An email from George Sherman brings the following sad news:
“I’m very sad to have to report that Al has passed away. Thank you to Ann Tankersley for alerting me about it this morning. I just talked on the phone to one of Al‘s sons who verified that Al passed away late last Saturday night (early Sunday morning). His obituary should be posted in the Ridgecrest Daily Independent starting tomorrow (which can be viewed at http://www.ridgecrestca.