Paul W. Alfke, 90, Black River

BLACK RIVER, NY — Paul William Alfke, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at the Carthage Center for Rehabilitation.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cleveland Funeral Home, Inc., Watertown.

Paul was born on March 6, 1930, in Lynnbrook, NY, the son of the late William and Emma Lou Alfke.

Paul retired from Jefferson County as an engineer. He also was a member of the board of directors in the Village of Black River.

Paul was an accomplished marksman in several pistol leagues in the area, along with the Northern Tier Trap League.

He also enjoyed golfing with friends, and gardening.

He married Joan Blaich in 1954 in Watertown. They moved to Black River in 1975. They also enjoyed spending winters in Sun City Center, Florida.

He is survived by his wife, Joan.

He was predeceased by a son, David.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in Brookside Cemetery.

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