Life of local artist, Holocaust survivor remembered

Holocaust survivor and local artist Alfred Tibor passed away on March 18. (WSYX/WTTE)

Loved ones say a Holocaust survivor and local sculptor will be remembered as a family man who loved Central Ohio.

Ninety-seven-year old Alfred Tibor's funeral at Congregation Agudas Achim drew more than 100 people Monday afternoon.

Tibor moved to Columbus in 1972 with his wife and two children.

After retiring, Tibor spent decades creating sculpture art, which is showcased at some Central Ohio schools, churches, parks and hospitals.

"Tibor went through so much in his life and he was still a positive person, an artist, an amazing person," said Alfred's friend and fellow Holocaust survivor Fran Greenberg.

Tibor's family and close friends said while some of his work chronicled his painful past, it also provided hope for the future.

They added his work is not only on display in Columbus, but at more than 500 museums and private collections around the world.

"He was about repairing the world in light of the huge tragedy that he experienced" said Tibor's friend Skip Cornett.

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