MAJ. ALFRED HARTIG JR. U.S. Air Force, Retired Alfred Louis Hartig Jr., 92, of Boulder City, passed away Dec. 26, 2013. He was born April 7, 1921, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Alfred and Ethel (nee Poppe) Hartig. Alfred served his country in U.S. Air Force. He served during World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars. In 1968, after retiring from the military as a major, he taught high school and became the high school assistant principal at Yucaipa High School for many years. Alfred was a family man and a man of God. He was a member of Grace Community Church. He loved to work with his hands and was an excellent wood worker and metal worker. Alfred was an active member of the American Legion. He recently received his 65-year pin from the Masonic Lodge. He was also a retired Elk member. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Martin Hartig; a son, Alfred Hartig III; and a daughter, Barbara Brown. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hartig; two sons, William "Bill" Hartig and wife, Rebecca, and John Hartig and wife, Laurie; a daughter Elizabeth Borski and husband, Robert; two stepsons, Bill Summerfield and his wife, Maria, and Scott Schick; 12 grandchildren, Katie Wells, Andrew Hartig, Tara Gordon, Chris Brown, Brad Borski, Kyle Borski, Nick Hartig, Eric Hartig, David Summerfield, Daniel Summerfield, Katie Swinski and Sara Hogan; and 16 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City. Alfred will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Grace Community Church in Boulder City in his honor. Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at

Published in Boulder City Review on Jan. 2, 2014