Alfred Mabey Cmdr USN (Ret)
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Jul. 1, 1918 - Feb. 8, 2013
Saratoga 46 years
Passed away peacefully after fighting a brief illness.
Survived by his greatest love of 68 years, his wife Rita, and his children.
Born and raised in Berkeley, CA. Eagle Scout Troop 24. Berkeley High '36, National Sea Scout Flagship SSS "Sea Hawk" 1938.
San Francisco State until the war. Naval commission 1942. Flying the PMB Marlin patrol bomber seaplane. MIT and Monterey Naval Post Graduate School. Stayed in the Navy for 25 years. Flying the JRM-12 Martin Mars out of Alameda NAS (now used as fire fighting planes in Canada). Navigator on the USS Hornet CVS-12 (now at Alameda) 1958-59. Operations Officer Moffett Field NAS 1962-66.
Executive Director of Easter Seal Society Santa Clara County after naval retirement. Owner of Ranchland Saddlery in San Jose. 1993 Endowment Fellow of Rotary International San Jose Chapter. All around good guy whose actions spoke louder than his words. But when he did speak, he was the funniest in the room. He will be missed.
Private services. Please no flowers. Any donations in his name to The United States Navy Memorial www.navymemorial.org.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Mar. 8, 2013