Alfred Laponsky

Alfred B. Laponsky

1921 - 2011

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Alfred B. Laponsky Horseheads: Age 89, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital. Alfred was born November 24, 1921, the son of Max J. and Rebecca (Goodstein) Laponsky. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Ellen Anglesey Laponsky of Horseheads; son and daughter-in-law, Mark D. Laponsky and Barbara Scardino, with their son, Max J. Laponsky; and daughter and son-in-law, Laura E. and Sheldon Hunt of Newport, OR. Alfred earned his Bachelors and Masters degree in Engineering Physics at Lehigh University prior to entering the military and upon his discharge he completed his Doctorate at the university. He was a U S Army veteran, serving on the USS Brigadier General Alfred J. Lyon during WWII. His ship and its crew were involved with the Philippines, Southern Philippines, and Luzon Campaigns. Alfred was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Medal, WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, and the Japan Occupation Medal. He worked as a Physicist for the General Electric Research Laboratory in Schenectady, NY, later moving to Minneapolis, MN where he worked as an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering for the University of Minnesota. Alfred worked at the university for 3 years before relocating to Horseheads, where he worked at, and retired from, Westinghouse. He was a former member of the American Physical Society and a ham radio operator in earlier years. Alfred had a love of music that has been passed on to his children and grandson. Private services will be held. Those wishing may remember Alfred with a donation to either, The American Heart Association, 3500 Winton Place #4, Rochester, NY 14623-2860, or Mount Savior Monastery, 231 Monastery Road, Pine City, NY 14871.
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