- 86 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 23, 1926
- Place of birth:
Cudahy, Wisconsin, United States
- Date of passing: Oct 13, 2012
- Place of passing:
Tucson, Arizona, United States
|Please contribute stories, memories, eulogies, photos, videos, music, etc. as a way to share memories of Al and keep them alive.|
"Happy Birthday, Dad! I hope you are having an awesome celebration in heaven!!
"Still miss you everyday, Dad! Now I have to remember all your advice instead of just asking you. Mom misses you, too!"
"I am dedicating a book to be published next year to the memory of Al."
"See my eulogy for my brother under the tab "stories" above."
"Eulogy for my Dad 2/16/13 This site limits how much you can post, that's why it's broken up in parts.
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Edward and I am Alfred's son."
"-I was the black sheep of the family, not the best student, not the best behaved. I can remember several times when Dad had to drive all the way from Alexandria VA where he worked for the Navy in Crystal City to pick me up at Jr. High school in MD cause I got suspended for something I did, there were no cell phones or pagers back then so if Mom wasn't home, they called Dad.-"
"-He didn't have to say anything I just knew how much trouble I was in because he was there. I argued with my parents a lot as a teenager but they never gave up on me! When I told them I wasn't going to collage they said-"
"-“that's fine then you’ll have to go to work and pay rent to stay here”, which I did and Dad put all the rent money in the bank and it became our down payment when Diane and I bought our home. As I got older we became best friends and called on them often for help and advice as the years went by.Looking back at my life with my father, I wanted for nothing.-"
"-Dad was always there for me and my sisters in body, mind and spirit, his example showed us what it was like to be a good father, husband and friend, that it was ok for a man to love and show affection for his children, and to be a loving husband. The song “Everything I own” by David Gates of Bread says...“You sheltered me from harm, kept me warm,-"
"-kept me warm. You gave my life to me, Set me free, set me free. The finest years I ever knew, Were all the years I had with you...”I can't sing it because I couldn’t get thru it without breaking down, but please when you get home do a you-tube search for it, with the lyrics, so you can read along while listening, it's a really good song about my Dad and how I feel-"
"Dad was a great provider, we never went without. There was always a car to drive, money for collage and every year a vacation We went camping on both coasts, from the Borrego Desert to Assateague Island, then we tried Crow's nest lodge
and liked that so much we built a cabin in the Virginia mountains and finally a condo at Ocean City."
"-I can't talk about my Dad without mentioning Mom. They were always together, they were one. When the cousins were little they had a word for them, Grannypoppop, no “and” just Grannypoppop!-"
"-They taught us what a marriage should be, a lot about hard work, love for friends and family, appreciation for the outdoors and respect for others, if we were playing in the back yard and making too much noise he'd come out and tell us “Your-"
"Your bothering the neighbors” I never heard them complain so until I was an adult I didn't know what he meant, now when I hear my neighbors kids screaming and yelling, I wish he lived next-door. I will miss my father more than I can say. I am glad for all the time we had together. I will never forget him. His memory will live on in all of us."
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