alfredbrownell
Greece: Wednesday October 1, 2014. Predeceased by his former wife Lillian; granddaughter, Miranda Hertz; brother-in-law, Herbert Gallipeau. Survived by his soulmate and loving wife, Evelyn Brownell; children, Lorinda (Joseph) Hertz, Donna L. Coppernall; step-children, Natalie Vallone and James C. Vallone; 5 grandchildren, Brandon (Priscilla), Brittany, Jamie, Jeremy and Jeffrey 6 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Aubrey, Lillana, Brianna, Richard and Aiden; sister, Arlene B. Gallipeau; brother-in-law, George C. (Raywin) Clarke; sister-in-law, Debra (Ray) Heigle; many nieces, nephews, loving family and dear friends. Alfred was a veteran of the United States Army, served our country in WWII and was past adjutant General of the American Legion Greece Post 468. He was a graduate of University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy. Alfred began his career at Genesee Hospital where he became the director of Pharmacy and continued his practice at Park Avenue/Park Ridge Hospital where he later retired. He created new programs that are ongoing today; he outlined the modified unit dose system and expanded prescription service to many areas of the hospital. His new pharmacy represented an effort to create facilities in keeping with the quality of care provided by the people at the hospital. In his spare time he loved spending time with his family and enjoyed wood-working He was a true gentleman to all who knew him and will be deeply missed. Alfred's visitation will be held Sunday, October 5, 2014 1 PM – 4 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Service will be celebrated Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of the Funeral Home. Full Military Honors will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross or a Charity of one's choice in Alfred's memory. For more information and to sign Alfred's online guestbook, please visit www.MeesonFamily.com

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  1. I would like to express my condolenses for your loss. I worked with Al at St. Mary’s Hospital in the early 70’s and rememeber him as a wonderful man. Odetha (Odessa) Sparkman and I used to joke around with him; loved his sense of humor. For some reason, I remember him telling us how he cooked a ham. At that time, men didn’t usually do any cooking and we were just enthralled with his accomplishment.
    I left St. Mary’s in 72 to have my daughter. When Al was preparing for his directorship at Park Ridge, he called me at home to ask me to be his new secretary. I turned him down as I wanted to remain a stay-at-home mom but I was very flattered by his request. He was a special man and you were lucky to have him.
    Odessa is now living in Texas but I am sure she would like to express her condolenses for your loss also.

  2. I would like to express my condolenses for your loss. I worked with Al at St. Mary’s Hospital in the early 70’s and rememeber him as a wonderful man. Odetha (Odessa) Sparkman and I used to joke around with him; loved his sense of humor. For some reason, I remember him telling us how he cooked a ham. At that time, men didn’t usually do any cooking and we were just enthralled with his accomplishment.
    I left St. Mary’s in 72 to have my daughter. When Al was preparing for his directorship at Park Ridge, he called me at home to ask me to be his new secretary. I turned him down as I wanted to remain a stay-at-home mom but I was very flattered by his request. He was a special man and you were lucky to have him.
    Odessa is now living in Texas but I am sure she would like to express her condolenses for your loss also.

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