Al Bragg, 99, of Richmond, Va., formerly of Sarasota, Fla., passed away January 9, 2016. Alonzo was a resident of Brookdale, Virginia at the time of his passing. He graduated in 1935 from Charlottesville High School. Al was a US Postal Service employee prior to enlisting in the US Navy during WWII. He was awarded the American Area, the Asiatic-Pacific and the Victory-WWII Medals and served in the Pacific Theater of Operations in Guam during WWII.
He was a US Postal Service employee for 36 years. He was a lifetime member of the Elks and a Past Commander of American Legion Post 74 in Charlottesville, VA, and a member of St. John's Methodist Church while residing in Sarasota. Al was a warm and loving husband, father, grandfather, and a good friend to all he knew. He leaves behind Carol, his best friend and beloved wife of 76 years, his son & daughter-in-law Richard Bragg & Val Murphey, of Richmond, his daughter & son-in-law Yvonne & Paul Lanphear formerly of Sarasota, plus 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Employee Appreciation Fund at Brookdale Imperial Plaza, 1711 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.HillandWood.com.