View Full Version : OCU's Alvin Passes Away

09-09-2009, 11:34 PM

Alvin Naifeh, 76, passed away on September 5, 2009. He was born to Dora Kouri Naifeh and Noimmer Naifeh April 26, 1933 in Sapulpa, Okla. Following his graduation from Classen High School in 1953, Alvin attended classes at Oklahoma City University. He volunteered for & appeared in Lyric Theatre productions. He also worked in the campus post office. Alvin was an icon at OCU, and many people knew who he was and admired him for his accomplishments. Alvin's Cafe is a special place on OCU's campus and is named in his honor. He loved the Lord, movies, and plays. Thank you to Dr. & Mrs. Walker & Wilt Conine, who were special friends to Alvin. He is survived by Eleanor & Jean Vandruff, their children & grandchildren; Carrie Lee Kouri & her children & grandchildren. David & Susie Opp were his loving caregivers in recent years. Alvin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Addy & Mary Kouri; his parents; aunts & uncles. He will be greatly missed. The funeral service to honor Alvin will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church at 3 PM, Wednesday, September 9th. Visitation will be at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home, 1401 NW 23, on Tuesday from 10 to 6.

Alvin Naifeh Obituary: Alvin Naifeh?s Obituary by the The Oklahoman. (

09-09-2009, 11:57 PM
This is really sad. I'm an OCU alumn, and I used to see him around campus all of the time. He was really outgoing and friendly, and never seemed to have a bad day. His usual response to "Whats up Alvin?" would be "Oh, the sun, the sky, and the stars.." It really is a sad time for OCU, he was an icon around that campus.

09-10-2009, 07:38 AM
That's so sad. He was such a nice guy. He always said hi to everyone when he was trucking around campus.