"My deepest sincere condolences to the family. We shared a great hobby of collecting postcards. I will always remember him with his special stories of collecting ships and the great programs that he shared with our club, Western Reserve Post Card Society.
"Al was the minister at ALPC when my husband and I first joined. In those first couple of years I dealt with a number of traumas, including the loss of family, the knowledge my husband had an incurable illness and additional health issues within the family. So often when it seemed my prayers had gone without an answer, Al's sermons would somehow supply the lost link. From his sermons came the comfort and guidance I needed. I once told him I believed he was a messenger for the Lord. Al just smiled and said,"Thank you"."