Alvin Douglas Stirtzinger, of Beamsville, died at his home Tuesday, August 26th, aged 68 years. Born in Pelham Township, he moved to Tintern at the age of 11 years where he resided until 5 years ago, when he came to reside in Beamsville,
During his stay in Tintern he was an active member of Tintern United Church, and was superintendent of the Sunday School for some years and recording secretary of that church for over 25 years.
Mr. Stirtzinger was the agent of the Clinton Mutual Fire Insurance Company for Clinton and Louth Townships, and was tax collector for Clinton Township for 17 years. He was recently assessor for Beamsville for 3 years, and took an active part in politics, being a staunch Liberal. From 1935 to 1940 he was inspector of the Agriculture Development Board of Lincoln County, failing health forcing him to retire from this position. He was a member of Court Campden, C.O.F., and was a member of Trinity United Church, Beamsville, since taking up residence in that town.
Surviving are his wife, the former Beatrice Hoffman; four daughters, Hazel, at home; Mrs. Keith Comfort, Mrs. Alfred Jeffrey, both of Beamsville, and Mrs. Paul High, of Jordan; one sister, Mrs. James D. Book, of Smithville; and one brother, Judson, of Louth Township.
The funeral was held from his residence on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment was in Mount Osborne Cemetery, Beamsville.