Today would have been my paternal grandfather’s 115th birthday.
I never knew my Grandpap Alzo–he passed away two years before I was born. He was 67 and died from a massive heart attack at home while painting the back porch. Ironically, earlier that day he had served as a pallbearer at the funeral for one of his closest friends.
I’m sad that I missed out on the opportunity to spend time with my grandfather. But, through genealogy I at least have an opportunity to learn a bit about his life.
Below is a copy of his baptismal certificate from Kucsin, Slovakia obtained from microfilm copy from Presov, Slovakia archives [with thanks to my cousin Renata].
Happy Birthday, Pap!
© 2010, copyright Lisa A. Alzo