20 years. He was proud of every one of his marching bands. He also taught elementary music, junior and senior high instrumental lessons, the high school chorus and orchestra.

            He, Bob Rogers and John Swank taught an innovative class—Art, Music and Western Man—in the 1960s. He, with Paul Weaver and John Swank, directed the musical, “Annie Get Your Gun.”

            Bill was a member of Pennsylvania State Educators Association and the Sayre-Athens Lions Club. He was also a former member of the Penn-York Opportunity Board, the Kirby Band, the Red Cross drivers.

            He was also a driver for the Endless Mountains Transit Authority.

            Bill enjoyed his grandchildren, music, hunting, and fishing with friends. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Wanda Smith Allford, formerly of Millerton, at home; daughter and son-in-law, Lori Sue and Wayne T. Anderson, of Milan; son and daughter-in-law, W. John and Holly Y. Allford; and three wonderful grandchildren, Caleb and Mickala Anderson and Hannah Allford.

            Friends may call from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens. Memorial Services will follow at the funeral home, with his pastor, the Rev. Jason Guillame, officiating.

            Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

            Memorials may be directed to the Milan Methodist Church, U.S. Route 220, Milan, Pa. 18831 or Guthrie Hospice, which was of great service and comfort to the family, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848 or the charity of one’s choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William N. Allford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Milan, Bradford Co., PA.

 

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WILLIAM V. “JEFF” ALFORD

 

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES

Beaver, Beaver Co., PA—6 June 2011

 

            William V. Jeff Alford, went home to be with the Lord on June 4, 2011, surrounded by his family.

            He was born June 25, 1924 to the late Clifford and Mary Lee Alford. He worked in the Hot Finish Dept. of Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill, and was a retiree of Bricklayers Union #7. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, where he set thee cornerstone of the church. Also, a member of Brighton Pioneer Lodge #219, Progressive Lodge #10, American Legion Post 19 of New Brighton, and was a World War II veteran, which he was discharged as a Quarter Master Sergeant. Jeff was an avid sports fan. He loved shooting pool and keeping up with current events. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Alford; a daughter, Joyce Pope; granddaughters, Tonya and Brandy Alford; one sister, Lelawill Googler, and two brothers, David and Thomas Alford.

Surviving are his sons, Clifford (Janice) Alford and Jeffrey (Terry) Alford, all of Beaver Falls; seven grandchildren, Joycelyn McBride, NY, Shelnita (James) Carter, Nichole Alford, VA, Roberta Pope, Danielle (Willy) Smith, VA, Angela Alford and Clifford Alford, Jr; greatgrandchildren, Shakier Carter, Nia Clasablanca, Paige Davis, Joshua and Jeremy Carter and Jiana Smith; one great-great granddaughter, Anisa Alford; three sisters, Arnelle Bryant, Stella McMillion and Delores White; one brother, Linwood Alford; one sister-in-law, Sandra Alford; one surviving aunt, Ella Richardson; a special friend, Eileen Lott George; a special nephew, Franklin McMillion, and a host of nieces and nephews.

            The family would like to thank Mother of Theresa Hospice for all their loving care.

            Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Tabernacle Church, Beaver Falls, where a service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. by the Reverend Dwight Banks. Interment will take place in Sylvania Hills Mausoleum.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to the Leavell Funeral Home, George T. Wise, Funeral Director-Supervisor, 721 Seventh St., Beaver Falls.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William V. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Thomas D. “T.C.” Alford and Lelawill T. Alford Coogler in this compilation.

 

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WILLIE C. ALFORD

 

Photo from gravestone

 

MORNING CALL

Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA—8 May 1999

 

            Willie C. Alford, 77, of Easton, died Wednesday, May 5, in Easton Hospital. He was the husband of the late Lillie Mae Alford. He worked for Taylor-Horton, High Bridge, N.J., for many years before retiring. Born in Cuthsbert, Ga., he was a son of the late Emmett and Willie Alford. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

            Survivors: Daughters, Dorothy Kelley, Olivia Greenfield, Gladys Harris, Diane and Connie, all of Easton, Judy Kelley and Yolanda Atwood, both of Bethlehem, and Marjorie Allen of Cuthsbert; brothers, Emmett Alford, Clarence Alford, James Alford and Ovalee Grady, all of Easton, 26 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Willie Alford.

            Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Shiloh Baptist Church, Easton.... Arrangements, Jesse Johnson Funeral Home, Allentown.

 

Photos from Hays Cemetery, Easton, Northampton Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Hrazanek (under the Creative Commons Attribution License cc-by-2.5)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willie C. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 25 Aug 1921, last residence Easton, Northampton Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his brother Clarence Alford Sr. in this compilation.

 

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WILMA J. ALFORD COLE

 

OBSERVER-REPORTER

Washington, Washington Co., PA—20 September 2005

 

            Wilma J. Alford Cole, 69, of Canonsburg, died Sunday, September 18, 2005, in Donnell House, Washington.

            She was born March 4, 1936, in Strabane, a daughter of Efriam and Dorothy Knapper Alford.

            Mrs. Cole was lifelong resident of Canonsburg, where she was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

            Surviving are four sons, John Knapper and James Cole, both of Canonsburg, Charles Cole of Fairmont, W.Va., and Lester Cole of Steubenville, Ohio; two daughters, Joyce Cole and Eva Bozick and husband Ron, all of Canonsburg; three sisters, Marie Walker of Houston, Velma Barber of Pittsburgh and Linda Ogden of Bristol; 15 grandchildren; and two aunts, Velma Diggs Henderson of Pittsburgh and Nan Walker of Houston.

            Deceased are a sister, Juanita Burns; and an aunt, Barbara Knapper.

            Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, and 10 until 11 a.m., the time of service, Thursday, September 22, in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, with the Rev. Lance B. Whitlock, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Donnell House, 10 Leet Street, Washington, PA 15301. Please leave condolences and additional information is available at www.sollon.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wilma J. Cole (SS# issued in PA), last residence Canonsburg, Washington Co., PA.