Obituary of Alfred Schlosser
Alfred George Schlosser, 93, passed away peacefully at Menorah Park on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Alfred and his wife of 67 years, Phyllis Schlosser, were both born and raised in Albany, NY., moved to Potsdam to raise their three sons, and then to Syracuse for business and retirement.
After graduating from Albany High and Simmons School of Mortuary Science, his career moves varied from funeral director, to Tech Sergeant in the US Army Air Corp, and finally to sales manager, general manager, and vice president for State Equipment Corporation, a heavy equipment supply company headquartered in Lancaster. Like many WWII vets, he spoke little of his military experiences but records tucked away in his basement suggest much of his time was spent on nightly air supply missions between London and Sweden. Alfred was a quiet, hardworking husband and father who spent most of his life bettering the opportunities for his children.
Alfred was active in the Dewitt Community Church and the Van Duyn Nursing Home Onondaga Guild where he served as an enthusiastic volunteer for many years. His hobbies in later life included woodworking and cooking with a specialty for what might be the world’s tangiest lemon meringue pie. Inspired by his wife, an enthusiastic and avid traveler, he was trained to become a “reluctant vacationer”.
Alfred was predeceased by his wife Phyllis in 2016. Surviving are sons, David (Cynthia), Gordon (Kim) and Robert; and granddaughter, Jessica (Robert Thorpe). All of us would like to thank immensely the staff and nurses at Menorah Park for their excellent care and dedication to our Father’s health and spirit.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to The Foundation at Menorah Park, 4101 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13214.
Arrangements are with Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel.