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Obituary: Alfred Irving Puchner

Alfred Irving Puchner, Sandy, Utah died of pancreatic cancer August 13, 2002.

Alfred is survived by his wife, Lisa; their son, Brooks; three stepchildren, Cameron, Lesley, Kirk Bailey; sister, Judy Breen, San Francisco, CA; former wife, Peggy Kinney (Dousoman, WI); their four children and five grandchildren, Alex Puchner (Corona del Mar, CA) and his daughter, Juliette, Laurie Puchner (Edwardsville, IL) and her children, Luke and Maggie, Pennie Strebel (Layton, UT) and her children, Sharlee and Austin, Eric Puchner (San Francisco, CA).

Born in 1932, Alfred grew up in Milwaukee, WI where he graduated from Milwaukee Country Day School in 1950. His education continued at Yale College (B.A. 1954), Harvard Law School (J.D. 1959) and the American Institute of Foreign Trade (B.F.T. 1961). His professional career began in 1959 in Milwaukee as a Junior Partner at the law offices of his father, Irving Alfred Puchner. From 1961-1982, Alfred worked in various executive management positions at The Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and London, Western American Bank (Europe) Ltd. in London and Maryland National Corporation in Baltimore. In 1982 he moved to Southern California and served as President and CEO of Far West Savings and Loan Association, Beach Savings Bank and Investment Savings and Loan Association. From 1988 until his death, Alfred pursued his passion for real estate development by acquiring and developing land for residential housing in the Park City and St. George areas of Utah.

Alfred's family will miss his passionate devotion to them, and everyone who knew him will miss his zestful spirit and remarkable wit.

Memorial services will be Fri. Aug 23, 2 p.m., Larkin Sunset Gardens, Sandy (for information call 801/571-2771), followed by a private ceremony in Southern Utah.