Alf H. Modine
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth:  October 4th, 1928
  • Date of passing:  June 4th, 2016
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Alf Modine, 87, born on October 4th, 1928 and passed away on June 4th, 2016. We will remember him forever.
Candle lit by  John Houlihan  on June 15th, 2016

He was a great modeler.  I enjoyed his C&NW modeling, the traction modeling and a great friend whom I looked forward to seeing at the O Scale West meetings.

Candle lit by  John Giove  on June 19th, 2016

Alf was a mentor to me in the hobby of model railroading. He worked on some of my models and was gracious in showing me his and sharing his knowledge. My wife Dani and I have many good memories of quality time spent with friends Alf and Ev at C&NW Meets, the Chicago O and O Scale West Meets, and dinners out and at their home. Both always have been gracious hosts. Rest in peace, big guy!

Candle lit by  Ken Shattock  on June 25th, 2016

I first met Alf many years ago when he lived in Daly City.
Kirby Churchill and I would come over from Oakland and look at his beautiful O-gauge North Shore interurban layout. Kirby and I were active at the East Bay Model Engineers Society where we ran Interurbans too. God Bless his family!  I hope his North Shore models find a good home!

Candle lit by  Edward Dolores  on July 22nd, 2016

Alf was hired as an Electromechanic for VTA in San Jose. He became the oldest Electromechanic at the facility and immediately became a celebrity. I was an EM also and his Union Rep. After he retired he became active in the Retiree Committee where he became famous for his bad jokes. We ended every meeting with one of them! You'll be missed Alf. RIP brother.

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