Alfred Irving Paley, 89, died Dec. 24, 2016.
Born in Monticello, N.Y., Mr. Paley was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II. He graduated from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute (now New York University Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn) with a degree in electrical engineering. He spent his career in the defense industry working for companies including Gyrodyne Corporation, Frequency Engineering Laboratories Inc. and Loral Electronics Company. As a civilian employee contracted with the U.S. Army at Ft. Monmouth, N.J., Mr. Paley received a Value Engineer award from the U.S. Department of Defense.
Mr. Paley is survived by his wife of 67 years, Sylvia; children Howard (Bobbi) of Mesa, Ariz., Doreen (Steven) Maller of Half Moon Bay, Calif., and Maureen of London; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the Evergreen Mortuary Chapel with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim officiating. Interment followed in the Or Chadash section of Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Or Chadash, 3939 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85718, the Casa de la Luz Foundation, 7740 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704 or the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.