Atlanta, Georgia

1934 - 2018


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THRUSTON, Jr., Alfred The Thruston Family would like to raise a glass (a martini, naturally) to celebrate the life of Alfred Dorrah Thruston, Jr. Al led a truly blessed life and in his own words, he was "the King of the World." After a life filled with adventure and love, he passed away...

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I Am very sorry for your lost please find strength in the Almighty God.

Condolences to the family and friends. Losing a loved one is difficult. I found that relying on the hearer of prayers helps me immensely. He gives me the power beyond what is normal to go from one day to the next. If you turn to Him in prayer, He can do the same for you.

Dear Pat, Goddaughter Laura, Jeffrey, Kim, and Sara:

Words are never enough to comfort others
those we care about and love leave us. But, in the case of Al, I am sure he would say.."forget about all that, and let's have a party!"

Al has been one of my best friends for
a long time, and it was my great honor to have been his best man when he married you, "awesome" Pat (as he used to say), a joining that had to be ordained by heaven. Then, I...

My first memory of my coworker,Al,is of our water-sampling trip in a canoe down the Coosa River in North Georgia in the late 1960's, soon after we joined the EPA. I enjoyed interacting with Al at work for the next forty years or so. He was always a pleasurable friend and associate. I send my personal condolences to his good wife, Pat.

Wayne Garrison

Hi Laura, so sorry to hear that Alfred passed. May his soul rest in Paradise.

It was a pleasure to work with Al for many years at the Environmental Protection Agency research lab in Athens. I remember him as a hard-working, kind man who always had a smile on his face and a good word to say. My heartfelt sympathy to his family. Rosemarie Russo

So many good memories of our years together on Forest Heights Drive when Laura & Jeffrey, Louise & Jim, all very young, kept our lives a bit on the wild side. This deep bonding gave us a life-long friendship not weakened by Yount moves to Washington, DC, and Duluth, MN with EPA. There was a great summer week as tourists in DC. Later you all came to visit us in Duluth, Minnesota in the winter! We celebrated with Mint Juleps served outside in the snow with photos to prove it. A show at...

My deepest sympathies.
I enjoyed working with Al at EPA.
We all enjoyed seeing him at our "retirement" breakfasts.
He will be missed.

Pat, I am so sorry to hear of Al's passing. I enjoyed working several years with Al at EPA. My thoughts and prayers are with you