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Obituary: ALFRED J. WYATT, of Newburgh NY, formerly of Audubon NJ

Alfred J. Wyatt, 86, of Newburgh, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 19, 2012, at the Philadelphia Protestant Home in Philadelphia, PA.

Upon graduating in 1943 from Northeast High School in Philadelphia, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, where he served as an aerial photographer with the 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron in the South Pacific, stationed on Guam. He served as a crew member on a reconnaissance B29 named "Wild Westy's Wabbits" (F-13A-BN 42-94114 3rd PRS)

After the war, he graduated in 1948 from the School of Modern Photography in New York, NY.

He worked at Charles P. Mills Commercial Photography in Philadelphia, PA.

In 1955 he was hired as the Fine Arts Photographer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where he served as the Director of the PMA Photographic Department until 1976. He and his family lived in Audubon, NJ from 1957-1980.

In 1980 he served as Supervisor of the Photographic Services Department at West Point Military Academy for much of his tenure there until he retired in 1994. During that time he and his wife resided in Newburgh, NY.

His most beloved position was working at the Philadelphia Museum of Art where his artistry and skill as a fine arts photographer was recognized by his colleagues at the museum, local collectors and by many fine arts publications where hundreds of his photos were published.

He spent many summers with his family at Lake George, NY, spanning some 50 years.

He loved his home in Newburgh, NY, and the upstate NY area complete with mountains, lakes and streams and the pageantry of the West Point Military Academy.

Alfred is survived by his loving wife, Camille, of 66 years. Devoted father of three wonderful sons: Scott (Marian) of Champaign, IL, Jeffrey (Joanne) of Hopewell, NJ and Douglas (Carol) of Windermere, FL, and four grandchildren: Christopher and Matthew of New Jersey and Kaitlyn and Shanna of Florida. He took great pride in the success of his sons and grandchildren over the years.

Interment will be at Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Fulfillment Center, 15120 Collections Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60693, in memory of Mr. Wyatt.

Arrangements are by Decker Funeral Home, Warminster, PA.

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