Sunday, April 3, 2016

Alfred Hall Passes Away

      Alfred "Jeff" Hall passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at his home in Friendswood, TX.             Born on April 11,1925, in Baltimore, he was the son of Mora and Josephine Hall and grew up on a large farm in Westminster, Md. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp during WWII and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant when he received his wings. He was a combat flight instructor in the Army's version of Top Gun, flying the famous P51 fighter. After the war he attended the University of Maryland, College Park, where he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. 
      After college he was a mechanical engineer and Branch Manager for the US Naval Academy and retired after 30 years of service. During his tenure there he traveled around the country lecturing on different energy conservation techniques. After his retirement, he became an Assistant Director for Construction at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He enjoyed life on the farm, horse-back riding, duck hunting and back packing on the Appalachian Trail. He founded Boy Scout Troop 932 and was Scoutmaster. For many years he was able to pass on his love of nature and hiking on the trail to the Scouts. He received many awards from Scouting, including the prestigious Order of the Arrow.       He is survived by his former wife, Hazel Cook Hall of Annapolis, his younger sister Jeanne Myers of Texas, four children: Jeff Hall (Jane) of Annapolis, Sandy O'Hearn (Kevin) of Austin TX, Bryan Hall of Annapolis and Chris Hall of Annapolis; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Betty Hall Smith and his brother Mora "Mickey" Hall, who gave his life for his country in WWII.
      A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 11:00 am at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church located at 4012 Birdsville Road, Davidsonville, MD 21035. A reception will immediately follow the service. A memorial donation may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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