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Elbert "Al" J. Akins

Elbert “Al” J. Akins, 79, passed away December 26, 2008. He was born December 31, 1927 in Gilbert, AR.

Mr. Akins attended Arizona State University for two years, majoring in Business Administration, before being drafted. He served in the US Army and in 1950 was Master Sergeant to the Adj. General Corps in Korea. He was Superintendent of Purchasing for an aerospace firm for 30 years.

A member of Lion’s Club, he enjoyed golfing and played on league baseball, softball and college track teams.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wilma Akins of Fallbrook, CA; daughters Aileen Merling, Vista, CA, Claire Penton, San Diego, CA; Jenny Akins, Fallbrook; granddaughters Rachel Penton, Vista, CA, Beth Merling, Vista, CA; grandson Brad Merling, Phoenix, AZ; and great-granddaughter Sydney Sijan, La Costa, CA.

A memorial service was held December 31, 2008.


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