HEATHSVILLE—Alvin E. “Buster” Kragh Jr. of Heathsville passed away on November 2, 2023, at his Mallard Bay home from pancreatic cancer. He was 77 years old.
Alvin was born in Washington, D.C., to parents Alvin Sr. and Helen Edelen Kragh and lived in Charles County, Maryland, most of his life. He moved to the Northern Neck with his wife of 47 years, Nancy, in 2002 after retiring from the Department of Defense. He spent four years in the Navy on the USS Mansfield during the Vietnam War.
Despite being retired, Alvin chose to stay busy. In addition to working on many improvements to their own home on the Great Wicomico River, Alvin’s legacy of kindness and willingness to help others will live on in homes of many others.
He is survived by his wife Nancy; son, Brian; stepsons, Blaine Bowling (Jackie) and Craig Bowling; grandson, Desmond Leo; and step-grandchildren, Kristen Bowling Howell and Jay Bowling; and step-greatgrandson, Eli Howell. He is also survived by siblings, Virginia Lee Kragh, Joseph Kragh, Helena Pogue (Terry) and Patty Collins (Michael); and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Judith Ewing; infant brother, Michael; and stepson, Glenn Bowling.
Arrangements were handled by Currie Funeral Home and a mass celebrating Alvin’s life will be held on Thursday, November 9, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Kilmarnock. The Kragh family wishes to thank Dr. Joseph Bessler and his staff as well as the Infusion Center at Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital for their care; and Hospice of Virginia in Tappahannock for end-of-life care. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Hospice of Virginia, Tappahannock, or St. Frances de Sales Catholic Church, Kilmarnock.