Joanne, You've been on my heart the past few months. I had no idea what you were dealing with, still don't. Sorry to hear of John's passing. I know he made such a big difference in your life. May God be near you in the days ahead! With love and prayers, Cheryl Weinmann
Mr. "A" had a warm, disarming smile and infectious laugh that I'll always remember! He was an excellent teacher who had a knack for capitivating the class when he would read excerpts from book and actually get into character from various novels. My deepest condolences to the Alberico family.
Your dad was the teacher that had the biggest impact on my high school learning. I don't remember much from that time, but what I do remember is assignments from his class and his knack for really "teaching". I recall his reenactment of the Scarlet Letter, hunching over and protraying the actual character just to paint a picture that made me want to know what the story was actually about. I was saddened to read of his passing but wanted to take the time to let his family know how he impacted my life and the wonderful lasting impression he left with me. "Class of 92" Carlsbad HIgh
It is amazing that this dear man worked THREE different jobs-newspaper route, selling insurance, and full-time teaching, to support his young family of six children and first wife. He used to get up a three a.m. to deliver newspapers. Then, for quite some time, he commuted from Long Beach to Carlsbad to teach full time. After returning home from his long day of teaching, he would grab dinner, then go out to sell insurance. Not only that, he managed to coach his children in their various activities as well as share his talent with the community theater. Back in 1973, one of my classmates told me I needed to meet this fantastic teacher that was offering a drama course in summer school. I wasn't able to take his course, but did meet Mr. "A" who later became my step-father.
You were a very wonderful dad who helped us in many ways. I can't tell you the number of people who have spoken so highly of you and your teaching skills. You really showed the kids in your class and all who knew you how to enjoy life. I will miss that twinkle in your eyes and your big bear hugs and kisses.