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Albert Richard ColondresMay 5, 1930 ~ March 16, 2017 (age 86)
Albert Richard Colondres, 86 passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his new home Oakmont of Concord. Patricia Lee, his wife of 47 years, was by his side.
Albert (aka Dad, Pops, Poppa, Grandpa or Grandpa Al) was a native San Franciscan, born in May, 1930. He attended Balboa High School. He was a strong “union man”, first a Teamster and then a Longshoreman. After suffering a disabling stroke he retired. Pat retired to care for him.
Albert is survived by his wife Pat, his children Daniel (Rosa) and Monica (Loretta) and stepchildren Susan (Robert) Angelsberg and Peter (Marta) Paras. He was preceded in death by two of his daughters, Carol McAuliffe and Virginia Marie Arzave, his grandson (and namesake) Alberto Colondres and stepson Michael Paras.
He is Grandpa or Grandpa Al to Richie (Brianna), Mark Allen (Mary), Jason (Renee), Casey (Troy), Victoria (Walter), Virginia Marie, Alyssa (Billal) and Isaac. He is proud great-grandpa of Brandon and Nico (Arzave), Marie and Ashlyn (Arzave), Kyle, Justin and Nathan (McAuliffe), Monica, Ricky, Danny and Carol (Corona) and the newest great-grandbaby Ali.
In typical Colondres fashion, a private family service is scheduled for 2 pm, Saturday, March 19, Oak Park Hills Chapel, Walnut Creek, California, followed by a late lunch at his favorite Mexican restaurant “El Tapatio” in Pleasant Hill.