portrait picture for Alice H. Safir

VISITATION: Friday morning from 9:30 A.M. until the service starts at 11:00 A.M. SERVICES: Friday, May 16th, at 11:00 A.M. in Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Reverend Nicholas Lang officiating BURIAL with MILITARY HONORS: Riverside Cemetery, following services

Alice H. Safir

January 30, 1919 ~ May 13, 2014


Alice H. Safir passed away on May 13, 2014 at home; she was the widow of Edwin Safir.

Born January 30, 1919, in Young America, Minnesota, daughter of the late Alma and Frederick Dittmar, Mrs. Safir graduated St. Mary’s School of Nursing, in Minneapolis, MN and worked as a pediatric nurse. Enlisting in the U. S. Army Nurse Corps in 1943, she was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and served in the European Theatre of Operations. Mrs. Safir was stationed in England and briefly in Verdon, France with the 124th General Hospital. She served on the hospital’s Women’s Board, and the board’s Treasure House.

Survivors include her children; Maryanne Michon, of Ipswich, MA, Edwin T. Safir and his wife, Carolyne, of Greenland, NH, Thomas Safir and his wife, Linda, of Oakland, CA, Jane Kennedy and her husband Charles, of Butler, PA, grandchildren; Melissa Rouette, Christopher Michon, Nicholas Safir, Andrew Safir, Blaire Safir, Elizabeth Safir, Jackson Kennedy, and two great grandsons; Jacob Rouette and Oliver Michon.

Services will take place Friday, May 16th, at 11:00 A.M. in Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue. The Reverend Nicholas Lang, Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on the Green, will officiate.

Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery with military honors.

Friends may call on the family Friday morning from 9:30 A.M. until the service starts at 11:00 A.M.

Memorial contributions are requested to: The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

  1. My deepest condolences to Alice family! I am honored to have met her and her family! I am sure her soul will R.I.P. I sure miss her

    May 14, 2014
    Barbara Griffiths -
  • Hi Ted, your Mom was a wonderful, wonderful, lady. I know you, and pretty much everyone will miss her greatly. My sincere condolences.

    May 15, 2014
    Marcia McElroy -
  • Dear Alice, I was so saddened to learn about your passing. A week or so ago I picked the first flowers blooming into my yard and left them for you at the front steps of your home. The flowers also carried a note for you urging you to get well soon so that we could get together again for another chat… I will miss that very much. I will miss you. You were such a great Lady, a sweet neighbor and a fun person always with a smile and a sense of humor. Frank and I will always remember our afternoon lunches on our brick patio and the sound of your laughter. You will always be here and your name will never be forgotten.
    Be at peace in your special place in Heaven surrounded by the love of those who went there before you.
    Goodbye, my Lady.
    Frank and Lee

    We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Safir’s children and their families

    May 15, 2014
    Lee and Frank DeMilo -
  • Alice was one of the most absolutely fantastic people I’ve met in my lifetime. I will always remember our summer dinners on her back porch, with wine and great conversation and the sound of the brook in the background. Remember her story about sharing bunks and playing cards on the deck of the ship that took her to Europe in WWII? Or the stories about her children, like Jane (or was it Maryanne?) walking her rabbit on a leash? Or how she came to have a bottle of “Safir” beer on the bar? Most of all, she was so very proud of her grandchildren. I will miss her. My deepest condolences to all of the Safirs.

    May 20, 2014
    Jonathan Orndorff -
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