Deceased February 19, 2017
Al Steuber died from complications of prostate cancer on Feb. 19, 2017, at the age of 88. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, his moving memorial service in Savannah, Ga., was available online.
Al came to Amherst from Brighton High School in Rochester, N.Y. He joined Alpha Delta Phi and had many friends in the class. Al was a fine lineman on the Amherst football team. He was good enough to be drafted by the Baltimore Colts.
Al, the late Fred Hollister ’50 and I toured the West one college summer in an old car with sleeping bags and little money. You could not have had a more companionable traveler than Al.
After Amherst he went to Harvard Business School and served as a gunnery officer on a destroyer in the Navy.
Following stints with GE and IBM, Al joined Bankers Leasing, which was subsequently bought by Prudential Insurance. The name was changed to PruLease, where Al functioned as president as well as vice president of Prudential. He first retired to Cape Cod and then moved to Savannah. He enjoyed woodworking in a completely outfitted shop, plus golf. In his mid-40s Al became very interested in Christianity. Later he helped found a new church in Savannah. He also served as a reader for the blind on Georgia Radio Service.
After his first date with Jane Fraser in 1954 (a blind date, I might add), he knew she was the girl he was going to marry. Throughout the years they celebrated the day they met in contrast to their wedding day. Al is survived by Jane; brother Harry ’56; three children—Harry Steuber, Laura Dalton and Amy Jablonski; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
John W. Priesing ’50