Al was born in Trenton, N.J., and came to Princeton from Trenton Central High School. He majored in chemistry and wrote his thesis on molecular rearrangements. He was a member of Dial Lodge and manager of the Student Tailor Shop.
After graduation, Al spent four years at the Yale University School of Medicine and two years in an internship and residency at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y. After two years in the Army Medical Corps, Al went into private practice in West Long Branch, N.J., with a special interest in diabetes and hypoglycemia.
In addition to serving on several medical boards and committees, Al served on the local school board and the board of his temple. In retirement he created an instructional DVD for diabetics and took up the violin.
Al’s first wife, Helen Rochestie, died after 40 years of marriage. He is survived by his second wife, Vivian Vitale, his son Stephen, his daughter Debra, and five grandchildren.