Fort Covington — Alvin F. Black, 85, of Fort Covington, N.Y., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at his home where he was in the care of his family and Hospice of the North Country, Malone.
Born July 29, 1919, in Fort Covington, N.Y., he was the son of the late Edward and Mary O'Brien Black.
He was a graduate of Bombay High School.
In 1944, he enlisted and served with the U.S. Army during World War II, during his tour of duty he received two Purple Hearts. He was honorably discharged in 1946. In 1940, he was employed by ALCOA Operations in Massena until 1959. During this time he also owned and operated a dairy farm until his retirement in 1981.
He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Fort Covington, a member of the American Legion Post 1418 in Fort Covington, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7326 in North Lawrence. A lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2176 of Brasher Falls, N.Y., and a member of the 80th Division Veterans New York Post 43.
He enjoyed gardening and hunting.
On Oct. 19, 1946, he was united in marriage to Mary Foley at St. Lawrence Church in North Lawrence, N.Y. She predeceased him on July 12, 2004.
Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, James and Barbara Black of Brushton, Robert and Patricia Black of Malone, John and Eileen Black of Saranac Lake, N.Y., Michael and Cheryl Black of Fort Covington, N.Y., and Alvin and Brenda Black of Fort Covington, N.Y.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Alice and Frank Smith of Malone, Claire and William Westermann of Morrisville, Vt., and Gail and Roger Trumble of Brushton; 21 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Hallahan of North Lawrence, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Black of Fort Covington, N.Y., and Connie Black of McGraw, N.Y.; three brothers-in-law, Paul Foley of St. Regis Falls, N.Y., Philip and Nellie Foley of Bombay, N.Y., and Patrick Foley of Nanuet, N.Y.
Friends may call at the Flint Funeral Home, Moira on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Fort Covington with the Rev. Thomas Rocker officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Fort Covington.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the North Country, Malone. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.