Alvin “Al” Gaines, formerly of Charleston, SC, Milford, CT and Tucson, AZ, passed into Heaven in Brooksville, FL on August 17, 2013. He was the husband of Donna (Testa) Gaines, the son of Anna Glenn Gaines and the late Murrel I. Gaines, the son-in-law of the late Nicholas C. and Ethel Testa.
Alvin was a Navy veteran, having served as a Pharmacy Tech. during the Vietnam Era. After an Honorable Discharge, he worked at the two Veterans Hospitals in CT as a PT and then as a Letter Carrier in both Milford, CT and Charleston, SC, where he retired after 33 yrs. in Government Service, having received numerous awards and certificates during his those times.