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.