Joseph J. Alston, 68, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Norwalk Hospital after a brief illness. He was a long time resident of Norwalk. He was born in Beaufort, South Carolina on October 14, 1942 to Jeremiah Alston and Sadie Mae Ford.
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He is survived by two daughters Jorena Alston-Collazo of Florida and Phyllis Alston Jr. of Stamford. He is survived by four grandchildren; Whitney Crummer, Peter Deering, Jessica Montgomery, James Joshua Dupree. He is survived by one sister Jerry Crenshaw of Stratford and one brother James Alston of Stratford. He is survived by one nephew Gregory Alston of Norwalk, CT and two nieces Karen James of Port Chester, NY and Kyla Evans of Stamford CT, and a host of their relatives. He was predeceased by his brother Julius Alston of Stamford, CT.
Mr. Alston graduated from Robert Smalls High School in 1961 in Beaufort, South Carolina. After serving in Vietnam, Mr. Alston worked for Polycast in Stamford, CT. He served as a Special Police Officer with the Stamford Police Department. He worked as a brick mason and assisted in the construction of Cloonan Middle School. He was employed as a Head Custodian in Stamford up until his death.
A memorial service will be held Monday April 18th, 11am at the Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 29 Grove Street, Stamford CT 06901. Condolences may be offered at www.leopgallagherstamford.com
Published in The Hour on Apr. 15, 2011