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Alberto Bernardino Paz

New Orleans, Louisiana

Apr 16, 1943 – Feb 3, 2014


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Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home Obituary

Alberto Bernardino Paz, age 70, tango historian, teacher, and dancer, passed away on February 3, 2014. Argentine born, in the Northern province of Tucuman, he moved with his family to Buenos Aires at the age of 9 months. He graduated from the School of Electrical Engineering of the University of...

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The words I write here have been typed and back spaced, written and deleted, thought and discarded repeatedly these past two weeks. I have no memory to share, Valorie, of time spent with you and Alberto. We've not been face to face in person, not even voice to voice on the phone. But your loss has shaken me and kept you in my thoughts and prayers all month. You are close and known to me thanks to blogs, websites, and email. Through those world-shrinking technologies, my world expanded to...

As already said on that day, Alberto's goodbye still shakes my memories holding my love Eduardo Aguirre in my arms vanishing. Words are difficult. Sure both are dancing tangos together up there, where all is one, Edu the tangos with piccaditas and Alberto the ones with suspensiones.... Valorie, be embraced. Alberto buen viaje en paz....

Thanks to you and Alberto for always being so bright and engaged and welcoming. Our tango nights with you on Octavia street were always a highlight. I was so glad you returned after Katrina - happy to see you about town or to read about your adventures. I enjoyed rapping politics and culture with Alberto on FB these past few years - he never failed to express himself with the passion he had for life, love, dance, music, community and conversation. We will miss you, Alberto.


Alberto my sweet friend, you are already missed so much by so many! I feel lucky, and blessed to have known you. I know Valorie aches for you to be her with her. I also know that you are, and always will be watching over her with love...If you run into my dog Beau up in heaven will you please give him a hug for me! Thanks Love Lisa Conrad

Remembering always how you both introduced me to your beloved Tango Argentino and guided me through my first steps and my first lesson… for which I will be always grateful. My deepest sympathy Valorie... may he rest in peace.

I feel like I knew Alberto, from reading your loving stories about him.
I am mourning the death of my husband and I am so very sorry that you are going through this too. Time, time helps and all those wonderful memories that make you cry and smile and feel close to him. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Candice ( NY , formerly Buenos Aires)

Alberto I miss you! I did not know you for long enough, only the past several short years, but I miss you and can't imagine how much people miss you who knew you for many years. Valorie I send you a huge hug and wishes for peace in your heart. All my love, Gayle

Valorie , we remember you and Albert visiting our country barn/lodge/studio in north Collins as part of your workshops in Buffalo, NY several years ago. are so sorry to learn of Albert's passing.

From his beginning here ,until his last day, he was our teacher. He'll always be my Tango Teacher. God rest his soul , and Bless his wonderful wife and partner. aaron