Neighbors rally after family loses Alford home

(Ed Harvey) The home at 11 Rowe Road was owned by George Meyer, 58, and Suzanne Meyer, 55.

ALFORD — A Rowe Road house was burned to the ground Sunday afternoon, leaving a family of six without a roof over their heads and most of their worldly possessions in ashes.

The home at 11 Rowe Road was owned by George Meyer, 58, and Suzanne Meyer, 55. It was also occupied by their daughters Michelle Riedel, 29, and Nicole Riedel, 24, Nicole’s boyfriend Paul Margraf, 27, Michelle’s daughter Addison, 5. The family’s six cats, three of which were outside at the time of the fire were unharmed;the three others are still missing.

Peggy Marcus, Suzanne’s mother who lives in Florida, said the family lost everything from birth and marriage certificates, passports and mortgage documents to drawings and photographs, and Addison’s treasured dolls.

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