Obituary of Alfred Post
Alfred Post, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and all around lucky guy, died in his sleep this morning on June 1, 2017, at age 94. He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and heart failure for some time. Yet in spite of a diminishing capacity over many years, he continued to find every opportunity to find joy in the smallest things – and of course, in his wife and in his wonderful family. He continued to especially consider and appreciate his great good fortune whether in his family, his friends, his work and in his retirement. Even with his illness, he continued to always inquire whether Bea, his adored wife of 72 years, was OK, and how and what his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were up to.
Mostly he wanted to know that everything was fine. Al grew up in the Bronx, was a graduate of DeWitt Clinton High School, where he gathered a group of life-long fraternity friends, and then attended NYU where he met Bea. He served in the Army – stationed in Hawaii teaching radar– during World War II, and then went into his father-in-law’s textile trimmings business in New York, which he led for many years. While working, he also went to back to NYU at night on the GI bill and graduated with a degree in commerce. After he retired, he and his wife traveled extensively, he took up photography, and joined the IRP program at The New School where he took courses and discovered a love of bridge.
Family and friends meant the most to him and he would be the first to tell you that luck was everything in life. He was indeed lucky in his life and fortunate to love so much and to be loved so much.
He is survived by his wife Beatrice, his children Glenn and Jennifer, son- and daughter-in-law, Max and May, his grandchildren May Mon, Soe Lin, Noah and Eric and his great grandchildren Luna, Solara, Jacob, River and Emma.