Albert W. Puffer

Albert W. Puffer

July 24, 1927 ~ October 30, 2021

Albert was born on July 24, 1927 in Newark, Ohio to Dorothy and Neil Puffer.  He graduated from Arizona State University in 1949 and earned his Masters Degree in education from Fresno State University in 1965.  Drafted into the Army in 1950, he served until 1952.  He met and married his wife while stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey.  He taught elementary school in Coalinga, CA for several years before moving to Turlock in 1965.  Albert was an elementary school principal for 22 years before he retired in 1987. After retirement Al and his wife traveled the world.  He also traveled extensively as a global volunteer teaching English in several countries.  He enjoyed following his favorite sports teams, listening to books and loved spending time with his family.

Al is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ruth Puffer; children Susan Maynard (Rudy), Robert Puffer (Sheila), Mary Diel (Jim) and Laura Steichen (Mark); nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Covenant Living of Turlock’s Benevolent Fund or the charity of the donor’s choosing. 

Private services will be held.

3 Comments

  • Connie Dutra November 6, 2021 4:18 pm

    I remember Mr. Puffer in the late 60’s being our principal at Brown Jr. High. Very nice to everyone. God Bless his family. Love, Connie & Albert Dutra

  • Karen Cabral Barragan November 13, 2021 1:01 am

    Ruth and family…so sorry to hear about Al. Seems like I was a part of your family for years even tho we lived next door. Mark and Debbie will always remember your family. We appreciated having you next door. Rest In Peace Al. Sweet family.

  • Laura November 14, 2021 6:06 am

    As a Concierge at Covenant Village (now known as Covenant Living) I was blessed to get to know Al as I helped him when he came to my desk. One of my favorite things to do was help him reset his watch twice a year when the time changed, even though it took me a few minutes to remember how to do it again each time, Al was very patient with me. : – ) I am praying for Miss Ruth & you children as you navigate your new normal without him.

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