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Alfred Irving Stober

June 22, 1940 ~ April 11, 2018 (age 77)
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Leominster – Alfred Irving Stober, 77 years old, of Leominster, Massachusetts died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Life Care Center with his wife at his side after a period of declining health.

Al was born in Summit, New Jersey, on June 22, 1940, the son of H. Irving and Irene (Wilson) Stober.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jane (Donnelly) Stober of Leominster and his three children, Heidi (Stober) Cyr and her husband Ron of Holden, MA, Heather (Stober) Fleming and her husband Tim of Fairhaven, MA and Ryan Stober and his wife Celeste of Lunenburg, MA. He leaves three grandchildren, Tyler and Emaleigh Cyr, and Patrick Fleming as well as several nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by his brother Arthur Stober and his wife Carole of Glen Gardner, New Jersey, and his two nephews, Robert Stober of Washington, New Jersey and Thomas Stober of Phoenix, Arizona, or as Al liked to call them, Bobby and Tommy.

He was predeceased by both of his parents and his youngest brother, Edward Stober of Westfield, New Jersey.

Al graduated from Summit High School in 1958 and Cornell University in 1962. Upon graduating, he entered the United States Army where he served for almost ten years and was a Vietnam Veteran. After two active duty tours in Vietnam, he was honorably discharged as a Captain in January of 1972. While serving, he was stationed in Gelnhausen, Germany where he met Jane Donnelly, a teacher for the United States Department of Defense, and they married in February of 1965. They made many great friends and memories during their stay in Germany before returning to the United States and settling in Leominster, MA in 1973.

Al found enjoyment in agriculture and worked for many years at local farms including Manny’s Dairy Farm in Lancaster, MA. He loved tinkering, spending time in his garden, and attending tractor shows, county fairs and other agricultural events. He enjoyed spending time with his son, Ryan, as they shared many common interests.

He liked to tell stories about his early years at the family weekend home in Glen Gardner, New Jersey and all the memories he shared with his brothers, parents, friends and neighbors. Over the years, he enjoyed long conversations with his brother Arthur, talking shop and reminiscing about the good old days.

Al’s family would like to thank the staff at Life Care Center and Leominster Hospital for their care and attention.

A private military burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Leominster Public Library or Leominster Veteran’s Center.

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