Al Furman died peacefully on July 15, 2015 at the age of 83 in his home in Deerfield Beach, Florida after a long battle following multiple hip replacement surgeries.
He dedicated his life to helping others less fortunate than himself working first with the United States Agency for International Development and then with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. His postings included Dhaka Bangladesh, Port-au-Prince Haiti, Rome Italy, Kingston Jamaica and Sana’a Yemen.
He is survived by a loving wife Sharon to whom he was married for 35 years. He is also survived by eight children, Brad, Michelle, Allyson, Scott and Christopher, Susan Black, Amy Purcell, Sean Purcell, 11 grandchildren, his brothers Ed and Grant and his sister Marge and many nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed for his sense of humor, his love for his wife and children and families and his passion for woodworking.*