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Alfred F. Gronning

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WHITE CREEK, N.Y. -- Alfred F. Gronning, 88, a resident of White Creek, died Feb. 1, 2004 at the Hoosick Falls Health Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Gronning was born on July 8, 1915 in Bayonne, N.J. He was the son of the late Albert and Mary (Smith) Gronning. He attended Rutgers University following high school. He had worked for Alcoa, the Aluminum Company of America, before and during World War II.

He continued to work for Alcoa after the war in their sales division, he remained with the company until 1975. When he retired he moved from Pittsburgh, Pa. area to White Creek. He had been active with the Boy Scouts of America movement and a life member of the Whitehead Lodge F&AM in Cliffside Park, N.J. Following his retirement from Alcoa he worked for a few years at the H.M. Tuttle Co. in Bennington, Vt. He enjoyed playing golf, walking, communing with nature and spending time with his family.

He leaves a son, Norman D. Gronning, and loving daughter-in-law, Mary M. Gronning of Shaftsbury, Vt.; a loving daughter and son-in-law Dale and John Jahant of Chicago; his grandchildren, Erik K. Gronning of Portsmouth, N.H., Dr. Bonnie Fraser of Syracuse, and Stacey Hildebrandt of Beaver Dam, Wis.; and several great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Agnes Gronning in 1991 and a brother Norman in 2000.

The family will receive friends at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 5-7 p.m.

Memorial gifts may be made in his memory to either Hoosick Falls Health Center, Center for Living and Rehabilitation, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center or Bennington Rescue Squad in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 3, 2004
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