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Alfred L. Test, Jr.

d. March 6, 2022

ALFRED L. TEST, JR. – 95, of Blue Bell, PA, formerly of Chestnut Hill and Ft. Myers, FL, died peacefully on March 6, 2022. He was born in the Frankford section of Philadelphia on January 16, 1927 to Lydia Webster Test and Alfred L. Test, Sr. He leaves behind his wife of 67 years, Geneva Porter Test, and 4 children: Fred (Linda) of Dresher, PA, Tina of Ft. Washington, PA, Ted (Donna) of Stonington, CT, and Bill (Laura) of Fairport, NY, along with 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. His son, "Pete" (Kim), of Negley, OH pre-deceased him. Alfred grew up in Chestnut Hill and graduated from Germantown Friends School in 1945 where he was Captain of the Football Team for 2 years. He was proud of the team's impressive win-loss record, having only lost one (1) game during his tenure, and then, by only 2 points. After graduating, he went on to attend Yale University. During college, he took a leave to proudly serve in the US Army until the end of WWII. Al returned to Yale and graduated with the Class of '49. Later, he received his M.B.A. degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. After college, he returned to Philadelphia and began his business career in sales for the Sun Oil Company. He later changed careers and moved into the commercial real estate business in New York, where he spent many years with Bessemer Trust and the Phipps Family. During the early 70's, he and the family relocated back to the Philadelphia area, where he served as President of the Greenfield Trust company, and finally concluding his career as Principal of Real Estate Advisory Services, Inc. His interests included travel, choral music, genealogy, family gatherings, and volunteering in the community. He was an avid reader with a fondness for anything involving American and European history. Alfred and Geneva both shared a mutual interest in classical music and enjoyed singing with the Southwest Florida Symphony & Chorus in Ft. Myers, FL. When he was not performing with the local musical groups, Alfred enjoyed volunteering his time helping patients at Lee Memorial Hospital in Ft. Myers. He loved being outdoors; fishing in Canada, boating in Florida, swimming, and spending summers on Long Beach Island. Most importantly, he loved his family. His 95th birthday was celebrated with many friends at Normandy Farms and culminated with a video call with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He said it was one of the best birthdays he ever had. A “Celebration of Life” in Alfred’s memory will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Normandy Farms Estates, Main Building, 9000 Twin Silo Drive, Blue Bell, PA 19422. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Alfred’s memory may be sent to fund the Classical Music Symposium at Normandy Farms to benefit all residents. Contributions can be made out to: “NFE-Bazaar”, c/o Louis Senat, Life Engagement Coordinator, Normandy Farms Estates, 9000 Twin Silo Drive, Blue Bell, PA 19422.
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Celebration of Life

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Normandy Farms Estates, Main Building

9000 Twin Silo Drive, Blue Bell, PA 19422

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