Alfred Thomas "Tommy" Dulin

Alfred Thomas “Tommy” Dulin Jr., 83, of Leavenworth passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born Nov. 17, 1934 in Lawrence, Kan. to Alfred T. and Mildred R. Dulin Sr.

At age 11, Tommy moved to Leavenworth with his mother and siblings.He graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1953 and attended the University of Kansas to pursue studies in the Arts.

On March 2, 1957, Alfred married Sylvia True Gayden in Leavenworth. She survives at the home.He is also survived by a son, Brian K. Dulin; a daughter,Carmen R. Dulin; a grandson, Brandon M. Dulin; 12 sisters, Barbara Hayden, Verna Jackson, Dickie Dulin, Sharon Brown, Patricia Enalien, Linda Ealey, Wanda Anderson, Judy Handy, Rita Moppin, Mary Scott, Luella Huff and Norma Reynolds; three brothers: James Huff, Larry Huff and Charles Huff; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Alfred proudly served and retired from the Army Reserves, then pursued a career as a Graphics Artist in Civil Service at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas where he retired after 43 years. He was always very active in the community to include participating on the Leavenworth Planning Commission and various other endeavors.

Alfred was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles Dulin; his stepfather, Lester L. Huff Sr.; and a step-brother, Lester L. Huff Jr.

Family visitation will be from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at Independent Baptist Church. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 11:30 a.m. at the church. Burial with military honors will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Arrangement by R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Alfred T. Dulin, to the Richard Allen Cultural Center, where he dedicated his time and resources because of his passion and desire to preserve African American history in Leavenworth, Kan., for current and future generations.