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November 15, 2018

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September 17, 2018
Al honorably served his country in the United States Air Force from September 1951 to December 1956. He was a proud patriot and a man of integrity.

It is befitting that the date we celebrate Al's life coincides with the birthdate of his beloved U.S. Air Force. In 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act which established the US Air Force as an independent service, equal to the US Army and US Navy. The official birthday of the US Air Force is 18 September 1947.

Thank you for your service to our great nation.

Rest in peace my friend.
September 14, 2018
Thank you for your service.
September 13, 2018
Al always insisted he was my "uncle" rather than a cousin because he was 18 years of age when I was born. My mother, Tena, Uncle Al's Aunt, was only 10 years older than he and likely happy to get a break when he'd offer to relieve her of my care. We've had many great rendevous and talks over the years about his spending time with me as a toddler in the old Italian quarter of Portland, Maine, before he went overseas with the Air Force.
And that bond never broke.
From the time I took a cross country Trailways bus trip to Arizona to visit he, Gerry and Mike, as a teenager, without notifying my parents, nor Al...They were Perfect hosts, once they were notified I was enroute....Geraldine preparing splendid Spanish-Mexican cuisine in her kitchen after she and Al coming home from work for the family meal together, and Mike their son, accepting me to the point, of giving up his bedroom for the duration of my visit. I left their home on my way back east realizing I'd been accepted by those in the southwest US, Hallelujah!

In the past few years we've had longer talks that went on for xx hours. His ability to offer advice whenever it was needed will be sorely missed.
A more interesting human being to speak with than BETO for his family history and memorable anecdotes and love of country shall be missed immensely. A TRUE PATRIOT:
RIP BETO, oxox
September 13, 2018
our condolences to Al's family as his cousin I have a lifetime of wonderful memories. Al took great pride in his family roots and enjoyed sharing stories of those wonderful times. since coming to Arizona Kathy and I had the opportunity to meet with Al. He was a wonderful man with a great personalty and will be dearly missed