Al Lerner

Rancho Mirage, California

1919 - 2014 (Age 94)

Guest Book

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Dear Al. Did now know for some reason you had a guest book on line. So I am very late.....You are one person I will never forget...that's impossible.
I l0ved the way we bantered back and forth with your unparalleled sense of humor. Life did not pass you by. Of course you were best know for your amazing career...but I cared more for you as an individual rather than a pianist. You are missed for sure. I know you are in heaven....and at age 86, it may not too long before I join...

I miss you pop.

HAPPY BELATED 95th BIRTHDAY. I hope you and my dad are still reminiscing wherever you are. Take Care.--Victor L.

So sorry for your loss,Al was a familiar face in our home in Cleveland Ohio,gave me a few piano lessons too.but he really came over for mom's spegetti he loved.
my brother SAl Dottore (known as Pee Wee Dottore, and Victor Corpora ,played sax,clarinet,traveling with Al.all over the country.WE all moved here to palm springs as well.I remember Al as a perfect gentleman, a fabulous talented muscian ,loved by all that knew him. My condolences to his family and children. Fran...

Sad to hear of a dear friend and fellow musician with my brother Sal Dottore also known as Pee Wee Dottore.A sax and clarinet musician, played with Al and all the name Bands. Al gave me a few piano lessons,growing up in Cleveland Ohio. He loved my Moms spegetti the best he would say. What a sweeet man .I also knew all the pals that he toured on the road with espcially Victor Corpora. My condolences to all his Family and loved ones. He will surely be missed .
Fran Dottore (Kitcko)

You were truly a friend in deed and need .forever concerned with my wellbeing . you will be sorely missed . .

Al brought smiles to our office for many years. He truly will be missed. He was a very talented man with entertaining stories and a twinkle in his eye. Our deepest sympathy to his dear family and friends.

His music is our music so he will always be with us...

Bob and I feel so blessed to have had Al in our lives over the past 14 years.He shared his talent and his history so freely along with his quick wit,friendship and generosity of spirit.He will be missed very much.


Al's Obituary

Al LernerAl Lerner died peacefully January 19, 2014 at Eisenhower Hospital of Prostate Cancer. His wife of twenty-three years, Jonne', was at his side. He was the last member of the original Harry James Orchestra to die. Al was born in Cleveland, Ohio April 7, 1919. He began piano lessons at the...

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