Hamilton City Schools will be closed Monday in memory of school board member Tom Alf, who passed away this week at the age of 70. Alf was a long time teacher and administrator in the district, and just last week won re-election to the school board. Alf's career in education spanned over 40 years, and also included positions in the New Miami and Talawanda school districts. He was a teacher at Roosevelt Junior High, as well as George Washington and Garfield Junior Highs. Alf also served as assistant principal and principal at Garfield Middle School, and Hamilton High School.
Alf was a 1967 graduate of Garfield High School, and received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Miami University. Alf made headlines this past summer when he walked from his Hamilton home to a Reds game at Great American Ballpark to mark his 70th birthday. Visitation will be held 2pm-6pm Sunday at Hamilton High School, and funeral services will take place at 10am Monday at Sacred Heart Church in Fairfield.