Obituary : Alton L. Wareham
Dr. Alton L. Wareham, age 88, died on February 21. Mr. Wareham was a lifelong Harlem, N.Y., resident and summer resident of Martha's Vineyard. He predeceased his wife of 66 years, Helene.
Al "Doc" Wareham was a practicing dentist, outstanding basketball player with the Harlem YMCA, sports and jazz enthusiast, and a proud graduate of Lincoln and Howard Universities.
He is survived by his two children, Lynn Howell and Roger Wareham; two sisters, Carmine Wareham and Mildred McGee; grandchildren Taiwo and Kehinde Howell, Rahsaan and Naima Wareham; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his private dental practice, "Doc" worked at Harlem Hospital for 45 years. A viewing and funeral service were held on Friday, February 27, at St. James Presbyterian Church in Harlem, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you make donations to: Dr. Alton L. Wareham Fund, Lincoln University, P.O. Box 179 MSC 97, Lincoln University PA 19352- 9999. Services entrusted to Benta's Funeral Home, Inc., 630 St. Nicholas Avenue, NY 10030.
Courtesy of the New York Daily News.