Harold Alford 1940-2015
Edward “Harold” Alford, 75, of Topeka, passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at Midland Hospice House of stomach cancer.
He was born at Drumright, Okla., on Aug. 1, 1940, to Vernon and May Alford. He grew up in the Emporia area and graduated from Emporia High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Pearl Harbor.
After his service, he was employed by BRB and CAS Construction as VP over operations of waste water management. He also worked as an appraiser for Price Asphalt. He was employed by USDA Rural Development as Public Affairs Specialist at the time of his retirement in 2010.
Edward was a talented handyman and could engineer any project. He also enjoyed gardening and planting flowers. He was an avid reader. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife Dianne (Starr) Smith Alford of the home. They were married March 28, 1997, at Topeka. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Vernon Jr.
There will be no services. He has been cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Care, 200 SW Frazier Cir. Topeka, KS 66606. Condolences may be left at www.dovecremation.com