Al was born in Ridgewood, New York, and moved to East Islip when he was 12. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in January of 1966 and sent to Vietnam that September, less than a month after Joanne and he were married. He returned home in September of 1967 and was discharged from the Army in January of 1968.
He moved back to East Islip in July of 1969 and joined the East Islip Fire Department in January of 1971. He was a member for 43 years, and through those years he served as lieutenant and captain. He also ran for commissioner twice and was elected both times.
Al passed away after responding to a call on September 22, 2014, at the age of 67.
His is the beloved husband of Joanne, loving father of Chris (JoAnn) and Keith (Dana), cherished Pop of Christa, Nicholas, Ryan, Peter, and Julia.
He will always be in the hearts of his family.