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1931 Al 2024

Alfred K. Pfister

June 4, 1931 — April 27, 2024

formerly Milltown

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Alfred K. Pfister, formerly of Milltown, New Jersey passed away at Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center in Brick, New Jersey.  He was 92.  Born in Manhattan, New York, he grew up in Brooklyn before residing in Milltown for 60 years. He was known to many as Al, Junior or simply “Pfist”. He moved to Monroe, New Jersey in 2015. Al was a Linotype Composer and Printer for the Home News Tribune in New Brunswick for 35 years, and served as the employee union representative. After retiring, he enjoyed working part-time as a greeter at Sam’s Club in East Brunswick (where he received multiple recognitions as employee of the month for his friendly and outgoing nature). He loved working as a school crossing guard for the Milltown Police Department, where he was adored by the children, parents, and his co-workers. 

 

Al was very active throughout his life with his family and community. During his many years living in Milltown, Al volunteered much of his time. He was a parishioner and former usher of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, as well as the Manager and Head Coach of the Milltown Police Junior Baseball Team. Al served as an officer for the local non-profit Rangers Athletic Club in Milltown for 40 years, where he spearheaded and awarded the club’s College Scholarship fund for local high school student athletes and actively assisted with Milltown’s annual 4th of July celebration. Al was an avid stamp collector, and a tremendous sports fan of the Yankees and Dodgers, Knicks and a Giants season ticket holder for over 50 years. 

 

Al’s legacy lives on through the countless personal relationships he had with his family and so many friends. His charming personality, sense of humor and master storytelling abilities were adored by all and will be deeply missed. He delighted in his grandchildren and was very active in their lives watching many dance recitals, ball games and could always be found cheering on the sidelines. Al’s beliefs were selflessly rooted in family, hard work, and the power of helping others.

 

He's predeceased by his son Karl D. Pfister (d. 2003) and his parents Alfred K. and Margaret (Deisenberger) Pfister. Surviving is his loving wife of 69 years, Pearl (Rosen) Pfister; his sons Michael J. Pfister (Eileen) of Lavallette and Robert G. Pfister (Ann) of Milltown; his daughter Cheryl L. Park of  Westfield; his daughter-in-law Julie Pfister of Howell; and his beloved 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

 

Friends and relatives may call on Sunday, May 5th, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at The Crabiel Home for Funerals, 170 N Main St.-at Riva Avenue, Milltown.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, 10:00 am, at Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, North Main St., Milltown.  Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Burial Park, East Brunswick.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Al’s memory may be payable to “Rangers AC- Scholarship Fund”, and mailed to 111 Kuhlthau Avenue, Milltown, NJ 08850.  You may sign the online condolence “guestbook” at www.crabiel.com .

 

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Life Celebration Visitation

Sunday, May 5, 2024

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Mass

Monday, May 6, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church

N Main St, Milltown, NJ 08850

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Entombment

Monday, May 6, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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