Alvan Wesley Pyne

September 18, 1931 - September 17, 2011
Alvan Wesley Pyne

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Alvan Wesley Pyne ìAlî, 80, of Bradenton, Fla. died, September 17, 2011 in Hendersonville, NC.

Born in Everett, Mass, he had lived in Melrose, Mass., Wayzata, Minnesota, Kinnelon, NJ, and Bradenton, Fla. He earned his PhD in Food Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked for General Mills, International Multifoods, Nabisco, and the Corn Products Corporation. He was a member of the Nazarene and Baptist churches and enjoyed music, singing, and sailing.

Surviving is his wife of 57 years Marie Evelyn Pyne; three sons Jeff Pyne and wife Michele of Little Rock, Arkansas, Wes Pyne and wife Rosa of Bend, Oregon, John Pyne and wife Tanya of Morristown, NJ; eight grandchildren, Andrea, Justin, Jason, Alex, Amanda, Patrick, Presley, and Petra; a sister Murl Parker and husband Pershing of Hamilton, Montana; and a brother Ronald Pyne and wife Ruth of Bradenton, Fla.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 21 in the chapel of Snelling Funeral Home, in Chesapeake, VA. Rev. John Copeland will officiate. Burial will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions accepted for Compassionate Ministries, via Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

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  • September 18, 2011
    Faith and Red Herring says:
    Our sincere condolences to Marie and the entire family on the passing of our good friend Al. We will remember him as a unique man who had a zest for life and a love for the Lord and his bride. We will also miss his great Massachusettes accent when he spoke.

  • September 18, 2011
    Russ and Jane Kitching says:
    Dear Marie, Our heartfelt love and prayers are with you and your family. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. In Christian love, Russ & Jane Kitching

  • September 18, 2011
    Jack and Jan Okesson says:
    We can picture Al singing in heaven worshipping God with the angels! Our hearts go out to Marie and the rest of the family. Your loss is very great. We continue to pray that God will carry you tenderly in His arms of love.

  • September 19, 2011
    mr.&mrs.russell kouns says:
    dearest marie: are hearts are broken on the loss of our sweet friend al. but we will always remeber the wonderful times we had with him and you at our christmas party and the visits we had with you and him. he was a wonderful man and we love you and him very much. god bless you and your family at this time. our prayers are with you all. the pecan pie man love, russell and martha kouns.

  • September 19, 2011
    lARRY & PAT TODD says:
    Dear Marie and family, we were so very sorry to hear of Al's passing and extend our sincere sympathies to all of you who knew and loved Al. Our S.S. class also loved him and thought of him as a very intelligent and down-to-earth friend. May God be close to each of you at this very sad time in your lives.