Mimi, we are sorry for your loss. Uncle Al was my youngest uncle and, of course, the coolest of them all. He always had the best cars, sharpest clothing and the most worldly stories of all my uncles. As a kid, I visited his sister, my Aunt Julie, in Port Washington, NY during the summers of my youth and Uncle Al gave me a ride back home to Massachusetts after one of those visits. It was a fun ride for a pre-teen that idolized his uncle. I remember him missing an important exit on our trip but he never lost his cool, he got directions at a gas station and soon we were back on the proper highway. He popped in at my aunt's house many times during the summers I was visiting and it was always a great treat when he arrived. New stories and new things to do because Uncle Al was in town.
We will all miss him and our hearts go out to you for your loss.