I am very fond of Al and have very many good memories because he was my boss at Pratt & Whitney. He made it a good work environment. He truly cared about his crew not only as it related to work, but also as human beings.
It was my pleasure to roast him at his retirement party. At first, Mary looked at him nervously while I was trashing him, but saw that he was laughing along with everyone else.
Over his retirement years I had a chance to meet him and his buddy Ray when my wife and I went to Las Vegas. It was always a pleasure. He was quite the gentleman and gentle person.
Thank you Al. Hope to see you in Heaven.
Rick Boisselle XOXO