Al Mowrer

Birth Date: 
Thursday, November 14, 1946
Date of Passing: 
Friday, March 26, 2021

Wooster – Al Mowrer, 74, has decided it is time to rest.  He worked hard, he played hard and gave it all he could give, and then gave some more to keep the circle of life going but now the circle has closed.

Between his years at The Battery House and then The City of Wooster Utilities and Maintenance departments, everyone knew Al and he knew them. The friendships were genuine and true. He always wanted to be the giver and resisted being a taker.

It the past several years he has humbly and gratefully accepted the help of many to navigate through the day-to-day routines and to clear the hurdles thrown in his path.  While many have been part of his village, his Best Man, who stood by him at his wedding in 1999, has stood by him each and every day since then.  Gordie, your unfailing care and dedication to your friend will never be forgotten.

His oldest brother, two sons and two grandsons survive Al. Most of all, he will forever be missed by his wife Judy, their girls Zhu Zhu, Ditto and his little one, Bailey.

Judy would like to extend her sincere and heartfelt thank you to Michael Moeller who was an integral part of Al’s village of help for the last two years. In addition, thank you to the staff at Wooster Community Hospital’s ER, Med-Surgical, TCU and In-Patient Rehab departments who have treated Al so many times and got him back home with us. Thank you to Dr. Robert Cebul and Dr, Eric Smith who treated Al as a whole person and who were so responsive to each event.  Finally, the staff at the Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault Inpatient Pavilion at LifeCare Hospice who gave him care and dignity to finally allow him to close his circle.

There will be no calling hours or service to respect Al’s wishes.  A green burial will take place at Foxfield Preserve in Wilmot OH.  McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

For those wishing to honor Al’s memory through a gift, please consider making a donation to The Wayne County Humane Society,, for without their dedication to the homeless animals, he would have never known the love of Zhu Zhu and Ditto.

Life has to end, love does not.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

For those wishing to honor Al’s memory through a gift, please consider making a donation to The Wayne County Humane Society,, for without their dedication to the homeless animals, he would have never known the love of Zhu Zhu and Ditto.


There will be no calling hours or service to respect Al’s wishes.  A green burial will take place at Foxfield Preserve in Wilmot OH.


Very sorry to hear of al’ s passing condolences to his family. Frank

Judy & family
So sorry for your loss . Al was a great friend & confidant in the past years ❤️
May he Rest In Peace .

Oh Judy, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for you.

Sorry about the loss of your best friend.

Ms. Judy,

So sorry to hear this news. I’m honored to have known Al, and will miss him. I’ll have good thoughts for you both; take care and please be safe.

Good memories peanut,You came from a good family all the way from you , your brothers and your mom and dad .You did well and Judy caught you along the way .God bless you all .

Judy,our deepest sympathy for your loss of Al. He was such a gentle & caring man. May you have peace knowing he is wrapped in the loving arms of Jesus with no pain. He can now walk & dance with those who have gone before him.

He was always Our UNCLE AL.

Judy, what a humble and beautiful homage to your partner and best friend. Blessings for you and your families.

Scott and Jeff I'm sorry for your loss prayers for you and the family

I don’t exactly remember where I met Al, but it seems like I’ve known him forever. He was always kind and giving and made me feel part of his family. Judy, our heart aches for you. Our thoughts are with you always.

So many words can be said , but Al, you will be missed. We sure had a few laughs at the City. Those memories are the best ...carry on Al ...

I guess I met Al at Leroy's way back in the day during one of our long lunches, Judy. I'll always remember him for his kind nature and laid-back style. You were the strong teammate Al needed, and the two of you built such a happy life together. I'm always here for you, friend.

We are sorry for your loss. May Al rest in peace as you cherish your memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Judy.

Scott, Jeff &Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time! Sorry to hear about your dad.

Judy, I was saddened to hear of Al's passing. May he rest in peace. I wish you Godspeed.

So sorry Judy to hear about AL. Great guy. We had known him for a long time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Judy, to loose a true love and spouse in life is something that no one is ready for. The love Al had for you is something that can never taken away. Hold on to the good memories. Thank you for taking such good care of Scott and Jeff's father. You have Joe and my deepest sympathy

Prayers and sympathy uncle AL. Always enjoyed seeing you at Leroy's

Judy, my sincere condolences in your loss. I knew Al well in our younger days, but unfortunately have somewhat lost touch in later years. A good man and a good friend "back in the day." With Sympathy, Jim Smail

We are so sorry for your loss, Judy.
We will keep you and the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

First time I met Al, he graciously came up to help my Dad and me build our house on Lee Dr. in 1977. We were always grateful...I also remember how much he liked his Plymouth GTX and we had many exchanges at Leroy's...Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Dan has many fond memories of Al, many times spent on the golf course and sharing a beer at LeRoys. He always had a smile on his face and ready to share a good laugh.
Thinking of you and your family as you begin the navigate this new chapter of life.
Hugs & much love for you.

Our hearts are saddened to know that you have lost the love of your life. Al could not have found a better partner than he did in you, Judy. He fought the good fight and you fought right along with him every step of the way. We support you in your recovery journey, and find happiness in knowing that Al is now out of pain and at peace. You are a strong woman, and will go on bringing support to all that you have a passion for in this life. May the days ahead be filled with happy memories, and peace. We will see you soon. xoxox Diane & Bruce

Judy, I am so heartbroken for you. I will remember the laughs and good times at Leroy’s, and the beginning of it all. Hugs to you and the girls.

So sorry to hear about Al he was your love of your life how you have taken care of him over the,years means true love just remember the memories and believe you will see each other again love always Tim

Judy, so sorry to learn of Al's death. My deepest sympathy to you. Ruth

Judy-you are in my thoughts and prayers. I imagine my father (Rex Shaner) and Al have planned a ride together and will have conversations about "baby" Love-Kristie

Judy, Scott, and Jeff - My deepest sympathy. I will always remember Uncle Al calling me “Boo-Boo” and the family gatherings. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Wendy

Al was a member of our off road motorcycle club "The Rough Riders" back when Motocross was just a sport that had arrived from Europe. Still a few of us around to rehash those days. God speed Al...............

Judy our deepest sympathy on your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers. You are a very strong and caring person. I know you loved Al thru your constant care of him. May God help to comfort and heal you and your family.

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