RAYMOND ALAN "BIG AL" BROWNLEY
1931 - 2014
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BROWNLEY, RAYMOND "BIG AL" ALAN
December 30, 1931 - September 21, 2014


Raymond Alan Brownley of Pittsburgh (Ingram Boro), Pennsylvania, died on September 21, 2014, at the age of 82, but his larger-than-life persona and trademark stubbornness will not be forgotten.

He was born on December 30, 1931, in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of the late William Franklin Brownley (born on October 28, 1894, in Newtown, Virginia, and died October 1, 1977, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) and Lucille Beverly Fauntleroy Brownley (born February 14, 1896, in King William, Virginia, and died October 8, 1956, in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania).

Affectionately known as Big Al by his family and many friends, he was a plumber by trade, a tremendous gardener and avid hunter. He also enjoyed fishing and proudly displayed the stuffed barracuda he caught back in 1965, much to the dismay of his wife, Agnes Bargo Brownley, to whom he was married to for 24 years.

He despised canned cranberry sauce, wearing shorts, cigarette butts in his driveway, oatmeal, loud-mouth know-it-alls, Tabasco sauce, reality TV shows, and anything to do with the Kardashians.

But Big Al had many loves, too. He loved his wife, Agnes Bargo Brownley, who preceded him in death in 1990. He also dearly loved his children and grandchildren. Famously opinionated and short-tempered, Big Al handed these qualities down to his daughter, Jill Ann Brownley of Phoenix, Arizona, a sharp-tongued character in her own right. Attending trade school to be a plumber instead of going to college, Big Al's strong work ethic and keen sense of wisely saving and investing his money live on with his son, Jeffrey Allen Brownley (Jill Shafranek Brownley), of New York. He took extreme pride in his two adorable grandchildren Derek Brownley (5) and Alexis Brownley (3), who affectionately called him Grandpa Al. He also loved milk shakes, fried shrimp, the Steelers, the Playboy channel, Silky's Gentlemens Club, taking afternoon naps in his recliner, hanging out at the VFW, playing poker, eating jelly beans by the handful, and his hunting dogs-his favorite being Holly Hill Rip Van Winkle, a loyal beagle that answered to the nickname of Rip.

Big Al was world-renowned for his lack of patience, not holding back his opinion, and a knack for telling it like it is. He was highly proficient at cursing. He liked four-letter words just about as much as four-wheel drive pick-up trucks. He was a connoisseur of banana cream pie and a firm believer that ham sandwiches should only be served on Mancini's bread. He always told you the truth, even if it wasn't what you wanted to hear. He was generous to a fault, a pussy cat at heart, and yet he sugar-coated absolutely nothing. To quote Winston Churchill: "He was a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma."

His fondness of spaghetti Westerns was only surpassed by his love of bacon, beer and butter pecan ice cream. He fondly reminisced about good friends, good drinks and good times at the Tri-Valley Sportsmens Club in Burgettstown. He was a long-time member of the Elks Club in McKees Rocks where he frequently bartended and generously donated his tips to charity. Quite a teller of tales, Big Al's elaborate stories often were punctuated with the phrase, "And that's when I kicked his ass." He enjoyed outlaw country music: Waylon, Willie, Hank, Johnny. He was also on a first-name basis with the Four Horsemen of liquor: Jack, Jim, Johnnie and Jose.

Big Al had strong beliefs in which he never waivered: dog shit makes the best garden fertilizer; Heinz ketchup does not belong on a hotdog; and PennDOT should be embarrassed of the never-ending construction, detours and potholes on Route 28.

With his love for gardening and passion for hunting, Big Al was locally sourcing his food for decades long before it was the "in thing" to do. While a necessity in his youth growing up during the Depression, this passion for being self-sufficient was carried throughout his whole life. This Depression baby was ahead of his time with "being green," as evidenced by the approximately 87 "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" containers stacked neatly in his kitchen cupboard. The biggest challenge was actually finding the butter in his refrigerator with 13 containers of leftovers that all looked the same.

Big Al was known for his timeless words of wisdom, including "Life is hard; but it's harder if you're stupid" and "Don't be a jackass." He had a life-long ménage a trois with his homemade chili and Gas-X. He had a great fondness for sardines on crackers, stuffed cabbage (which he lovingly called hunky hand grenades), making turtle soup, and eating BLTs. And his famous holiday eggnog had enough whiskey to grow hair on your chest.

Also known as the Squirrel Whisperer, he communicated with the local red-tailed squirrels and fed them peanuts out of his hand. He took pride in his time served in the Navy on the USS San Marcos during the Korean War, often waxing nostalgia that the worst meal he'd ever eaten was Shit on a Shingle (creamed chipped beef on toast). His mantra of a girl in every port often led to a fight in every port. With a stink eye towards organized religion, Big Al was more spiritual than religious and enjoyed reading the Bible before bed each night and watching "church on TV" every Sunday morning.

What he lacked in stature, he compensated with an over-abundance of charisma, charm and feistiness. Big Al took fashion advice from no one. With his trademark white, v-neck t-shirts and strategically coiffed comb-over, his comfort far outweighed any interest in the latest fashion trends. He was well-stocked with white shoe polish to keep his tennis shoes looking pristine for prime rib dinners at Longhorn Steakhouse.

In the last few years, Big Al's short-term memory loss was getting the best of him. On December 29, 2012-the day before his 81st birthday-he had a stroke that was a turning point in the decline of his health. His devout feistiness and stubbornness had served him well throughout his life. And even in his waning months, he was a model of strong will and sheer determination right up until the end of his journey here on earth. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by many friends, neighbors, nieces, nephews, and bun heads.

Also preceding Big Al in death were his older siblings: William Franklin Brownley Jr., Robert Fauntleroy Brownley, Richard Leonard Brownley, Virginia Lee Brownley Barnes, and Louise Beverly Brownley Kindle.

Tremendous heartfelt thanks go to Stacey Schaeffer and Barb Casey, truly compassionate and exceptional hospice nurses at ViaQuest Hospice, as well as Laniece Butler, who provided much more than just comfort for Big Al, but also provided a sense of humor, peace and tranquility during his transition from this life into the next. Many thanks also to the wonderful staff at Asbury Heights Nursing Home in Mt. Lebanon.

Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday, 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Schepner-Mcdermott Funeral Home, Inc., 165 Noble Ave., Crafton, where the Funeral Service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday with interment to follow, with full military honors, in Mount Calvary Cemetery, McKees Rocks. In lieu of the traditional Irish Wake, Family and friends are cordially invited to Downey's House Restaurant, 6080 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Twp., PA 15136, for a Celebration of Life Luncheon at Noon for a mandatory shot and a beer, in a final toast in Big Al's honor, the greatest Dad in the world.

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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Sep. 24 to Sep. 25, 2014.
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May 10, 2018
What a great life story. Whoever wrote this did a great job. May your hearts be at peace and the Lord be with you through all of your hard tomes. Thank you for sharing.
Nikki Ortega
March 6, 2018
I recently came across this obituary and had the pleasure of reading about Big Al. He sounds like the kind of guy you could depend on to be straight forward and honest with you. We all can use friends like that. I hope friends and family of Big Al treasure great memories of him and draw a measure of comfort knowing that he is in God's memory.
Daniel
May 9, 2017
Thank you for such a heartwarming life story. I am so looking forward to seeing him on the "last day" that Jesus spoke of when he promised that the resurrection is to take place. It sounds like Big Al lived life in a big way, and I am sure he will be wearing a big smile on that big day. Take courage and look to that promised new earth.
Mandy
August 5, 2016
It hurts to lose such a joyful and happy soul, so please take comfort from Jesus' words at John 11:24, 25. I know it brings me comfort. I truly hopes it helps you too!
cheryl
November 24, 2015
ITS VERY VERY VERY VERY SAD THAT ALLAN BIG BROWN HAS DIED AT THE AGE OF 82 2015 AND MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND HIS BASKETBALL TEAM AND I HOPE THAT THEY WILL FIND A ANOTHER PLAYER TO TAKE HIS PLACE AND THAT WILL BE A GREAT IDEA MONICA GERBER
MONICA GERBER
January 20, 2015
To the family of "Big Al" So very sorry for your loss, may you find peace in knowing the love you have expressed for your father has been shared by countless re-postings of this obit on Face Book by sincere admirers. Thank you for giving us a better way to remember our loved ones.
Val Lyle
December 2, 2014
What a fabulous obituary! "Big Al" thank you for the laughter. RIP
L A Toner
October 30, 2014
If Big Al's children ever go into the obituary writing business, I would hope that my own kids would hire them when the times comes! No finer tribute has ever been written.
John
October 22, 2014
I never knew Big Al but wish I had. He sounds a real character and a great guy. My condolences to his family and friends, life will clearly be much less fun without his presence. RIP, big guy, you obviously gave life plenty.
Bob Burrows
October 20, 2014
I didn't have the pleasure of meeting "Big Al," but he sounds like he was a great guy! My condolences to his loved ones...
October 18, 2014
i hope to be worthy of such a sendoff when it's my time.
Chuck
October 15, 2014
This is how I would like my obit to read as well. He seemed to be a fine gentleman with a wonderful family. Love how you honored him and I imagine him chuckling in heaven.
Brenda Treagan
October 15, 2014
The love for Big Al is so apparent here. A mighty fine obituary for a helluva guy. Would love to have known him. Thanks from Lawrence, Kansas, for sharing him with the wider world through these well-chosen words.
Bill Woodard
October 14, 2014
Sounds like a great, great man. He sounds a lot like my poppy. Hopefully Big Al is enjoying himself up above with a nice big beer and some of his chili. I wish I could have met you!
October 12, 2014
Best obit ever! Al must have been a handful. His kids must be chips off the old block. He'd be proud.
John edson
October 9, 2014
never meet him but would have loved
October 8, 2014
This is the best obituary I've ever read. I am in tears. What a wonderful life. Wish I had known him! Sorry for your loss
Mary
October 7, 2014
I wish I could have met him. Rest easy, Big Al.
Judi Berrong
October 6, 2014
What a wonderful life! And a written tribute that matches it. But ... that's Pittsburgh! (I received the obituary via email with the comment about the finest such writing - ever.)
Frances formerly of Pittsburgh
October 5, 2014
I wish I could have had a beer or two with Big AL. Loved his life story!
J. daw
October 4, 2014
he sounds like my Gramp, my wishes for the family
October 1, 2014
I didn't know this Big Al, but I live with my own Big Al, and this is the best obituary I have ever read. What a tribute to a life well-lived. I wish I had known him. RIP
M Coyne
October 1, 2014
You left way too early, but while you were here, you left an indelible
mark on you friends,family and adversaries;
Sleep well, you've earned it.
p tomasky
October 1, 2014
He sounds like a great guy and someone I would have liked to know!!
October 1, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss--because of this wonderful obit, I feel almost like I knew the man.

I wrote a very similar obit for my dad, who died in 2007. An excerpt: "Jim was known to devour paperback books in as little as 2 hours. He was a fan of HO-scale trains, Handel's Messiah, Diet Coke, Dick Francis, the Red Sox, the Giants, and the Rangers. He bore a disturbing resemblance to the actor Wilford Brimley, and he had an inexplicable fondness for Kathie Lee Gifford." I think that he and Big Al would have gotten along like a house on fire.

I hope that Big Al is getting into all kinds of trouble up above!
Pat F.
September 30, 2014
This is the best obituary I have ever read. Big Al was obviously one hell of a man.
Steven Shumaker
September 30, 2014
I never met the man, but he sounds like someone I would absolutely have loved. My heart and prayers go out to his friends and family; remember, the best parts of him will always live on in your heart and your memory.
Suzanne Randa
September 30, 2014
I never knew you but I wish I did
Paul Nash
September 30, 2014
Here's to you, Big Al. I'll bet Saint Pete met you with a shot, a beer and a big welcome! Rest well. You earned it.
Mary Jane
September 30, 2014
R.I.P. it was nice to meet you in your passing.
Geena Lyon
September 30, 2014
What an amazing obituary! He would be very proud you represented him well. And now people all over the world will love him as well :)
September 30, 2014
While I didn't know "Big Al" personally, reading his obituary shed light into the absoutely quinsential Husband, Father, Friend & Pittsburgher!! His light is rare these days & Pittsburgh will be a bit dimmer without his light! To a great man!! I hope the trip to heaven is filled with as much excitement as he enjoyed while here on earth!!
My condolences to his family!
Lori Gulbin
September 30, 2014
Condolences from South Carolina, please take it for the compliment it is, when I say he would have fit in well here.
Debbi
September 30, 2014
My condolences to the friends and family of Big Al. Although I am only getting to know him based on his obituary, it is obvious that he was very well-loved and respected by those around him. I pray that your wonderful memories of him will continue to warm your hearts, and thank you for sharing such a beautiful life testimony
Wanda Robinson
September 30, 2014
What an inspiring reminder to be who you are, say what you think, do what you have to do, and heartily savor every pleasure, big or small, that life sends your way! Al unexpectedly touched my life this morning. I'll be having a beer and a shot this evening in his memory.
Bill
September 30, 2014
never met Al but I hate the Kardashians too! I told my son yesterday ketchup doesn't belong on hotdogs. Al sounds like a guy I would have loved to hang around with. I think our view of the world especially dumbasses were quite similar. David Ligon,Trinidad,Tx.
September 30, 2014
I don't know your dad/family. This article showed up on my Facebook. I am writing to say that your father seemed like am amazing man that touched many people. Also keeping people on there toes when he was around. I would loved to have known him as we have several of the same qualities..lol. I had both tears and smiles reading his obituary, I think you captured him wonderfully as I feel as though I know him. My deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. I pray that in time y'all can find the peace and strength to reminice about Big AL, all the stories from his past that have brought y'all joy and laughter over the years, and they bring you comfort instead of pain. My prayers to you and yours.....Jodi from Canton, Ohio
September 30, 2014
Condolences from Canada. Your Tribute has done exactly what I'm sure you intended it to do - given those who knew & loved your father ... and those of us who are complete strangers ... a fully realized portrait of the man that he was.
I'm sure he'd be proud of you for that ... even if there's no way he'd actually have articulated it out loud! My dad was born in 1930 & I lost him a very long time ago. I have visions of him & Big Al grabbing a beer together, there's so much in what you wrote that feels familiar!
Allison R
September 29, 2014
Rest in Peace "Big Al". Your obituary has introduced you to many "strangers", who would have loved to have known you,including me. Your families tribute and celebration of your life is simply amazing. You touched the lives of many when you were on this good earth and now your family has touched the lives of thousands and thousands of people through your obituary. God Bless to all.
C. Dunn
September 29, 2014
From the Plumbers, Gasfitters, Sheet Metal Men, and Electricans of dear old Virginia; A salute to men such as Big Al. Not many are worthy of carrying their toolbox of such fine men. Without them our world would not be the same.
September 29, 2014
I heard Big Al's amazingly written and heart-felt obituary read on the radio this morning in Salt Lake City, Utah so I thought I would find the online version and leave a message...
Big Al sounds like an amazing person and a total hell-cat! When I get home I will have a shot of whiskey in his honor. Admiration and love goes out to his family, friends and the girls at Silky"s Gentleman club.
Miss Ivy E.
September 29, 2014
What a touching tribute to a man who obviously was loved by many. Please accept the condolences of Jeannie and the boys from Montana.
September 29, 2014
What a wonderful obituary!
September 29, 2014
RIP Big Al, your obit made it on TV in Los Angeles.....we hate the Kardashian's also.

RIP
September 29, 2014
My condolences for your loss. I didn't know "Big Al" and I don't know any of his family, but a friend shared this wonderfully written obit on Facebook. It is so wonderfully descriptive of this man, who is obviously well-loved, and oh so humorous. The "I Can't Believe It's not Butter" containers reminded me of my mother. May you all find comfort in the wonderful memories you must have of your father and may he rest in peace. Today my dad would have been 87 -- maybe they can get together up there and have a shot and a beer together.
Mary Boucher
September 29, 2014
My father was also born in 1931, born in McKees Rocks - it sounds like they had similar personalities. I miss him dearly. My condolences to your family.
Linda Fedorowich
September 29, 2014
My father was also born in 1931, born and raised in McKees Rocks. Sounds like they had similar personalities. I miss him dearly. My condolences to your family.
September 29, 2014
I am not sure what prompted me to read this obituary but I am so glad that I did.

It almost feels as though I have known Big Al my entire life and he reminds me so much of my grandfather, that its spooky. Both lived life on their terms and spoke two languages, English and Profane.

I can only imagine my beloved grandfather greeting Big Al at the pearly gates and both painting the air blue with their language but having the time of their lives doing so.

Vaya con dios, Big Al. I wish that I had known you.
Wes Phelan
September 29, 2014
so sorry for your loss, I didn't know your father, but just reading this makes me wish I had. You will truly miss his amazing character, but you have tons of wonderful memories, God Bless you all
kim sethman
September 29, 2014
You lived life well Big Al!!!!! Rest in peace Buddy! Your my Mentor.
Dwight Harlor
September 29, 2014
'Big Al', an amazing man that has inspired so many strangers (including me). I share your disdain for the Kardashians. Clearly you have done well, leaving a legacy confirmed by your family's writing of this obituary, which is fast becoming famous. Godspeed, Al, you and your family rock. I wish there were more people like you, but I am thankful that this obituary has brought us all together. Faith in humanity- restored.
Kat Millicent
September 29, 2014
Condolences and celebration for your wonderful father and his loving children-family!!!
September 29, 2014
Condolences and celebration for your wonderful father and his loving children-family!!!
September 28, 2014
Thank you for your service to our country and for being one of the strong, wonderful, and stubborn. Best to your family.
Leslie Ann Schippert
September 28, 2014
Wish I'd known you too, Big Al! What an amazing life lived out loud with people who loved you well.
Victoria
September 28, 2014
Your Obituary is amazing. Thank you for being true to yourself.
Tylor Hine
September 28, 2014
Im sorry for your loss, although i didn't know him, it sounded like he lived a very full and happy life! Best obituary i have ever read!
Jaclyn Wood
September 28, 2014
Let me state up front that I never met Mr. Brownley. However, 'Big Al' and his scribe(s) have done anyone who has the pleasure of reading this heartfelt remembrance a profound justice. What a tribute to a man who clearly lived his life with purpose, integrity, and a large measure of joy. Thanks for the life lesson, 'Big Al!'
Will Woodard
September 28, 2014
Never knew ya Big Al but I do know the world is diminished by your absence! Semper Fortis!
September 28, 2014
What a wonderful full life. This is such a loving trubute .
Judy Schmitt
September 28, 2014
Rest in peace Big Al.
Cathy
September 28, 2014
I don't know your dad or any of your family. "Big Al's" obit speaks volumes! Sounds like he left many many friends and family who loved him a great deal. Good for you in celebrating his life with a final toast!! The best obit I've ever read.
karen adams
September 28, 2014
To Al's family. Deepest sympathy to you. Al's obit made me sorry I did not know him. It sounds if he made life challenging and wonderful for all who knew and loved him.
Jackie from Jersey
September 28, 2014
Any man who can inspire such an obituary is someone I wish I had known. And I cannot begin to imagine the size of the hole his absence would leave behind.

Condolences from a stranger in Louisiana
September 28, 2014
I never knew Big Al, but this wonderful obituary makes me feel as if I did. Condolences to his family and friends, from another person who doesn't like the Kardisians or Heniz ketchup.
Joanne Scharich
September 28, 2014
First, my condolences on the loss of your father. Second, I did not know your father, but I wish I had! This obituary is making its way around social media and has to be the most lively tribute I have ever had the honor of reading. Thank you for sharing a bit of your father's wonderfully cantankerous and deeply Pittsburgh personality with the world! He lives on in your vivid memories!
Alice Kennard
September 28, 2014
BZ, Big Al, BZ.
Old Vet
September 28, 2014
Thank You Brownley Family for not sugar coating your fathers obituary it has touched so many peoples hearts. ?
A Pittsburgher living elsewhere Yinzer
September 28, 2014
Thanks to the well written obituary, I'll miss Big Al and I never even knew him. My condolences to the family. You were blessed to have him in your lives.
Jeffrey L
September 28, 2014
I wish we had been neighbors. I think we could have been great friends. Except for the whole unfortunate Pittsburgh Steelers thing...go, Eagles! You could have helped my Kardashian obsessed daughters see the light. Rest easy, Big Al. I hope we cross paths on the other side. My condolences to your family.
Donna Lawn
September 28, 2014
I never knew "Big Al", but after reading his obituary, I wish I had. He sounds like he was a hell of a guy.
Janet Winter
September 27, 2014
I love and will miss Big Al...and I have never met him...but what an awesome tribute to him...
Lindi Pagan
September 27, 2014
I am so very sorry for your family's loss. This was a man who will be greatly missed, but fondly remembered. I am sorry that I did not have the pleasure of knowing him. I hope you can take some joy in all the stories that can be retold of him for many, many years.
Susan
September 27, 2014
As I read this obituary, it brought to mind my father. who had similar qualities. He was born 3 months earlier but alas, died much too soon. While I didn't know him personally, it sounds like "Big Al" was a great guy who will be missed by many. My condolences.
Tom R
September 27, 2014
I TOO AM A PLUMBER !!! WHAT A JOY AL MUST HAVE BEEN !!! WISH I COULD HAVE MET HIM !!! SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS !!!! JB MASTERSON FL.
September 27, 2014
May he rest in peace. It is refreshing to read about a man who lived his life like he wanted.
Virginia Britten
September 27, 2014
Live a true and honest...that way nobody will have to lie at your funeral...and from reading this, no one will! Our world needs more like Big Al.
Marc
September 27, 2014
I'm sorry for your loss but Big Al's was a life well lived. Condolences from a stranger in Massachusetts.
September 27, 2014
Adding my condolences to the family. What a guy! Big Al's the definition of reality. I'm with him on the Kardashian band wagon. Saluting you Sir!
Donna H.
September 27, 2014
Came to read the obituary; very well and creatively written. Clearly he was very loved and my deepest condolences to the family of Big Al.
Hoegen
September 27, 2014
Even in death, Big All made an impression on a stranger in Mississippi! With deepest sympathy
jamie temple
September 27, 2014
Now that was a man who sure was loved by his family. Very well-written, and extremely touching. Bless you all.
Annie C
September 27, 2014
I am sorry that I did not know "Big Al" and I shall count that as one of the most serious oversights of my life. I will hope to meet you later on.
Don Michel
September 27, 2014
I came to read the obituary, obviously lovingly written by one who knew the man well. I'm sure he will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
P Montano
September 27, 2014
Thank you, Jill (Jilly Bean), for providing us with such an amazing snapshot of your Dad. I'm assuming that you had a hand in creating that obit. I have known men just like your Dad (mostly from Upstate NY) my entire life. Loveable curmudgeons.
My sympathy for your family's loss. However, I'm sure you have stories to last a lifetime & beyond. And isn't that what it's all about? Being remembered. I don't think anyone who ever reads his obit will ever forget Big Al! #BigAl
Dianne Scott
September 27, 2014
I never met Big Al but my wife said she has been married to his twin for 36 years

God bless you all for loving him enough to be true to him
My name is Frank (and I am)
September 27, 2014
This is the best obituary ever. What a tribute. RIP Big Al!
Sean Simon
September 27, 2014
Fantastic obituary! Wherever Big Al is now, I'm sure he's giving them hell! :-)
September 27, 2014
What a special way to remember a great person. Melissa A
September 27, 2014
My heaven enjoy your company Big Al
Tracy Butler
September 27, 2014
I feel like i knew him but never did. Sounds like he was my kind of guy. RIP Big Al.
Steve B
September 27, 2014
Strange that I have a nephew known as "red squirrel" and a brother-in-law who asked that each person at his funeral be given a miniature bottle of whiskey to carry with them as they walked across the road to the cemetery...
Elaine Bennett
September 27, 2014
From one USN Vet to another, Fair Winds and Following Seas. Great Obituary!!
Bert Milton
September 27, 2014
Sounds like an amazing man !! Wish I had known him !! RIP Big Al .
Helen
September 27, 2014
What an amazing man! We need more Big Al's in the world. Sorry for your loss. He definitely lived out his life's purpose and obviously impacting others lives both in life and death. I did not know him but I would loved to have been his neighbor! Cool Dude!
September 27, 2014
What a great tribute! Rest in peace Big Al.
September 27, 2014
I am so sorry for the passing of your loved one, but he sounded like a great man and I wish I could have met him! May peace be with you all. Thank you for the smile big al gave me today!
Kayla
September 27, 2014
I never met this man, but he sounds so much like my father in law that this brought me tears. Condolences to your family in this time, it sounds like you suffered an amazing loss.
Emily Politowicz
September 27, 2014
By reading this I can tell the world lost a great American, the honest, hard working kind we need more of. I am so glad to see that he was so well respected that people cared enough to know this much about him. I can only hope that when I pass someone remembers this much about me. Prayers for his kids and grand kids. Thanks for letting me know your dad a bit.
Melina Ponce
September 27, 2014
What an amazing man! Wish I had known him. So sorry for your loss, Brownley family.
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