ALBERT SITZER (Age 89) "Al"
A former area resident, died on October 26, 2012 at his home in Lubbock, Texas, of kidney failure. Al was born May 12, 1923 in New York City. During World War II, he was with the U.S. Army Air Forces. He married Ruth Abraham of Alexandria, VA on March 3, 1946.
Graphic art and documentary film production was his lifetime profession. He worked for the U.S. Navy in Washington, DC, and for the U.S. Air Force in New Mexico and at Andrews Air Force Base. He also worked for the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal. He retired in 1980 with 33 years of military and civilian service. Following his government career, he was a graphic artist with the Walt Disney Co. In his spare time, Al also produced fine art, specializing in southwestern subjects, and sold many paintings throughout New Mexico and West Texas. Al loved the desert Southwest, never tiring of its beauty and people. Al and Ruth retired to Lubbock in 1991.
Al was a member of Congregation Shaareth Israel in Lubbock and, until recently, Congregation Agudas Achim in Alexandria. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two sons, Scott Sitzer (Nancy) of Arlington, VA, and Larry Sitzer (Margie) of Hobbs, NM; four grandchildren; a sister; and several nieces and nephews. Services and interment were held previously in Lubbock.