Monary, Carl Albert, (Carlo Alberti), passed away peacefully on October 3, 2011 with his family at his side. He entered this world on March 14, 1920 in Seattle, WA. His childhood was marked by the economic hardship and tragedies usually found only in old novels. Carl rarely spoke of those years but instead told his family and friends that his life was given meaning and direction through the Catholic Church, the Marine Corps and the love of his life, Angelina Scarano Monary. |
Carl served as a reservist in the Marine Corps and attended the U of WA in Seattle when he was called up to serve in WWII. While stationed at Miramar, as he was walking to the chapel on base to stand as Best Man for his friend Cliff, he met a fellow Marine, one "Angel" Scarano, who was walking to the same wedding to stand as Maid of Honor. Carl and Angie continued that walk for nearly 64 years and now, after a four month break, they are together again, where they will be able to continue their goings-on eternally.
During those 64 years, Carl and Angie settled in Seattle and raised three children: Rocco, Charles, and Otina. Carl served 35 years in the US Marine Corps as both active and reserve, retiring with the rank of Sgt Major but remained a "Gunny" at heart. He worked over 30 years for the US Post Office as a letter carrier and always had a machine shop in his home where he made brass parts used in various industries, along with fishing rods and fishing flies. Carl worked three jobs continuously to ensure his wife and children never knew hardship.
Carl retired to Huntington Beach in 1985 where he took up procrastination and wood carving, winning Blue Ribbons at the OC Fair several times. He believed in juicing and "health foods" long before it was a trend, reading his first Adele Davis book when called up for the Korean Service. He loved sports and watching ball games along with ice cream and root beer. He was a "Daddio" to the end - humble, hard-working and always so surprised that people loved him.
Carl is survived by his eldest son, Rocco; his daughter, Otina; his daughter-in-law, Bonnie; along with four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Marguerite Monary, the widow of his identical twin, Daniel Campbell Monary, along with many cherished Monary and Scarano nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents; his two brothers and two sisters, his wife Angie, his son, Charles and grandson, Zachary.
Published in Orange County Register on Oct. 12, 2011