REHOBOTH - Myles Alper, a longtime resident of Rehoboth, MA died Saturday, December 10, after a short illness. He was 88.
Born in Providence, Alper attended Hope High. He graduated from Peekskill Military Academy and Boston University before enlisting in the U. S. Air Corps during World War II. He lived in Rehoboth, MA since 1948 when he first settled there with wife Alma. They built a home on their beloved Juniper Farms and raised seven children.
Alper was the owner of Grace Knitting Co. and the Brass Corner, both of Pawtucket. He devoted much of his time to education, serving on the Rehoboth School Committee, the Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School building committee, and was chairman of the Beckwith Middle School building committee.
Keeping count of seven children is not easy, but Alper enjoyed being a part of each son and daughters life, whether it was football, Little League, track or other school sporting event, a Boy Scout hike, a musical recital, or even an occasional meeting with the school principal.
He enjoyed his family's summer vacations in Casco, Maine, playing tennis and golf, and spending time with his 10 grandchildren.
However, the greatest love of his life was his wife of 64 years, Alma, who survives him.
Myles is also survived by two daughters, Joyce Alper of Dedham, MA and Betsy Alper (Bruce Powers) of Harrisville, RI; five sons, Clifford (Sue) of Pawtucket, RI, Bennett of Belmont, MA, Thomas (Joyce) of Bethel Park, PA, Warren of Harrisville, RI and Leland (Heidi) of Millis, MA; as well as 10 grandchildren: Elizabeth, Brendan, Jeremy, Benjamin, Andrew, Kelly, Daniel, Molly, Lucas and Isaiah.
A funeral service will be held in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street,North Attleboro on Saturday, December 17 at 5 p.m. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Veterans, Inc. at www.veteransinc.org or by check to Veterans Inc., 69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605.