GREENWICH, Conn. ‒ Alfred Uihlein Elser Jr., of Greenwich, died Sunday, Feb. 24. He was 78.
Born in Milwaukee, Elser was the son of Alfred Uihlein Elser Sr. and Gertrude Emma Deuster. A graduate of the Milwaukee Country Day School, Elser received a BA in physics at Princeton University in 1956, and an MS in applied mathematics from Stanford University in 1958.
An employee of IBM from 1958-1994, Elser had marketing and management jobs in the San Francisco Bay area, Washington, D.C., and Westchester County. He sold large scientific, engineering and management systems to the Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, NASA, the National Security Agency, the Atomic Energy Commission, NOAA and the Department of Defense. He was a long-time member of Christ Church, Greenwich.
Elser is survived by his wife, Anne; a son, Alfred Uihlein Elser lll, of Hanover, N.H.; two daughters, Elizabeth Lee Elser, of Milwaukee, and Amy Elser Hall; a son-in-law, Matthew Reed Hall; two grandchildren; a brother, Albert Christian Elser II, and sister-in-law, Storm Garrison Elser, of Lakewood Ranch, Fla.; and a brother-in-law, George Everett Hall of Riverside.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 1, at 11 a.m. at Christ Church, 254 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to any of the following organizations: Christ Church, Greenwich; Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich; SeniorNet, in care of Town of Greenwich Senior Center; The New Millennium Committee of the Planetary Society, 85 South Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105-1602; The Heritage Foundation, PO Box 97057, Washington, DC 20077-7315; The Westie Foundation of America, Inc., c/o Gary Sackett, Donor Manager, 16813 Wood Song Court, Riverside, CA 92504.