Alan E. Felter 1934 – 2020
Alan E. Felter, of Tamiment, PA and The Villages, FL, passed away June 18, 2020 in Ocala, Florida. He was born at home in Nyack, NY to Frank V. Felter and Mildred Brett Felter on June, 12, 1934.
Alan graduated from Nyack High School class of 1952 and later Rockland Community College. In 1953, he joined the United States Air Force and proudly served his county during the Korean War. In 1957, he was honorably discharged and returned home to Nyack, NY. After his marriage to Donna F. Cummings, he moved his family to West Nyack, NY where they resided for over 40 years.
Alan worked as a computer systems programmer for many corporations in the greater metro NY area. You could say he was one of the original computer geeks, loving all kinds of technology and gadgets. In 1987, he had built a vacation home in Tamiment, PA. Afterwards, he became a snowbird, buying a retirement home in The Villages.
Alan was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Tappan, NY for over 50 years and also a Royal Arch Mason. He was forever the handyman. There wasn’t much he couldn’t fix or do. He enjoyed many clubs and activities including: gardening, music, outer space, NASA, kite flying, building model train layouts and flying model planes, puzzles, trivia, electronics, board & card games, pets, comedy, arts and crafts, sci fi and many more. Most importantly, Alan loved his family and friends. He always wanted his family surrounding him and we kept close to him. You could often find him outside on his benches with his friends, telling war stories and having a good laugh. Alan fought his illness long and hard to his last breath. His doctors would often say what good spirits and humor he had for one so sick. But, that was Alan, a good, kind, gentle man.
Alan is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Donna Cummings Felter; 2 daughters, Jill Felter Krist (Michael) of Nanuet, NY and Alison Felter McNulty (Joey Sparks) of Leesburg, FL.; granddaughter, Jaclyn Krist of Nanuet, NY; sister, Eunice Boynton of Sandspoint, ID; 2 nieces, Eunice Russo of Colorado and Martha Mitchell of Texas; 1 nephew, L. Alan Williams of Kansas.
He is pre-deceased by his parents, Frank and Mildred Felter, his sister Mildred Williams, son-in-law Edward McNulty and infant granddaughter Lucy McNulty.
A memorial is being planned for him at a future date. Please send contributions in his honor to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org) 230 East Ohio ST. suite 500, Chicago, ILL 60611 OR The North Lake Presbyterian Church, Operation Homebound, 975 Rolling Acres Rd., Lady Lake, FL. 32159.