Alfred John Senger, 89, died Sunday, June 13, 2021 after a brief illness. He was born on January 23, 1932, in Millcreek, to the late Macarius Senger and Bertha Mary Pfeffer Senger.
He was a graduate of Millcreek High School. Alfred served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the end of the Korean War. Stationed in Furth, Germany, he walked more miles in the infantry than he could count.
He retired from Carlisle Engineered Products after 43 years of work in plastics manufacturing at the same plant. (He outlasted several previous companies at the same location.) After retirement, he started a new career at the U.S. Postal Service in Girard, where he worked as a custodian for 15 years.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 63 years, Marianne Babbitt Senger; daughters Mary Beth Anthony; Melinda Carole Pazun and her husband, Jim; Nancy Edith Senger Irwin and her husband, Jason; grandchildren, Sarah Weimer and her husband, Curtis; Steven Anthony, Hunter Pazun; and Paige, Peyton and Piper Irwin; and great grandchildren, Anna and Elsie Weimer.
Alfred was preceded in death by his brothers Macarius and Wilbur, his sister Frances, and son in-law Lee Anthony.
Al, as he was known to family and friends, was a quiet guy. Surrounded by three daughters and his wife, he didn’t have much room to talk. He was handsome and silly. Gentle and kind. Inventive and frugal. Honest and a hard worker. He was a good man and always provided for his family. He loved going for walks - especially if they involved picking up recyclables, and he had a green thumb like no other. He was a long-suffering fan of the Cleveland Browns, and a lifelong Cleveland Indians fan. He collected model airplanes and helicopters and loved flying them. In later years, he loved going to Community Park in Lake City with his wife, enjoying the view from a bench honoring their 60th wedding anniversary.
Al loved his family immensely, and they knew it.
He was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Girard, where he served as an elder, head usher and member of the Building & Grounds Committee.
The family would like to thank the caretakers at Interim Hospice, especially Jessica, Kat, Meg, Lynn and April.
Friends may call Friday from 10 a.m.-noon at the First Presbyterian Church of Girard, 260 Main St. East, Girard. A service will follow there, with the Rev. Nicola Vitiello officiating. Burial will be at Girard Cemetery.
To celebrate Al’s life, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Girard or Interim Hospice of Northwest PA, 2633 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505.
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First Presbyterian Church of Girard
260 Main Street East, Girard PA 16417
Interim Hospice of Northwestern PA
2633 West 8th Street, Erie PA 16505