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ALBERT PENNA A funeral Mass for Albert Penna, 80, of Paradise, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. He died Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Enloe Hospital of compli-cations during a difficult recovery from heart surgery. Albert is survived by two sons, Paul and Christopher, and wife Myrna, of Paradise. Albert was born on July 26, 1937 in Palo Alto, California. He graduated Serra High School of San Mateo before serving a 2-year enlistment in the U.S. Army. He earned a business degree from UC Santa Clara in 1963. After working 12 years for GSA in San Francisco, Albert resigned and opened Paradise Sporting Goods in 1974 with his brother Larry. Eleven years later he returned to government work with the Bureau of Reclamation in Willows, Ca where he would retire in 2006 after 32 years of service with the federal government. Albert and Myrna were married in 1983 and raised two children, Paul and Christopher, in Paradise where he spent his remaining years. Al was passionate about the outdoors, his family, and his Catholic Faith. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an active member of St. Thomas More Church, organizing the Wednesday hot lunch program and serving in the Knights of Columbus and Legion of Mary. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Interment will be in Paradise Cemetery.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Apr. 4, 2018
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