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Obituary: Alan Maylor, 94, British Army Sgt. Major

Alan Maylor, 94, formerly of Barrington, East Providence and Boynton Beach, FL, died Wednesday surrounded by his loving family and caregivers. He was the husband of Beatrice (Almeida) Maylor and the late Barbara (Smith) Maylor.

He was born in Horwich, Lancanshire, England and raised in Paisley Scotland. He came to the US in 1947 and was employed by S.E.Maylor Co. Refractories Plibrico Sales and Service. He purchased the company in 1957 and formed the Alan I. Maylor Co. Inc. Refractories and soon after established the Atlas Boiler Works and Acme Boiler Rentals retiring in 2010.

He enjoyed Golf, travel, ballroom dancing and big band music. He was a member of the Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach and the RI Country Club. He was a fan of the Patriots and Boston Red Sox. He had a kennel and bred and showed German Shepherds and raised one Champion.

He served 8 years before and during WWII with the British Army. During the allied evacuation of France in 1940, he got out of the country at the Port of St. Nazaire. He served the rest of the War in North Africa and Italy retiring as a Sgt. Major.

Besides his wife he is survived by a son, David A. Maylor of Seekonk and a daughter Cynthia Ann Maylor of Warren. He was also the father of the late Susan E. Maylor and brother of the late Marjorie Evans. He was an active member and supporter of St. Matthew and Mark Church in Barrington and helped build the new Sunday school addition. His favorite passion was pride in the business he owned and developed. He loved nothing more than traveling the New England territory interacting with people and developing work. He was aided by his late wife, Barbara who served as office manager for many years.

The funeral will be held on Monday at 11AM in St. Matthew and Mark Church 5 Chapel Road Barrington. Calling hours will be in the Smith-Mason Funeral Home 398 Willett Avenue Riverside on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Burial will private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Matthew and Mark Church or the SPCA would be appreciated. 

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