Albert Ray Neff
September 9, 1947 – February 7, 2019
Albert R. Neff, age 71, of Columbus, Ohio passed away on Thursday February 7, 2019 at 1:30 am. He is preceded in death by parents Donald and Lenora Neff. He is survived by many friends, many of whom enriched his life for many years. He was an alumnus of The Ohio State University where he earned Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and Ph.D. degrees, all in the College of Education.
Al’s professional career was dedicated to education and public service in several different roles: He was: a teacher at both the secondary and university levels: an employment and training administrator for a community action agency; an administrator in the office of two-year campuses at the Ohio Board of Regents; an education administrator and community programs administrator at the Ohio Department of Youth Services. Most recently he served as director of the Center of Excellence at The Ohio State University
A lifelong resident of Columbus, Ohio, Al had a curious mind and a love of learning. He was a lover of music, photography, and most of all, golf. He was a devoted fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and attended most of their home games.
He is and will be dearly missed. In lieu of a formal service, a private Celebration of Life dinner will be announced and held this summer so that his snow bird friends may attend.
In lieu of flowers:
Memorial gifts in Al’s name may be sent to: the Albert R. Neff Fund at the Columbus Foundation.
Kobacker House Hospice
Physical checks may be sent to:
Ohio Health Hospice indicating “In Memory of Albert R. Neff”
800 McConnell Dr
Columbus, OH 43214
Al wished to thank all who made it possible for him to “fight the fight” and maintain a rewarding quality of life on his journey.
Please visit www.OhioCremation.org to leave an online condolence.