Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

January 24, 2013

Alvan C. Hirshberg, 86

Formerly of Haverhill — Alvan C. Hirshberg, LCDR U.S. Navy retired, died peacefully January 16, 2013, in Cary, N.C. surrounded by his two sons.

Mr. Hirshberg was born in Haverhill on March 14, 1926, the son of the late Eva and Harry Hirshberg.

He was the husband of the late, June Betty (Novick) Hirshberg and is survived by his two sons, Steven P. Hirshberg of Andover, and Robert J. Hirshberg of Cary, N.C., together with Dr. Yang Xin, like a loving daughter, also of Cary, N.C. and his dear daughter-in-law, Susan Hirshberg of Andover; David Hirshberg of North Andover, is his grandson. His surviving brother is, Dr. Milton J. Hirshberg of Harwich, and sister, Elaine Hirshberg of West Palm Beach, Fla.

ARRANGEMENTS: His graveside service with military honors was held on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Children of Israel Cemetery, Middle Rd. Haverhill. A memorial period followed the interment on Sunday until 10 p.m. at his son Steven’s home. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and Bradford. To view his complete obituary or to send a condolence to his family, please visit