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Charles Joseph Alfano

October 7, 1951November 17, 2020

Charles Joseph Alfano was born Oct. 7, 1951 to Marie and Sam Alfano in Birmingham, AL where he was a lifetime resident. He passed away Nov. 17, 2020 at Grandview Medical Center. He was a graduate of John Carroll High School and attended the University of Montevallo. Charles served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for several years. He worked at Bar 31 and Oasis where he had many friends. He was an avid Alabama football and basketball fan. Charles is survived by his sister Anne Alfano of Hoover, AL along with his uncle Jim Alfano and his aunt Pat Rogato and many cousins and friends. A private graveside service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM. Information concerning viewing the graveside service online can be seen at www.ridoutsvalleychapel.com. In lieu of flowers the family suggest that donations be made to any no kill animal shelter or UNICEF.

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Faith Willis

December 2, 2020

Sweet Charlie,
You are already so missed on Montreat Way! It is hard to imagine our little community without our neighborhood Santa coming out with knick knacks for everyone. I will treasure the items you gave me because they reminded you of me. "Faith, I found these tall Yankees socks I've never opened & I know you like to wear socks that stick out of your boots when you hike!" Remembering the way your stories of "younger" Charlie would make me laugh will always bring me joy! May we never forget the massive stick you pulled out of your truck to fend off "the crazies" :)
Rest well friend!

Julie Kotlowski

November 24, 2020

Charlie was a beloved member of our Montreat cul-de-sac neighborhood. Although I knew Charlie and spoke to him often over the years as neighbors, we became much closer friends this year during our social distancing happy hours outdoors in our cul-de-sac. Charlie was a joy to be with and he entertained us all with his favorite stories of his childhood, high school, and most of all his beloved Montevallo days. His fun story telling painted a vivid picture so that we felt like we were right there with him and his college brothers. Charlie gave some of our happy hour group small gifts during our gatherings that he hand picked for each person from his closet stash, He gave me a beautiful faux pearl and rhinestone bracelet that is exactly the kind of thing I love. It is an example of what a thoughtful loving person he was and how much he cared about all of us just as we all cared about him. I will always treasure that bracelet and all the moments that I spent with Charlie. I loved Charlie and I miss him.

Lynn Wooldridge

November 24, 2020

I don't believe that I ever saw Charlie when he didn't have a smile on his face, a twinkle in his eyes and heard his joy-filled laughter. What a lovely, happy and gentle soul. I am know that God gladly welcomed that smile and gentle spirit into heaven! With great love and wonderful memories - Lynn

Tim Holcombe

November 23, 2020

Rest In Peace, my friend and brother. I’ll always remember your infectious laugh and smile from our Montevallo days. You were a genuine friend and brother .

Gary Wayne Bradford

November 23, 2020

Well, what can I say, Charlie. We had an absolute blast while we were in our old fraternity house on Vine Street in Montevallo, and I still remember you dancing with that great big smile on your face. What a great time we all had - and for me, those years were the best time I have ever had in my life. You were a great Delta Chi brother, and we all loved you like you were a real brother. I saw you several times at Bar31 last spring, and you always had that great smile on your face. So, rest in peace, my brother, we will all be reunited again.

Richard Shunnarah

November 22, 2020

Rest in peace my friend

Priscilla and Ed Graven

November 20, 2020

Charlie was such a great guy. He was fun to be with, kind and smart. When we would see Charlie he always was a pleasure. He was a real people person and so funny. He sure will be missed by his family and friends.

Jean Taylor

November 19, 2020

Charlie was a 30 year friend and neighbor. A very kind soul who made us laugh when we gathered. He was full of many stories and kept us positive during these trouble times by bringing small gifts he collected along the way just to keep a smile on our face. I will miss my friend but also know he is at peace and pain free. My prayers to the Family. I will Celebrate his Homecoming.

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