Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels

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Alf Nilsen

December 3, 1950July 25, 2020

Alf Nilsen, age 69, of Monroe Township, New Jersey passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020. He was born December 3, 1950 in Bergen, Norway to Olaf and Doris (née Larsen) Nilsen.

Mr. Nilsen was preceded in death by his brother Erik Nilsen and his brother-in-law Bill Mackie.

Alf is survived by his wife Gloria; son Michael Nilsen (Kerry) of Salt Lake City, Utah; son Adam Nilsen (Ann) of Portland, Oregon; and sister Ann Mackie.

A private funeral service will be held at Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, 44 Wilson Avenue, Manalapan, New Jersey 07726 immediately followed by a burial at Beth Israel Cemetery, 1098 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Alf's memory may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10065 (www.mskcc.org) and the Jewish National Fund - Trees for Israel (https://usa.jnf.org/jnf-tree-planting-center).

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.bloomfieldcoopermanalapan.com for the Nilsen family.


  • Gloria Nilsen, Wife
  • Michael Nilsen (Kerry), Son
  • Adam Nilsen (Ann), Son
  • Ann Mackie, Sister

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Harvey Stoller

August 3, 2020

Alf was a kind and fun person. His love for his wife Gloria was so apparent. We will miss him and hope he’s dancing and watching over his Family.

Jay Edelman

July 31, 2020

Alf was my first SPIN instructor at NYSC in EB. We developed a great relationship during class. He would ask the class for a “whoopee!” and I would “boo”. Gloria would always laugh. That led to my wife Karen, who was also in class, to speaking with Alf and Gloria after classes.
We were fortunate to go out to dinner with the Nilsen’s on a few occasions and had great times!
I was shocked to hear of Alf’s passing and deeply saddened. I missed him when he retired from SPIN teaching and will miss not being able to go out again. Rest easy my friend and thank you for pushing me in class.

Kristin & Cesar Dominguez

July 31, 2020

Although we didn't get to see them very often, we always loved seeing what Gloria and Alf were up to on Facebook. Even though we already knew how much they loved each other from seeing them together in person, the photos from trips and dance performances really showed us that they were not only husband and wife, but also great friends who truly enjoyed spending time together. Their relationship is a wonderful example for their children and everyone who knew them.

We always looked forward to spending time with Alf and the Nilsen family for there was sure to be lots of laughter involved. After meeting Alf for the first time, was immediately apparent where Mike got so many of the qualities Kerry loved about him. We often joked that Mike was "Alf Jr." The similarities between the two are a blessing that will ensure Alf's memory lives on.

Rockeal Cornelius

July 29, 2020

My heart thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope you find peace and comfort in the memories left behind.
It's been a pleasure working with Alf over the last several years at Chromcraft. He was one of a kind and will be deeply missed.

Bob & Carol Eid

July 27, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to Gloria, Mike, Adam and the Nilsen family. We will always think of Alf as such a warm, fun loving guy and enjoyed being in his and Gloria's company. We are blessed to have Mike as our son-in-law. We wish we could be with you at this time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.


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