Alfred Edward Johnbrier
July 30, 1935 – November 8, 2022
Alfred Edward Johnbrier "Al", 87, of Bowie, MD, passed away on November 8, 2022. Born July 30, 1935, in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of Edward William Johnbrier and Mary Ann Fritch Johnbrier.
Al dropped out of school in the 10th grade to work to support his mother and sister and then joined the USAF. He spent 23 years working with logistics and was stationed in Landsberg, Germany; Fairbanks, Alaska; Charleston, South Carolina; Bangkok, Thailand; McGuire AFB, New Jersey; Air Force One at Andrews AFB, Maryland; OSI, Washington, DC.
He met Joann Youngfleisch in 1960 at a dance at Westview Park in Pittsburgh and they were married on June 2, 1962.
In 1976, he and Joann and their 3 daughters moved to Bowie, MD in anticipation of his retirement from the military in 1977. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching sports, and especially the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.
Al started a second career after his military retirement, allowing him and Joann to travel, always making friends around the country.
Surviving him are his wife of 60 years, Joann; daughter Christine (Rick Garvin), Rick's daughters Elizabeth and Anastasia; daughter Denise Harman (David); grandson Jared Harman, great-grandson Easton Martin; daughter Karen (Guy Bowsher); brother-in-law Charles Youngfleisch (Dorathy); cousin Betty Ann Hochberg (Richard), cousins, nieces, and nephews; preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Mary Ann Lucas McCarthy. He is deeply missed by his family, including his grand-dogs, Kona and Sandy.
Viewing is to be held Tuesday, November 15, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Beall Funeral Home, Bowie, MD. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Chapel on the Hill, Bowie, MD. Internment immediately following at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to Saint Jude's Children’s Hospital or Tunnel to Towers Foundation.