Al and I graduated from Curtis and went on to Pratt Institute, he in Architecture, I was in Engineering. We commuted on the bus, ferry and 2 subways each way. I used to be his lead blocker to protect his models as we made our way down the subway tunnels against the traffic.
I left SI in 1963 and moved to CA.
I enjoyed seeing Al at all the Curtis reunions. He was always a good person and I know he will be missed by all.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.