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Alfred A. Tanck, 73, passed away unexpectedly at his Warren home on Saturday, July 9, 2011. Born in Merrill, WI, on June 20, 1938, he was the son of the late Alfred E. and Margaret (Gaedek) Tanck. On September 10, 1960, Alfred and Barbara were married in Milwaukee, WI.
Alfred was a graduate of Pulaski High School in Milwaukee, WI, and then continued his education at Michigan State University where he received both his bachelor of science and master’s degrees. In his earlier years, Alfred worked in his family’s supermarket business in Waterford, WI. He later was employed as the beverage division vice president for General Foods Corporation before becoming the senior vice president for the Schaefer Brewing Co. in New York City. Most recently, he worked for the Olin Corporation in Stamford, CT, retiring in 1987 where he has since made his home in Warren. While living in Stamford, CT, Alfred was an active member and elder with the Turner River Presbyterian Church as well as the Stamford Yacht Club. In his leisure time he enjoyed reading.
Alfred is survived by his former wife, Barbara Tanck of Warren; his two children, Tracy Ellis and her husband Charles of Northfield and Todd Tanck and his wife Colleen of Greensboro, NC; and five grandchildren, Tyler Ellis and Chase Ellis, both of Northfield, and Alexandra Tanck, Samantha Tanck and Scott Tanck, all of North Carolina.
Family services will be private. For those who wish, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 305, Waitsfield, VT 05673. To send online condolences please visit www.perkinsparker.com. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury.