Alan died of heart failure on June 12, 2001, at his Pennington home, survived only by his sister Alicia. Born in Trenton, Big Al came to Princeton from the Hun School. He spent his career working in the New Jersey court system.
Alan played freshman football and worked on the Prince, but we remember him best sitting at Quadrangle, playing bridge, APBA, and poker. Creative yet prescient bids and bets, shrewd calculation of probabilities, and the occasional power-snooze made him a fearsome opponent and occasionally a fearsome partner. Big Al was also a hoops and volleyball terror, gleefully using his not-inconsiderable bulk to intimidate lesser opponents. And when the lights finally went out at Quad, Big Al would wander back to wake his roommates, offer them a beer, and persuade them to play "just one rubber."
Big Al loved his friends, Quadrangle, and Princeton, probably in that order, and was loved in turn by all those with whom he came in contact. In his memory, his friends are donating a card table and chairs to Quadrangle, where his picture on a memorial plaque will beam down on card players yet unborn. Persons interested in contributing to the memorial should contact Bill Jones at 212-315-8344.
The Class of 1973