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November 16, 2012

Leonard A. Alford Sr.

Leonard A. Alford Sr.

AFTON — Leonard A. Alford Sr., 69, of Afton, passed away following a long illness, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at his home.

He was born June 16, 1943, son of the late Leon and Lula (Dominic) Alford in Afton.

Leonard served his country in the United States Army from 1960 to 1963 and was honorably discharged. He married June Beames on Oct. 26, 1963. 

Len was a salesman for Agway for 40 years. His motto was, “Without sales, everything fails.” He was a proud member of the NRA and St. Agnes Catholic Church in Afton.

Leonard is survived by his wife of 49 years, June Alford; sister, Darla Wayman and husband, Jim; children, Jennifer Martin and husband, Shane

Colette Ketzak and husband, Robert Ben Alford; grandchildren, Zeb Martin, Ayla Martin, Travis Ketzak, Amanda Ketzak, Alexandria Alford and Zachary Alford.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the funeral chapel. Burial with military honors will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Afton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Coventry Emergency Squad, 109 North Road, Greene, NY 13778.

Condolences may be sent online to

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel Sidney.

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