• Alfred James Duran

    Birth: August 26, 1942 | Died: October 5, 2021

    Funeral Service Details

    Monday, October 18, 2021
    5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Hilgenfeld Mortuary Chapel
    Anaheim, CA

    Funeral Mass:
    Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    St. Joseph Catholic Church
    Placentia, CA

    Interment to follow after funeral mass
    Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
    Orange, CA

    Alfred James Duran of Placentia, California went to be with our Lord on October 5, 2021 surrounded by family and loved ones.   Alfred was born on August 26, 1942 in Los Angeles, California.  He was one of 6 children born to Pilar and Ophelia Duran.  Alfred moved to Placentia in the early 70’s after meeting his wife Sally who was a Placentia native.  Born to them were children;daughter Jamie, son Alfred Jr. and daughter Tira.  Alfred had four children from his first marriage; Cyndee, Chris, Tiffany and Laura. Sally had 8 of her own; SallyAnn, Lucy, Porfiria, Arthur, Adelaida (Della), Lydia, Ernestine and Ernie.  Alfred loved and raised all the kids as his own. Combined they had 15 children and over 60 grandkids total. Alfred also had a special bond with his nephew Gilbert Duran whom he loved as a son.   Alfred was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle and a great friend.  He was the life of the party. At family gatherings, he could be found laughing, dancing, telling jokes and just having a great time. His laughter was infectious and always had a smile on his face.  Enjoy life and family first was his motto.  He had a lot of maxims he lived by. He enjoyed spending quality family time, outings to the casino’s and the beach amongst other hobbies. He was often found in his garage fixing something, making something out of wood as he was a woodworker in his younger years or working on his 1960 Ford truck.  Alfred was a jack of all trades in his own right.  He enjoyed life and made the best of everyday. If you met him, he treated you like family.   For 21 years, he worked as a Forklift Operator at Lucky’s which later became Albertson’s. He retired in 2004 to pursue travel dreams and enjoy life. He was a hard worker and a role model to his family. Prior to working at Lucky’s, he was a truck driver delivering produce. He also worked as cabinet maker. He would later make 3 standing wooden Chessboards which remain in the family as heirlooms.  Alfred took pride in his work and all he did. He acquired many skills throughout his life including fighting 16 fires as a young volunteer Firefighter.   Alfred faithfully attended church and practiced his faith. He instilled that in his children. He never wavered from his faith even in the difficult seasons of life.   Alfred is preceded in death by his wife Sally; who passed in 2001.  Although he never remarried, he remained a flirt and a social butterfly. He is survived by his 12 living children, their spouses, all his grandchildren and his brothers Charlie and Omar. Alfred was loved by many and is missed dearly!

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