OBITUARY

Gedmin A. "AL" Alekson

March 25, 1928April 14, 2011

Alekson, Gedmin Anthony "Al", with his family by his side "Al" Alekson passed away peacfully on April 14, 2011 in Phoenix, AZ. Born in Detroit, MI on March 25, 1928 to Antanas and Veronica Alekson. He grew up with his sister and lived in Detroit until enlisting with U. S. Air Force, stationed at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona serving from 1948-1952. While serving, "Al" met his bride-to-be Martha Lee Ayer on a blind date in 1951. They were married in 1952 at the Luke Air Force Base Chapel. "Al" was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, who passed away in 2003. He is survived by his sister Elenor and brother-in-law Stanley Roman, his children; Ray and Kathryn Alekson, daughter-in-law Kathleen, grandchildren; Jesse Defer, Maureen, Nathan and Stephen Alekson, granddaughters-in-law Heather Alekson and Elysia Radke, and great-grandchildren; Tyler Doege, Alexa, Cooper, and Kayden Alekson. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 6-8 pm with Rosary at 7pm at A.L. Moore Grimshaw, 710 West Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be held at Saints Simon and Jude Roman Catholic Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th. Phoenix, on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 10045 W. Thomas Rd. Avondale. Memorials to almoore-grimshaw.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  • Rosary Tuesday, April 19, 2011
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Gedmin A. "AL" Alekson

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Susan Johnson

April 18, 2011

As a father-in-law and Grampa. Al really showed how much he loved his family. Not so much in outward displays of affection, but more so in his faithfulness to provide for them, and in his steadfast loyalty to them until the end. God bless you Al.....now you are with your precious Martha. Well done!

Tom Valenzuela

April 18, 2011

I enjoyed my 9 or 10 years working with Al at the Ocotillo Power Plant. Like others have said, he was a real professional. I was very lucky to have worked with someone with so much knowledge early in my career. Al and family are in my thoughts.

richard smith

April 18, 2011

When I joined the team at the APS Ocotillo Power Plant in 1961 I met Al Alekson. He was a good friend and co worker. He was always professional. In 1986 I was privileged to relieve him from his shift the night he retired. He came to my retirement party in 1994.
Richard Smith (Smitty)

April 17, 2011

Al you have always been a true gentleman as well as a gentle man. I will miss talking to you, but most of all I will miss you at all our family gatherings. I know that you are happy to be with your beloved Martha. Dance with her. Much love, Mollie Pusateri

Ron Craig

April 17, 2011

To my great friend and co worker Al, we had a great time working at the Ocotillo Power Plant, you taught me a lot. Best of all you taught me real friendship. I always will appreciate our working together, thank you ole buddy mine and I know that God has blessed you. Hope you save me a good seat, cause I will be coming to join you soon. Love ya man....Ron Craig
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Debbie McMenemy

April 17, 2011

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be.So He put His arms around you and whispered “come to me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. Irish funeral prayer


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