hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

June 27, 2013

Joseph Alper, 87


Lake Worth, FL — Joseph Alper, 87, of Lake Worth, Fla., and formerly of Haverhill, Mass., died peacefully on Friday, June 21, at Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Boynton Beach, Fla.

He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 25, 1926, son of the late Israel and Ida (Fleet) Alper. Educated in the Lawrence school system, Mr. Alper graduated from Lawrence High School, Class of 1944 and attended Boston University studying mechanical engineering.

His survivors include five sons, Allen I. Alper and his wife, Cheryl, of Bradford, Robert M. Alper and his wife, Kathryn, of Atkinson, N.H., Gary B. Alper and his wife, Kimberly, of Haverhill, Jay S. Alper and his wife, Colleen, of Atkinson, N.H., Neil K. Alper and his wife, Tammy, of Haverhill; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Alper was also the brother of the late Harry Alper and the late Morris Alper.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 25, at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, Mass. Burial with military honors followed in Children of Israel Cemetery, Haverhill, Mass. Contributions in Joseph’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, or www.diabetes.org or 1-800-DIABETES. To leave condolences to his family, or to view his complete obituary, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.