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Alban B. McCann
January 2, 1931 ~ August 12, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Al McCann, age 92, passed peacefully away at Abbington Assisted Living on 8-12-2023 surrounded by his wife and good friend, Pam.
Al was born on January 2, 1931 in Zanesville, Ohio. When Al was 6 years old, their family of eight moved to Columbus during the Depression. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alban Bryce McCann, Sr. and Blanche Rose McCann, his brothers Joe (Peggy) and Gregory, sisters Madeline McCann, Louella Meinken and Helen Gugle. Al is survived by his loving wife, Connie, his two daughters Christine and Kathleen, and son Dan. He is also survived by two step-daughters, Nicole Foster (Chris Hill) and Shana Moore (Travis), and three step-grandchildren, Olivia Moore, Emerson Hill, and Bennett Hill. In addition, Al is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Al attended OSU until he was drafted into the Army on September 15, 1951. After serving during the Korean War, Al was discharged August 10,1953 and returned to OSU to complete his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. He had a 37 year, very successful career in pharmaceutical sales for Sterling Drug Company.
Some of Al’s accomplishments include being a member of the National Ski Patrol, one of the founders of the Columbus Ski Club, teaching his children to ski at Mad River Mountain and skiing at various ski resorts across the country, He was a very skilled woodworker as well. He is a proud veteran of Honor Flight Columbus. Al loved to travel and he and his wife shared many wonderful trips to Europe, Mexico, Canada, and throughout the United States.
Al will be sadly missed by everyone who loved him and enjoyed his many jokes and youthful spirit. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. at Egan Ryan Northwest Chapel, 4661 Kenny Road on Sunday, August 20 with a memorial service immediately following at 5 p.m.