Arrangements under the direction of Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home, New York, NY.
Roberto Alfalla, Devoted Father of 4, Dies at 78
Roberto Alfalla died on July 2, 2011 at 12:40 A.M. at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC due to complications from a heart attack and stroke. He was a happy and loving man who was a devoted father. He is survived by his four children Roberto A. Alfalla, Darlynn M. Alfalla, Paul M. Alfalla, James A. Alfalla and grand daughter Gabriela Alfalla. He was also a loving husband to Loyda R. Alfalla. They were divorced in 1976.
Roberto Alfalla retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 2000 after 43 years of service. He also served in the U.S. Armed Forces and was stationed in Iceland during the Cold War. He was honorably discharged.
Roberto Alfalla was also a pitcher for a minor league baseball Team in New York City. He had a great love of baseball his entire life and was an avid Mets fan.
There will be a private service for the family on Monday July 4, 2011 at the Walter B. Cooke Funeral in Manhattan. A future memorial service will be planned in his hometown of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
Roberto Alfalla was a lover of nature and a Brooklyn Heights resident for many years of his life. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens: