Read about Al in Truman Review, and think he and I started KSTC Fall 56 together and he had 55 Pontiac Convertible Black and Red, Didn't know Al well but taught and shared ride with Liz to Hurdland 59-61 where she was excellent Business Ed. instructor. Nice to see he had a good and long life.
Larry F. Burke - Saturday January 27, 2018 via Condolence Message
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
Linda Workman and Steven Cochran - Sunday November 19, 2017 via Condolence Message
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!
Linda Grgurich - Sunday November 12, 2017 via Condolence Message
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.
Brett Billington - Monday October 16, 2017 via Condolence Message
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!
Naoki Takao - Sunday October 15, 2017 via Condolence Message
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.
Gina & Ron Rybkowski - Saturday October 14, 2017 via Condolence Message