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GRANAIOLA, Alfredo 42, of Tampa, passed away on Dec. 15, 2008. He was born in London, England and moved here in 1999, from New York. He worked for Tech Data Corporation for 10 years. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Marianthe; his beloved children, Olivia & Paul; his parents, Ippolito and Vicenta; a brother, Pietro; his mother-in-law, Chrisoula Poulianos; a sister-in-law, Kaliope Poulianos; and countless friends and family. He will be always missed and loved. Visitation will be held on Friday, from 5-8 pm at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, funeral at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday at 1:30 pm. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-796-1992


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Published in Tampa Bay Times from Dec. 18 to Dec. 19, 2008.
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January 22, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Fausta Gonzalez
January 14, 2009
Marianthe,
We are deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Peter & Stephanie Vroutos
January 13, 2009
Dear Marianthe, I was so saddened by this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
John Plummer
January 10, 2009
Dear Marianthe, Olivia and Paul,
My husband and I were so sad to learn of the tragic death of Alfredo.
I first met Alfredo when I came to teach English at the school in Ascot which he attended. He was my son's great friend and I could understand why: he was clever, charming,gentle, kind and honest.
As the years passed my delight and my husband's in Alfredo never faded.
Marianthe, we are so sad for you, for your children and for dear Alfredo.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.
Monica & Joe Hehir
January 6, 2009
marianthe- i am so sorry for your loss - my thoughts and deepest sympathies are with you and your family. i hope you know how much love and support is here for you.
Mindy Kerker Tindel
January 6, 2009
Marianthe - my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I will always think of Al as such a sweet sweet guy and a pleasure to know. I still think of him whenever Tottenham plays Arsenal and I imagine that I always will. Please take good care of yourself and your family.
Kevin Peska
January 6, 2009
Dear Marianthe, Olivia, and Paul

We are so sorry to hear about Al. We always enjoyed his company, and valued his wonderful qualities. Our sincere condolences and love are with all of you.
Nina, Aaron & Marissa Gershowitz
January 6, 2009
Marianthe,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Frank Lipiner
January 6, 2009
Marianthe:

Please know that there are many of us up here in NY wishing you and the kids all the love and support you need.
Gwen Leifer
January 5, 2009
I went to school with Al. He was a lovely guy. My thoughts go out to all family and friends.
carl hedges
January 2, 2009
Marianthe, Olivia, & Paul,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We're so sorry for your loss. May the love and warmth of your friends and family encircle you always.

The Swansons
H Swanson
January 1, 2009
I met Al a couple of years ago when my boyfriend worked at Tech Data... He was a very sweet man and a joy to talk to.... I am so sorry for your loss- he will be missed.
Ginger Hill
December 29, 2008
I was so dreadfully sad to hear the news about Alfredo. He was such a lovely man who was great company and great fun to be around. I have especially fond memories of time spent with him at my parents’ house when he came to visit my brother there.

I can only imagine how difficult it must be for you all. I hope you might be able to take some comfort in knowing how genuinely well-liked and respected Alfredo was, and how missed he will be by so many people.
Laura Hehir
December 27, 2008
I first met Al in 1981, at school in England. Then, as now, his qualities were apparent - his gentleness, kindness, wicked sense of humour, and of course his love for Arsenal FC!

He was a good man, who lived his life the right way. I am proud to have been able to call him a friend.

Marianthe, Olivia and Paul, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Chris Hehir
December 24, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. just know that there are many people who are grieving with you. but as each day passes. it will getter better . we all struggle to understand god bless you
geoffey groves
December 23, 2008
Marianthe, Olivia and Paul,

There are no words. We are here for you and always will be.

We love you,
Tom, Sharon, Justin, Jared & Julia
Sharon Potts
December 23, 2008
Dear Paul, Olivia, & Mrs.Granaiola,
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Joanna Allison
December 22, 2008
May God comfort you as only he can during this time.
Zena Sanford
December 22, 2008
Marianthe and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers
Rina Miguel Cristy
December 22, 2008
Queridisimo Alfredo, nunca olvidaremos tu bondad que junto a tu sonrisa compartimos en la infancia al lado de Tio Pol, Tia Pili y Pedro, la distancia impidi? vernos durante muchos a?os, lo que a?ade un grandisimo dolor a este desgraciado desenlace.
Desde estas lineas queremos dar un abrazo muy fuerte a Marianthe, Olivia, Paul y Pedro.

Vuestra Tia y Primos desde Santander
Manuel Cano
December 21, 2008
We are so sorry for your loss. Al was a good friend at Tech Data and though we have been gone from there for several years, we've thought of him often. You are in our prayers.
Fred and Micki Schumacher
December 20, 2008
Dear Marianthe,
Thank you for bringing such a warm, sincere and wonderful person into our family. We are all blessed for having what time we had to know and love Al.
Peter Vroutos
December 20, 2008
Dear Marianthe, Paul and Olivia
Al will live on in the hearts of everyone who loved him.
Love Kim & Eddie
Kim Catania
December 20, 2008
I was so saddened to hear about Al. I met him this past year through Cub Scouts and enjoyed talking with him very much. He was a great asset to the Pack by volunteering to be a leader - something not everyone does and will be remembered for a long time. We will miss him very much.
Valerie Harris
December 19, 2008
Marianthe, Olivia, and Paul,
You are all such a sweet and wonderful family. We are so sorry for your loss and pray for peace and comfort for all of you.
We love you very much.
Catie, Hannah and Sarah Landmeyer
Catie Landmeyer
December 19, 2008
Marianthe, Olivia, and Paul: We are so sorry for this terrible loss. Al was a good man. God bless your family.
Janice, Toufic, Olivia, and Jordan Moumne
December 19, 2008
Please except our deepest sympathies. Our prayers are with you all. There are no magical words, only time heals. Please reach out with any needs, we are all here!
Cindy Walsh
December 19, 2008
Marianthe, Paul & Olivia: You represent something very beautiful in our lives. We are unconditionally with you at this difficult time.
Adios Alfredo!...
Javier, Alejandra, Daniela y Camilita Torres
December 19, 2008
My Thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family at this difficut time. Christina Sirigas-Lakerdas
christina lakerdas
December 19, 2008
I want to extend my sincere and deepest sympathies to you and the kids. I worked with Al here at Tech Data and he will be sorely missed. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Cheryl Strausser
December 19, 2008
I have worked for Al for almost two years. During that time Al was always there to help me along the way. He was always good at listening and always had great advise. He always was trying to find ways to help others. He became a friend, and a mentor. He will be truly missed. My prayers go to his family and children during this difficult time.
Pam
December 19, 2008
My deepest sympathies to Al's family. He will be missed by all but most by you. May God bless you and his children in this very difficult time.
Deena LaMarque Piquion
December 19, 2008
I want to extend my sincere and deepest sympathies to your entire family. I worked with Al for the past two years and I have such fund memories of him. He will truly be missed. My heart and prayers go out to your family.
Spring Muller
December 19, 2008
My thoughts and prayers go out to Al's Family - Al was a great guy and very productive to work with especially on cross-department projects. He will be missed.
Nik Panos
December 19, 2008
Our hearts are broken. Please find strength knowing how many of us care for you and the kids. We have always admired Al as a parent and friend.
April & Marc Carter
December 19, 2008
I met Al two years ago at Tech Data. He was an intelligent, kind and friendly person, always willing to help when needed. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children during this very difficult time.
Roberta Biebel
December 19, 2008
Daniel Ryan
December 18, 2008
Marianthe, Olivia & Paul,
Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. You will always be on our prayers.
George & Theresa Vroutos
December 18, 2008
I am very sorry to hear of this tragic event. My heart and thoughts are with his friends and family.
Craig Newbanks
December 18, 2008
Dear Marianthe, Olivia & Paul,

We would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. Please know that we are here for you at anytime. Al was a great husband, father and friend, and I know he loved you all deeply. Our prayers are with you all.

Love,
Donna, Michael, Samantha & Alicia Sciuga
December 18, 2008
I met Al 21 years ago in London, and watched the beginning of a wonderful love story between him and Marianthe. I saw him become a loving and gentle father to two beautiful children, Olivia and Paul. I will always remember his smile, wit, and kindness.
Tiffany Ayers
December 18, 2008
Marianthe, Olivia, and Paul,

Our deepest sympathies to you and all of the family. We all loved Al and will miss him and his friendship greatly. Our prayers are with all of you.
Mark, Mercedes, Blake and Andrew Motzer
December 18, 2008
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and all the friends of Al. He was a wonderful man. Kind, gentle, polite and intellegent. Al was my manager for the past few years. His creativity and inquisitive mind was always looking for a way to improve things at Tech Data. He will be greatly missed. God Bless.
Susan Bradshaw
December 18, 2008
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. Al was a good man and will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Christy Kunkel
December 18, 2008
Marianthe, Olivia and Paul, Our sincerest sympathies during this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sandy, Dave, Will and Ryan
Sandy Anderson
December 18, 2008
I worked with Al for many years , he was my supervisor and he is also my friend. He will be miss !!!!
Justie Halim
December 18, 2008
Tech Data Team Outing
December 18, 2008
I too worked for Al at Tech Data. I remember how much he talked with me about his children and how obvious his love was for them. My condolences to all of you.
Lisa Wulforst
December 18, 2008
I worked with Al in many of his capacities at Tech Data over my 8 year career. He was a tremendous asset to this company and I was privileged to know him. He has made me a better employee. My thoughts and prayers go out to Al and his family during these very difficult times.
Michael Suitt
December 18, 2008
Al was my supervisor for a few years at Tech Data - a great one at that, and I enjoyed my time working with him. I will miss seeing him. I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children at this difficult time.
Stacey Hayes
December 18, 2008
Marianthe, Olivia and Paul,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Kyriakos, Helen, Emanuel, Nikos & stefanie
Kyriakos Caros
December 18, 2008
Great Dad! KC
December 18, 2008
We were blessed to have known yoy and share wonderful times with your family. we will miss you Al! Kyriakos, Helen and children
December 18, 2008
I worked with Al at Tech Data on many projects. I am so deeply saddened to hear of his passing. My heart goes out to the family. May God give you strength at this most difficult time.
Janice Ryan
December 18, 2008
Marianthe -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your children and the rest of your extended families. May God bless you and guide you in your sorrow.
Don and Ruth Ann
December 18, 2008
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Lourdes Perez
December 18, 2008
Al was my Supervisor at work for a couple of years and I enjoyed working for him. I will really miss seeing him at TD.
Betty Steinfeldt
December 18, 2008
Dear Marianthe:

My prayers are with you and your children during these difficult hours.

God Bless, Maria Hernandez, LSF
Maria M. Hernandez
December 18, 2008
Thank You for the friendship Al, you will be missed. My deepest sympathies are extended to the family.

Scott
Scott Signorini
December 18, 2008
My deep condolences to Alfred's family. He was always a big supporter of Tech Data Latin America and I will miss our soccer conversations.
Que descanses en paz Alfredo.
Julio Lerma
December 18, 2008
I worked with Al, for a few short years, at Tech Data and found him to be a friend, a coach and a mentor. He will be truly missed by all who met him.
Gary Oakley
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