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Alphonse C. Elser
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Alphonse C Elser (90) was born in Queens, NY and lived in Vienna, VA for the last 50 years. He died peacefully at Cobbdale Assisted Living in Vienna, VA on Nov. 9. He is survived by his sister Rosemary Kirkwood; his loving children Bill Elser, John Elser, Maura Eriksson, and Tom Elser; and his beloved grandchildren Chris, Shannon, Andrew, Maddy, Katie, Valerie, Jarett, Ashleigh, Clark, Peter, and Tait. He served as a Technician 5th grade in the army during World War II and obtained a BS in electrical engineering at the College of the City of New York and his Masters in electrical engineering from Newark College of Engineering. In retirement, he enjoyed being involved in the lives of his grandchildren, nephews and nieces, supporting them in their academic, athletic, and religious pursuits. He was a devout man who enjoyed spending time at his church and with prayer groups. He was tearfully moved by the love of his extended family as shown by their gathering from all across the country to celebrate his 90th birthday party. He loved and was loved deeply and will be greatly missed. A viewing will be held on Monday November 13, from 6 to 8 pm at Money and King Funeral Home and a memorial service will take place on Tuesday November 14 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Good Counsel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association (

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180





10:30 AM
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church

8601 Wolftrap Rd.
Vienna , VA 22182

Cemetery Details


Columbia Gardens Cemetery

3411 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

Memorial Contribution

American Lung Association

55 W. Wacker Drive
Suite 1150
Chicago, Illinois 60601

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