Alfred R. Traphagan was born on September 15, 1936 in Bakersfield, Ca. He attended Downey High School in Modesto, Ca. where he enjoyed playing quarterback on the varsity football team all four years.
In September of 1955, Alfred married his beloved wife, Susan. They soon moved to Escalon where they raised their two sons, Troy and Jason. Al had a passion for the outdoors and animals. He spent most of his life raising and training horses and mules for both show, and personal use. His downtime consisted of fishing at the lake and camping in the mountains for weeks at a time. Al was an active member of the Oakdale Saddle Club for many years where he helped host events and established life-long friendships. His life experiences created stories for any situation and he loved telling them to anyone who needed a good laugh. Al passed away on Tuesday, March 7th. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be deeply missed. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Alfred and Fey Traphagan, as well as his sons, Troy and Jason Traphagan. He is survived by his wife, Susan, his grandson, Brandon and his granddaughter, Amanda (Dirk Swanson). In lieu of flowers and services, the family asks that you please pay your respects to Al by donating to the Escalon Library.
The Escalon (Calif.) Times
March 15, 2017