Jan 3, 2013
Alfred E. Reagan, 80, adored father and family man, entered heaven on Thursday, January 3, 2013, to join the love of his life. Mr. Reagan was born August 4, 1932, in Cortland, NY, and from a very young age helped his mom, Eleanor Reagan, raise his brothers. Alfred served active duty in the Korean War from 1951 until 1954. In January 1957 he joined the Syracuse Police Department and served until 1977, when he retired as a lieutenant. In October of 1966, Mr. Reagan married the love of his life, Elizabeth Harp, who had three children. The Reagans were blessed with two more children and became a family. The Reagan family enjoyed years at their camp on Lake Ontario filled with love and laughter. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and spending time with his wife and children. He was predeceased by his beautiful wife, Elizabeth Reagan.
Surviving are his children, Tracy Isbell, John Reagan, Kellie Drosi and spouse Robert, Mark Reagan, Joan Reagan and Pam Naples; grandchildren include Shane Drosi, Amanda Drosi, Jeremy Isbell, Paige Isbell, Trista Reagan, Marky Reagan, Cole Reagan and Kennedy Reagan. He was also predeceased by a grandson, Tristan Reagan.
Mom has you holding her hand again, Dad. You join her in heaven with your loving protection and kind gentle heart. You will always be our inspiration, our hero, protector and role model. Thank you, Daddy, for giving such unconditional love that will live within us throughout our lives. We will miss you so very much! We love you!!
The family will receive friends 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, January 7, at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd., Bartlett, TN 38133.
A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m.
Online condolences may be made at memphisfuneralhome.net
Memphis Funeral Home
Published in Syracuse Post Standard on Jan 6, 2013
As a rookie, I woked for Sgt. Al on the 3rd platoon. He is remembered as a good teacher with a firm but gentle hand.