Gilbert K. Alford Jr.
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Alford, Gilbert K. Jr. Tues., Aug. 20, 2013. Beloved husband of 69 yrs. to Mary Newkirk Alford; loving father and grandfather. Services: Private Services were held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Aug. 25, 2013.
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September 9, 2013
Dear Mary,
we are very sorry to hear of Gil's passing. He was such a wonderful person and we enjoyed eing with him at many Alford reunions. Please accept our deepest condolences. You and family are in our hearts and prayers.
Love , Charles & Joan Alford
Charles Alford
September 1, 2013
I have lost a true friend! I worked for and with Gil from 1966 until his retirement and have been in touch every since. He will be sadly missed
Don Johnson
August 29, 2013
John and I were saddened to hear of Gil's passing. He was a completely unique individual with the vision to form AAFA, and we have all benefited so much from all he did for us. It has been s a privilege to have the opportunity to meet and know Gil and you, too, Mary. We will certainly miss him, but just think of all the fun he is having now meeting all those dead Alfords in heaven!
Kathryn Schultz
August 29, 2013
We have all lost a 'treasure' but your grief is much deeper. I am so glad I got the chance to meet Gil. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
JoLynn Long
JoLynn Long
August 28, 2013
I sometimes worked for Gil over at the Federal Center on Goodfellow. He was quite a guy. You and your family have my deepest sympathies. He will surely be missed.
Carolyn Foushee
August 28, 2013
To Mary and the girls, as I have heard Gil say. Gil will be missed in many ways by many people. His family, who were his love and support, his friends, who loved him and appreciated his kindness, and the Alford Clan who appreciated what he did for them in opening their eyes and hearts to Alford research. You and Gil will be in my prayers. May God give you comfort and peace.
Evelyn Mistich
August 28, 2013
Mary, I didn't want to open this email. Gil, your husband has been a gift to this world. God blesses so many people through his work. I will miss him greatly. May God bless you. Mildred Penton Richbourg
Mildred Penton Richbourg
August 27, 2013
My family and I want to send our condolences on the passing of Gil. Our prayers will be with you. May God help heal your family
Hope Parrish
August 27, 2013
From one Alford to another, you will be missed dearly. May your hard work and enthusiasm continue to flourish among other relatives. Prayers to your family during this difficult time. We will remember you at the upcoming Alford reunion in Raleigh. R.I.P.
Sherry Handfinger
August 27, 2013
I always felt comfortable around Gil. Gil--a true Gentleman.
Frieda Peachey
August 27, 2013
Gil a man I never met but have admired his work on the Alford line. He has helped each and every Alford interested in this huge family.
Mary Alford Gay
August 27, 2013
I met Gil years ago and he too helped us with the Alford line. Such a caring man who made the effort to stay in touch and keep us in the Alford loop.
He made everyone feel included and important. Thank you God for putting him in our path and may he rest in your arms today and forever.
Irene Jacobi
August 27, 2013
A tremendous loss for all of us reseachers and his extended community. Thank you Gil for opening doors~
Patricia Alford
August 27, 2013
Mary, I was so sorry to hear of Gil's passing. He was a fine man and I am glad to have known him. I wish you the best in the future, for I know it will be hard. I have really enjoyed your and Gil's company at the reunions.
Roy Alford
Roy Alford
August 27, 2013
Our condolences Gil's family. Though he and I never met in person, we enjoyed several years of email communication through which, he mentored and helped me. Gill was a good friend, and we will miss him. God bless his family... j
James W Johnson
August 27, 2013
Many thanks to Gil for his efforts with Alford family history. His contribution is a great legacy.
Michele Brooks
August 26, 2013
We send you our sympathy on Gil's passing. May God bless him, you and all yours. Love to all Jean was a grand-daughter of Virginia Blanche (Alford) Sanders, and a great-grand=daughter of Dr. Granville C. Alford.
Jean & Tom Donnelly
August 26, 2013

Thanks for your untiring dedication, devotion and love. We know God already
has you in charge of getting the entire eternal Alford clan together!
Paul and Jean Alford
August 26, 2013
Mary & Family,
Thinking of you all. It was a pleasure to have known Gil.He leaves a wonderful legacy. Mary & Nolan David Alford
August 26, 2013
Mary and family, Sorry to hear about the passing of Gil. His spirit will live on through our memories. Thanks for sharing your best friend with us in his passion for researching the Alford line. Never forgotten and I will meet him in heaven!
Bobbie Alford Stuck
August 26, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss. I really appreciate all the work Gil did for the Alford name. He will be greatly missed. Margie Brown, West Monroe, LA.
August 26, 2013
Thank you for sharing Gil with all of the rest of us.(The Alford clan). His work is appreciated. Prayers will be with you.
Linda Lou "Alford" Flack
August 26, 2013
Gil, thanks for helping me learn more about my ancestry.
Wendell Meggs
August 26, 2013
Thankyou for keeping the name Alford alive allowing those far away to have contact with relatives previously unknown. R.I.P. J Haselton, Australia
Judith Haselton[Alford]
August 26, 2013
This is a tremendous loss to the entire Alford family. I considered him a friend and will miss him dearly. We need many more like him and now we have lost him. God bless his entire family.
John A. Rogers
August 26, 2013
I want to say how sorry I was to hear of Gil's passing. I corresponded with him on the Alford any number of times from 1982 to the present. What a great loss to you and the Alford Association.
Deena Cross
August 26, 2013
Your work on AAFA will live on and you will be missed.
Philip Alford
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