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Alvah H. Chapman Jr.

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December 30, 2008
Dear Chris, Dale and Mrs. C,
Loved you as our neighbor in Bay Point, I respected your father deeply. We were fishing buddies. You never knew who was going to be on the boat when we left the dock! What a great man, father and community leader. I will always remember his sage advice and how he took that 5' eel off my fishing line...we all laughed later but at that moment you have no idea the sight. May he rest in peace, I am sure he and my father are together in a far better place. His mark upon Miami was deeper than what has been reported. God bless, Jimmy, my mother Penny and sister Marina
December 30, 2008
I had the pleasure of working with Alvah as a charter member of the Board of Directors of the Community Partnership for the Homeless and as chair of the Community Outreach Committee. His dedication and commitment to the less fortunate in the greater Miami-Dade Community will certainly be remembered and deeply appreciated. Sincere condolence and prayers to the Chapman family.
December 30, 2008
What a great man, and such a loss to our community.
The greatest legacy that could ever be bestowed upon Mr. Chapman, would be for each of us to embrace a bit of that Alvah Chapman spirit, fortitude, determination and willingness to give to others within us, go out there into the world dedicated to help other human beings and in doing so, remember Alvah Chapman and say...this is because of what I learned from you, Alvah.
My condolences to the whole family on their loss of this wonderful man.

Sharon Graham Watson - First Methodist, Coral Gables
December 29, 2008
If all he did was to lead the efforts to rebuild South Florida after Hurricane Andrew, that alone earns him a place in our history but also the hearts of the men and women of the community he loved, cared for and nobly served. Few with his power -- the catbird's seat of this community -- served as well or as wisely as he did.
December 29, 2008
It was my absolute privilege to work at We Will Rebuild after Hurricane Andrew under Alvah's leadership. His significant contributions to the community are a legacy and a reminder of one of the most giving people I have ever known. Betty and Dale, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 29, 2008
Betty, Chris, Dale, and Chris Dale crew,

While we honor of the passing of a great man, each of us can reflect on our happy times together. The precious memories of our summer vacations in the Bahamas were some of the best times of my life. I was privileged to share them with you.

Surely, God has reserved a special place for Alvah in the kingdom heaven... May I suggest an ocean view.

God bless you.
December 29, 2008
The staff and board at Family Service Centers, Inc. in Clearwater, Florida extend our sympathy to your family, Chris and Bob. We know how much you loved your time with your loving father and send our love to all of you.
December 29, 2008
Being a common man, a very touching part of my memory of Mr. Chapman was when I was hosting a golf tournament to benefit an FIU athletics program. Mr. Chapman walked up to me and said "Hi, I'm Alvah Chapman and who are you?" He took the time to thank me and speak with me for awhile. Years later, several of us from FIU were fortunate enough to go fishing on his boat. A true southern gentleman, a fine human being and a kind soul. God is fortunate to have you there beside him.
December 29, 2008
I was privileged to work with and learn from Alvah at both Knight Ridder and Knight Foundation. His commitment to excellence and integrity in business, journalism and philanthropy and all other aspects of his life was inspirational to all who knew him. He set the standard for devotion to his community, and he lived his Christian faith every day. He was a hero in every sense of the word and I will cherish his memory.
December 29, 2008
My dear Betty, Dale and family.

Deepest sympathy on the death of a great man...a giant in our community.

Alvah will be remembered forever by so many people he touched with his kindness and concern. The world is a better place becauseof his efforts on bihalf of others. Always giving, asking nothing in return.

I am privileged to have had an oppofrtunity to work with him at FIU and other community efforts. He was an outstanding leader, respected and loved by all who worked with him.

When my mother saw someone doing for others, she would say "He will get his crown in heaven". I'm sure there is one of purest golf and jewels awaiting for him there.

With fondes memories....

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