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William Albert Alfano Jr
June 14, 1931-Dec. 1, 2018
Woodside, California

Submitted by William Alfano III
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On Saturday, December 1st, 2018 William Albert Alfano Jr passed from this life, he was 87 years old. He was born on June 14th, 1931 in Paterson, New Jersey. He was the only child of William and Jeanette Alfano. He graduated from Barringer High School in 1948. He attended The University of New Mexico where he met his future wife, the former Marilouise Mayer who preceded him in death in 2007. They would be married for almost 55 years and raise four children.

After graduating from the University of New Mexico in January, 1953 he served as a Navel officer for three years. After leaving the Navy he attended graduate school at California State University at San Diego, where he received a Masters of Science degree in Physics. After working as an Engineer for several companies he joined Granger Associates in Palo Alto in 1960. He would rise at Granger to become Vice President and head of the antenna division in 1968. He left Granger in 1970 and joined ITT Jennings, where he would become manager of Export Marketing; he retired from Jennings in 1996.

His four children survive him, William A. Alfano III, Richard C. Alfano, Helen Vickers, and Mary Hull. Ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive him. A fifth child Edward Stanley Alfano preceded both him and his wife in death in 1966.

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He was laid to rest at Skylawn Cemetery in San Mateo on December 10th.
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The Family request that Donations be made in William's name to the Alzheimer's association at

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