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Alan Frederick Lafley

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Lafley, Alan F.
Aug. 26, 1922 - Feb. 17, 2014
Alan Frederick Lafley, 91, of Sarasota, FL passed away on Monday, February 17th.
He was born to the late Alan George Lafley and Clara Petersen August 26, 1922 in Stamford, Connecticut.
Alan graduated from Keene High School in 1939 where he was President of his Senior class. After attending Clarkson University and Harvard Business School, he enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served as a navigator on B-24 bombers in the South Pacific.
After World War II, Alan married the late Kathryn Margaret Irwin in March 1946 in Keene, NH. Alan graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration with Highest Honors from Clarkson University in October 1946. He received his M.B.A. with Distinction from the University of Michigan in 1948.
Alan had a long and successful career with the General Electric Company and the Chase Manhattan Bank, where he served as Executive Vice President and Director.
Alan, Kathryn and family lived in Schenectady, NY; Chicago, IL and Cincinnati, OH before settling into a New York City apartment and buying a home in New Castle, NH in the 1970s. After Kathryn passed away, Alan moved to Sarasota, FL.
Alan, in his own way, was determined to do his duty to his family and to the country and companies he served. Alan started each day by reading the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He was a rare baseball fan who switched his allegiance from the Boston Red Sox as a boy to the New York Yankees in mid-age and then back to the Boston Red Sox! He enjoyed a good dinner out with family and friends and thought no meal was complete without a delicious dish of ice cream.
Alan is survived by his four children: Pat and Clyde Haas of South Berwick, ME; JoAnne Lafley of Denver, CO; Nora and Barry Macey of Indianapolis, IN and A.G. Lafley and Diana Shaheen of Sarasota, FL. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren Matt and Anne Haas, Bryan Lange, Jeff and Ned Macey, and Patrick and Alex Lafley, as well as nine great-grandchildren.
A private family memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the (www.alz.org).

Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2014
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