Condolence: With caring thoughts of sympathy for you and your family. Al was a very special man, one that reached out to students, faculty, friends and family. He had so many areas of interest and shared them freely whenever anyone expressed an interest. He had a very special sense of humor and the twinkle in his eye always let you know when he was happy. We have spent so many hours with Al, Liz and family that it is difficult to believe that he is gone from us. As a teacher, students always came first and he spent time trying to fully understand their learning needs and desires. As a friend, we had the pleasure of life long learning across numerous areas of interest with Al. He had a real presence and will be deeply missed. He loved: life, learning new things, good food, good drink, dogs, reading, athletics, cooking, good friends but most of all family. He has left a real imprint in this world. We will forever see his smile and the fun times we had together in our memories. My your memories provide support and comfort to you during this difficult time. All our love - Linda and Steven
Condolence: I enjoyed Al as my professor. He made us both think and laugh! Many years later at the store he shared his secret potato salad recipe using whipping cream. He never ceased to surprise me with his varied intetests and talents. Now Al has joined the really, really big show in the sky, the only one that really counts! God Bless you Liz and family!
Condolence: A lot of my best childhood memories involved Uncle Al. Whether it was at his house during Thanksgiving or at The Lake of the Ozarks in the summer. I am grateful I had the chance to reconnect recently, however brief it was.
Condolence: My sincere and deepest condolences.
I still remember like it was yesterday, when your family kindly let me stay at your house in the summer of 1983. You helped me settle down at NMSU like a father in the US. Thank you, Al! I'm going to miss you!
Condolence: We have so many wonderful memories of this man. He was so kind and helpful. He made us laugh, a lot. I truly enjoyed being directed by him in "the Christmas Memory". Ron says he was truly inspirational to all the students. He created some incredible theatre in this little town of Kirksville. Our thoughts and prayers are with Liz and family.
Condolence: On behalf of the Truman State University Theatre Department, we’d like Liz and Al’s survivors to know that he was a cherished part of our theatre’s past, and his legacy continues. We are so grateful for everything he brought to the program, and we continue his work with passion and commitment. We are so sorry for your loss.
Sincerely, Professors Dana Smith, Ron Rybkowski, Randy Bame, Michelle Davidson, and David Charles Goyette.
Condolence: May you find comfort and peace in knowing that God will soon do away with death, sorrow and pain forever. Revelation 21:4 visit the website at JW.org to see Video on what hope is there for the dead?
Condolence: My most heartfelt loving sympathy to all of you......I had the joy and privilege of getting to know Uncle Al for the first time when he and Mark visited us at our home in NJ for a few days. I so admired his incredible gift of conversation, his attentiveness in listening and learning in what others shared, and most of all the evident passion he had to live life to the fullest with each and every moment. I am grateful for all the loving and kind gestures that he extended to my husband Tony and our family. Each act of kindness and thought meant the world to us. His life is one to be celebrated and cherished and I am most grateful for sharing in a very small part of that life. We love you Uncle Al xoxoxo