|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1922|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 1991|
Berks Co., PA
_____ December 1991
James A. Alford, 69, widower of Betty (Kenderdine) Seyfert-Alford, of Birdsboro [Berks Co.] RD 3, died Friday 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.
James Luther Alford (1898 - 1949)
Frieda Holzmuller Storck (1902 - 1987)
Wilda Mae Rogers Harmon (1925 - 2011)*
James Arthur Alford (1922 - 1991)
Thelma Frieda Alford Harman (1923 - 2003)*
Highland Memorial Park
Created by: Pamela Thompson
Record added: Jul 29, 2011
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