July 29, 1917 ~ June 15, 2007
Carmel – Longtime Peninsula resident Henry Albiol died shortly before his 90th birthday, on Friday, June 15, 2007 after a brief illness. He was born Carlos Enrique Albiol Jordan in Abuna, Bolivia.
Mr. Albiol attended schools in La Paz, Bolivia and in Santiago, Chile. As a young man, he traveled the Amazon jungle, trading staples and medicine with the Indians. He married the love of his life, Marcia Crouter, in 1947 in La Paz. In 1956, he became a citizen of the United States, of which he was always proud. During the 1960's, Henry and his family returned to Bolivia, where he founded a tire company. Later, the family moved to Mexico City where he worked on a similar project.
In 1969, Henry and his family moved to Southern California, where he worked as a real estate broker before retiring to Carmel in 1978. Henry enjoyed robust health, and even at the age of 89, worked out everyday at the Monterey Sports Center. He was also an avid gardener, and grew enough oranges and lemons to share with his neighbors.
His was an interesting and unusual life, but his greatest pride and pleasure was always his family. In addition to his beloved wife of nearly 60 years, Marcia, he is survived by a daughter, Virginia Connelly of Carmel; a son, David Albiol, also of Carmel; as well as sons, Charles Henry Albiol of Ocala, Florida, Robert Mark Albiol, of Poolesville, Maryland, and Les Albiol of Palo Alto, California. Henry played an integral part in the lives of his grandchildren, Matthew, Carol and Marcy Connelly of Carmel. He enjoyed the frequent visits of his grandsons, Charles and Philip. He also received great joy from the arrival of his most recent grandchildren, Heather and Mark Henry.
At Henry's request, no services will be held, although the family plans a celebration of his life in the near future.
Please visit www.thepaulmortuary.com to sign Henry's guest book.