• Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home
    Anoka, MN
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Dr. Richard Elliott Yitchak Alper, Ph.D., MD, A.O.A. 1933 - 2011
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Dr. Alper, you will be missed by your friends in the Mercedes-Benz Club of America - Twin Cities Section. Thank you for all your comradeship.
Our sympathies to your family.
Representing your club,
Friday, August 12, 2011
Blessings Gretchen. I'm hoping you take the time to both grieve for your loss and rejoice in Dick's life & love. Dave - Bethel University Nursing
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Dear Gretchen and family, we are so sad to hear of Dick's passing. We will miss seeing him ride by with Tony in his lap and always smiling. May God comfort you during this difficult time. The Timo Family
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Grecthen, James,and Jessica so sorry to hear of your loss of Dr. Alper,He was such a caring and nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Beth Anderson
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
I am sorry to hear of Dr Alpers passing. God is with him and watching over his family. I enjoyed working with him. Gods Peace to you
Monday, August 08, 2011
Dear Gretchen & Family~
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult yet peaceful time as Dr.Alper is no longer suffering. He will be missed but always remembered for being a very caring kind soul. I was fortunate to have known and worked with him @ AMRTC. May God bring you comfort & peace. Keep in touch.
Love, Kelly
Monday, August 08, 2011
I was so sorry to hear of Dr. Alpers passing. My sympathies to Grethen, James, Jessica and all his family. I always had the utmost respect for Dr. Alper . He was always so kind and affable to all those he worked with and of course those he treated. It was easy to see he was genuine and incapable of putting on airs. I'll always remember him as the kindhearted doctor with the big smile wearing the suspenders! Rest in peace Doctor Alper...you've earned it! Great job!
Monday, August 08, 2011
May God bless you and your family during this time and always.
Monday, August 08, 2011
Dear Gretchen and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories be a source of comfort to you all.

Dianne and Doug Herman
Monday, August 08, 2011
Dear Gretchen, I am sorry to hear of Dick's death. I always enjoyed Dick, his humor, his wisdom, his presence. My heart felt condolences to you and your family.
Duane Nelson
Monday, August 08, 2011
Dear Gretchen and family,
I greatly appreciated all the work that Dr. Alper did to help set up the Correctional Health program at Anoka County. I could always count on him to conduct clinics in spite of some of the trials that he went through. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many.
Mary Nelson
Monday, August 08, 2011
Dear Gretchen and family, I am so sad for the loss of Richard.

To carry on with a heart full of memories is to be wholly and lovingly human...
Sending warm caring thoughts.

WithDeepest Sympathy
Monday, August 08, 2011
I had the privledge of working with Dr. Alper. He was an extrordinary man with piercing intellegence and wit, yet unassuming and respectful. He was a consummate professional who loved the practice of medicine and persevered during the most trying times with courage and dignity. I feel blessed to have had him as a friend.
Monday, August 08, 2011
Dear Gretchen, so sorry for you loss saw the pictures and was reminded of the contribution both of you made to my growth as a medical provider and professional. it was good to see both of your smiling faces and remember, Bless you now and during your grief journey
Monday, August 08, 2011
Dear Gretchen and family we read with sadness that you have lost Dick. We always enjoyed our brief, but friendly meetings with him. We will be thinking of you and may your memories of a wonderful man carry you through the days ahead.
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Dear James and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Ben shared with us about the loss of your father. May God watch over you and your family at this difficult time. We will be praying for you all.
Lance and Shirley Selzer
Sunday, August 07, 2011
I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May all your memories carry you through this time of sadness. I will remember Dick and the good times we all had on Cronin II. If you ever need me, I'm here for you.
Sunday, August 07, 2011
When someone you LOVE becomes a memory, the memory becomes a " TREASURE" Dr. Alper has left us all with Many "TREASURES " !! Sent with Love and rememrance......
With heartfelt Condolences to all who knew and Loved him,
Sonie Johnson
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Gretchen and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss all our lunches at Carol's with Doc Alper.
He was a very kind and gemtle man and it was a pleasrue to work with him at both the state and county.
Chris Pace
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Gretchen and family: I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope that in this most difficult time you are able to find peace and comfort as you say your final good-byes, knowing that "Doc Alper is in God's presence, illuminated and warmed by His love. I was blessed to know and work with him.
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