Alphonso Brandford, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 21. He was 80.
Brandford was born in Colon, Panama on June 23, 1928.
He was preceded in death by his father, Augustus; mother, Florence; wife, Jerry; and son, Alphonso Jr.
Brandford is survived by his daughters, Linda Worell and Racquel Nunley; sons, Ricardo and Gregorio Brandford; daughter-in-law, Carnetha Brandford; grandchildren, Rudy Thomas, Keven Nunley, Richardo, Raymond, and Gregory S. Brandford, Angela Stephenson, Kamuella Worell, Soreya Lopez and Alexis Brandford; great-grandchildren, Rudacia, Jamari, Rayquan, Marquise, Jordan, Jalen Kai and Michela.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, with visitation and services at Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Interment was at Pinelawn Cemetery in Pinelawn, New York.