Dave Alford passed away March 11, 2005 at the age of 49. He was a great guy and a great musician.

He and his friends were instrumental in getting me interested in playing guitar. He was in a band with my friend Steve Wilson's brother Dave, and we used to hang out when they practiced. He was later in a band called "Helberlyn". A few years later, I got to be in a band with him for a few months (Helberlyn Mark II).

His obituary and links to his music follow. Rest in Peace, brother !!


David Paul Alford

Age 49, of Wilmington, DE died Friday, March 11, 2005 at home.

Dave was currently employed as a sales manager for Berger Brothers in Wilmington, and had been there for about 20 years. He earned his associates degree from Wesley College. He was a very active member of Crossroads Presbyterian Church, where he served as a member of the Music Worship Team. He was an accomplished musician, writing his own music. He enjoyed the beach and quiet times at home. Dave was a dear and caring man that was loved by everyone.

He is survived by his wife, Selina C. Alford; his father, Lawrence T. Alford and his wife, Jean of Smyrna; his mother, Helen D. Alford of Middletown; 2 brothers, Jeff Alford and his wife, Shannon of New Castle and Steve Alford of Clayton and his fiance, Chrissy of Newark; 2 sisters, Heather Triozzi and her husband, John of West Chester and Terry Eldridge and her husband, Bob of Townsend. Dave is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be Wednesday evening at 7 pm at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 627 Vance Neck Road, Middletown. Friends may call at the CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington on Wednesday from 11-1 pm. Graveside service will be Wednesday afternoon at 2 pm at Gracelawn Memorial Park, DuPont Highway, New Castle.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Building Fund of Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 627 Vanc Neck Road, Middletown, DE 19709. www.chandlerfuneralhome.com

[published 03/13/2005 in the Wilmington, Delaware News Journal]

"Helberlyn" Page
on GarageBand.com

"Music by Dave Alford" Page
on GarageBand.com

"Music by Dave Alford" Page
on soundClick.com

Several of Dave's Songs linked from this site:

Alford Blues (Solo)

Shades of Gray (Helberlyn)

Changes All in Time (Helberlyn)

"Helberlyn" Page
on Soundclick.com