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Alfred Markim, 88, Of Piermont

Alfred Markim played Astro in 1950s TV show "Tom Corbett: Space Cadet."
Alfred Markim played Astro in 1950s TV show "Tom Corbett: Space Cadet." Photo Credit: ShareTV

PIERMONT, N.Y. – Alfred Markim, 88, of Piermont, died Nov. 24.

Markim was a television and movie actor, producer, and the co-founder of Teletronics. He is best known as Astro from the 1950s show “Tom Corbett: Space Cadet.”

He is survived by his wife, Sondra; children Nancy (Fred), Dan (Sue), Gary (Nancy), Nina (John), and Carla (Gregg); 11 adoring grandchildren; and one great-grandchild to be.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jewish Home Foundation (201-784-1414) or Doctors Without Borders ( www.doctorswithoutborders.org ) would be greatly appreciated.

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