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Alfred Heller

San Rafael, California

1929 - 2019

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Alfred E. Heller

(1929-2019)

Alfred E. Heller, an editor, writer, environmental advocate, and leading authority on international expositions, passed away on December 20 in San Rafael after a short illness. He was 90 years old. Mr. Heller was a fourth generation Californian. A progressive,...

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Alf was an inspiring mentor and generous donor during my early years at The Nature Conservancy. He was one of California's most influential conservationist; he leaves an indelible and immeasurable legacy.

Alfred was one of the most earnest and gentle of men, yet he had strong beliefs and vision. Our family loved his quiet humor. We miss him.

Very sad to learn of Alf's passing. Best wishes and condolences to family. Alf opened the door to my publishing career in the attractions industry when he hired me to work at World's Fair magazine in 1987. I will always remember him with fondness and respect.