Described as a contemporary Will Rogers, Al Weiss never met a man or a person he didn’t like.
Weiss, the owner of Weiss Stationary, which was in Cedarhurst for 56 years, died on Dec. 5. He was 82.
The Central Avenue store opened in 1956 and became the place for companies to buy office supplies in bulk or the casual patron to purchase a writing pad or two in the days before the huge warehouse stores took over the industry.
Whether one shopped in the store as a major corporate customer or a casual one-purchase consumer, after dealing with Al that person came away feeling like they had made a friend.
Al treated everyone with friendship, respect and a true sense of caring. One left Al’s company feeling special. He always had a joke to share and loved to make people laugh.
Al put friends and family above himself. Whenever anybody needed anything, Al was always there. No task too big or small for him. He will truly be missed.
He is survived by his wife Ruth, daughters Elysa and Sharon, son-in-law Larry and grandchildren Alex, Samantha and Nicole.