Albert Wall passed away (unexpectedly) at Lodi Memorial Hospital on June 20, 2012. Al was born on April 16, 1926, in Turtle Lake, ND to Michael and Katheryn Wall. Al grew up in Lodi where he met his wife, Susan (Garfolo) of 67 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and 7 brothers and sisters. Prior to serving his country in the Korean War, Al graduated from Moulder Barber College in Sacramento. After returning from service in the Army, Al started his barbering career at the Miracle Mile Barbershop in Stockton. In 1960, he took ownership of the Lincoln Village Barbershop until his semi-retirement in 1993. During his barbering career Al cut the hair of many families, spanning 3 generations, and served as counselor to many men. In his spare time, Al was an avid inventor with more than 15 patents on hair styling products. In retirement Al enjoyed cutting hair for friends and family, gardening, his daily morning coffee club at McDonalds on Lodi Ave, social visits to many of his younger neighborhood friends, and watching the O'Rielly Factor. Al is survived by his loving wife, Susan; son, Mark Wall and wife, Ann; daughter, Denise Ost and husband, Chris; grandsons, Anthony Wall and "Chipper" Ost. He is survived by brother, Bill Wall, sisters, Ruth Stiehr and Viola Lippert, and many nephews and nieces. A viewing will be held at the Lodi Funeral Home at 725 S. Fairmont Ave. in Lodi on Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27 between 8am and 8pm. Committal will be private. A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.com where memories can be shared. Lodi Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from June 23 to June 30, 2012