March 1, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Word is starting to spread around West Bend about the sudden death of Al Carrier.
“Al was a long-time Volunteer and Board Member at Full Shelf Food Pantry,” said Michelle Mayer, Full Shelf Food Pantry Board Secretary. “In fact, he volunteered just yesterday, Thursday, morning. On behalf of the Board of Directors, Al will be greatly missed.”
Carrier was also active in the local tennis community.
“Al will be missed but leaves quite a legacy in the West Bend tennis community,” wrote John Gambucci. “He was a master at getting kids to relax on the court. Al was also great at showing his players that life lessons could be taught through the game of tennis. He was a coach for all the right reasons and encouraged his athletes to be better people through the lessons they learned on the court.”
John Rozak of West Bend said Carrier passed away on Thursday. “Al was just a great person and a great tennis coach for years at West Bend High School,” said Rozak. “Every morning Al was at the Food Pantry. He was just a great person.”
Greg Straub played tennis with Carrier. “I played tennis with Al and over time grew to understand and admire the person within the gruff exterior. Al was a fiercely competitive person but valued the true principals of fairness and sportsmanship beyond the passion to win. Always ready with a quick-witted comment, Al will be dearly missed by all that had the opportunity to truly know him.”
Funeral arrangements will be posted when information becomes available.