Alvin B. Harper Jr. (Sign Guestbook)

Alvin B. Harper Jr. passed away, October 1, 2018 at the age of 88. He was born in Knoxville Tennessee on July 2, 1930, to Alvin Brock Harper and Nannie Brooks Mathews. He graduated from the University of Tennessee where he played drums in the University Band. Mr. Harper is a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. After his military service he graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York City. He worked for the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC where, as the Chief of Facility Design Unit, he oversaw the design and construction of the present IMF building in Washington. He later retired to Lewes Delaware with his late wife, Rose Mary. His interests included a love of antiques, his model trains, and his antique automobiles.

Mr. Harper is survived by his current wife of eight years, Regina Pesador Harper, his cousins Robert, June, and Paul Hunnicutt of Colorado and Michael Hunnicutt of Washington D.C., sister-in-law Sylvia Harper and niece Lisa Harper of California.

Graveside services will be held 9:00AM, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Delaware Hospice Memorial Gifts.

Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Harper Family and invites you to view and sign the online registry below.

One guestbook entry for “Alvin B. Harper Jr.”:

  1. David Plivelich says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Alvin as a customer at the Safeway Grocery Store in Lewes/Rehoboth Beach De. We had a instant connection and become friends immediately. I grew up outside of Washington DC. in Northern Va. We had a connection speaking of our years spent in that locale. We spoke frequently about our decisions to move to the Eastern Shore. And our love of the town of Lewes.

    For many years it was a pleasure seeing Alvin and Rose Mary during their weekly grocery shopping visits. Alvin invited my wife and I to his home on many occasions. We were always provided a tour. I was always in awe of Alvin’s recollections and stories of his life.

    To know Alvin was to know he lived a blessed life. From his time spent in Washington DC/Md. area To his retirement years in Lewes and his travels of the world.

    It was great to see how Regina interacted with Rose Mary in her final years. Then to see Alvin’s happiness as Regina assisted him in his later years. Regina and Alvin shared a friendship that evident whenever we saw them together.

    I will always treasure my friendship with Alvin. May he rest in peace in the loving arms of his Rose Mary. God Bless.

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