Alvin Louis Stern

Alvin Louis Stern, 82, of Sun Lakes, Ariz. passed away peacefully May 17, 2019, at home after a struggle with leukemia. After growing up in Great Neck, N.Y., Al attended Brown University, graduating and receiving his commission as a naval officer in 1959. Following his three years of Naval service, Al earned his JD degree at New York University Law School in 1965. Al started his legal career at the admiralty law firm of Poles, Tublin and Patestides and went on to be associated with maritime-related firms throughout his working life.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years Ann (Jensen); beloved daughters Keelan Bodow (Jonathan); Leslie (Andrew Abramowitz); doting grandchildren Nathan and Molly Abramowitz, Griffin and Spencer Bodow. Loving brother of Eugene Stern of Dallas, Texas and Elaine Hirschhorn of Bayside, N.Y., as well as uncle of several nieces and nephews.
An outstanding athlete in high school and college, he was an ardent sports fan throughout his life. Always civic-minded, Al served on the Zoning Board in Ardsley, N.Y., where the family lived for 24 years. Ann and Al then spent 20 years on Cape Cod where he served as Board Chair of the Chatham Council on Aging. Al was also an active alumnus of Brown and served as President of the Brown Club of Cape Cod.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 3rd at 1 pm at The Village Club of Sands Point, Sands Point, NY 11050.
To honor Al’s memory, donations may be made to: Hospice of the Valley: hov.org/donate, Lymphoma and Leukemia Society:LLS.org, Labradoodle Rescue Collective:doodlerescue.org