Business leader and real estate developer Albert J. Auer passed away peacefully June 6, 2010. Al was born Oct. 19, 1924 in New Philadelphia, Ohio, to Helen and Ora Auer.
Growing up he attended New Philadelphia High School where he was elected senior class president and played football for legendary coach Woody Hayes.
After graduating from high school in 1942, Al attended Ohio University, and became a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Soon after he volunteered for the Marine Corps and became a 1st lieutenant in the Marines during World War II and was stationed in Guam and China.
Upon his return, Al completed his undergraduate degree from Ohio University and enrolled at Harvard University and earned his MBA in the famous class of 1949. After graduation, Al embarked on a career in the fine china and glass business. It was during this time that Al met Nancy Brister and they married in 1952. A job opportunity with the Gladding McBean Co. led Al to Los Angeles.