NORMANDIA--Alphonse, (1928-2013), 85, of Glen Cove, NY and previously NYC, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday morning, December 2. He is survived by children Lynne, Karen, Camille, Paul and Mary; granddaughter Phoebe; siblings Robert and Caroline Dodaro and many nieces and nephews. A beloved father, friend and member of the BBDO community, Alphonse worked in the BBDO Art Department for 59 years, collaborating with many of the agency's major clients. A graduate of Cooper Union, Alphonse was one of the original designers of the TV storyboard. He was also the illustrator for BBDO's alumni newsletter, "The Pink Sheet," for 30+ years. Alphonse was best known for his unique ability to make people laugh. He is the subject of a blog created by longtime friend Tom Villante, called "Me and Alphonse," which has been shared among hundreds of fans for years. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson's Foundation in Alphonse's memory would be appreciated. A life celebration for Alphonse will be held in NYC in Spring 2014. Alphonse will forever be a member of the BBDO "Hall of Fame." A bronze bust was made in his honor and all are encouraged to rub his nose for good luck. Rest in peace, Alphonse. Your loving friends at BBDO.
Published in New York Times on Dec. 4, 2013.