Alfred ”Al” F. Standring

12/19/1931 — 10/31/2007

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Worcester, Massachusetts

Alfred ”Al” F. Standring

Alfred ''Al'' F. Standring, age 75, left to be with our Heavenly Father on October, 31, 2007 after battling a long illness. He was born in Worcester, MA on December 19, 1931 to Alfred H. and Pearl A. Standring. At the age of seventeen, he enlisted in the Army and served in the Korean war. He was discharged in 1955 and has lived in Richland ever since. While stationed at Camp Hanford, he met and married Claudette Petersen in August of 1951. They had two daughters. They divorced in January 1960.

In April of 1960, he met and married Alice JoAnn Laird. Together, they had three daughters and one son.

After being discharged from the military, Al worked in a supply store for GE for a short time and then in 1956 he was hired as a firefighter at the Richland Fire Dept. Later, he served at the Hanford Fire Dept. until he retired as Captain in 1989. He also worked for Mobil Oil Co. delivering oil in the Tri-City area. After retiring from the fire dept. he worked as a greeter at the Kennewick Target Store from 1996-97.

Al would play Santa Claus at family functions and for different organizations for several years. He loved children and was often mistaken for Santa Claus by children during the holiday season even out of costume.

He was an avid hockey fan and always had season tickets up until two years ago when he became ill.

He will best be remembered for his sense of humor and generous heart and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Al is survived by his wife of 47 years, Alice JoAnn Richland, daughters Aline Mike DeMattia West Richland, Tammara Elliott Richland, Rebecca Rentschler Richland, son Michael Standring Richland, daughter Lisa David Turner Richland, brother Gordon Teri Standring Florida,sister Beverly Caracciolo Massachusetts,sixteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by daughter Carma 11/1952, mother Pearl A. 7/1995 and father Alfred H. Standring 11/1995 and several aunts and uncles.

There will be visitation at Einan's Funeral Home, 915 By-Pass Hwy, Richland, WA. Sunday, Nov. 4 from 1-5 p.m. Memorial Services will be held Monday, Nov.5, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in the Einan's Chapel.

A special thanks to Hospice for their caring support.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice, American Diabetic Assoc., Veteran's Association and Tri-Cities Cancer Center.

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  • JoAnn & families so sorry to hear of your loss. Eternal rest grant unto him Oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. Amen

    Carol Hathaway
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Aunt JoAnn and Family, Im so sorry to hear about Uncle Al’s passing. I only wish we knew how sick he was. He was a GREAT man, who I will always remember his warm smile and joking ways. God rest his soul!

    Gail Tebo
    November 4, 2014
    North, Grafton, MA, US
  • You are going to be greatly miss at McDonald’s, everybody there loved you. I hope you get all your funny money up in heaven.

    donna fisher
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • I love you grandpa with all my heart!!! I will miss you dearly!!! You will ALWAYS be in my heart!!!!

    I LOVE YOU!!!

    Dustie
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
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