Closed Album: Al Underberg

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On January 30th I received a phone call from Marilyn Underberg that her husband, Al had passed away that morning after a brief illness.

Al Underberg was a member of our society from 1988 and served our society as Vice President between 2004 and 2010. Al had a huge stamp collection, besides map stamps he collected stamps of places he visited and collected stamps of countries he visited on his travels. He told me that traveling was actually his biggest hobby, before (map) stamp collecting.

Al and Marilyn were members of the Travelers Century Club and have visited 167 countries. In his office in St. Peters-burg where he worked as an attorney, he had a world map with pins indicating all the places he had visited.

His recent focus was on scientific re-search in philately and founded the Institute for Analytical Philately.  He was Vice President of the St. Petersburg Stamp Club.

Al is survived by his wife Marilyn, his four daughters and sons-in law and nine grandchildren. I will always remember his hospitality and generosity when we met and during my stays at their home in St. Petersburg, FL.

All members of the CPS thank Al for his service to the Society and express our condolences to Marilyn and his family.

Mark Honig

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