Al died Dec. 11, 2002. He was 82.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Al devoted his business career to the petrochemical industry. He retired from Conoco Chemicals in Houston many years ago.
During WWII, Al served in the Army as executive officer in the 517th Field Artillery. His fellow '43ers esteemed him to the extent that they elected him class president to a five-year term.
Al affected the life of almost everyone he met. A friend summed up this propensity when he wrote, "Alfred was one of the most urbane, socially adept persons in Cap and Gown. He enjoyed himself, and because he was so bright, could make his way easily through the academic thickets. I'm certain he was equally successful in the business world."
Al is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Marie Louise McCown, affectionately known to all as "Bit"; son Alfred; and two grandchildren, Mirabai Rive and Nikolas Lacazette.
To the family, the class extends its deepest condolences.
The Class of 1943