Alberta Sitlani

January 29, 1943 ~ August 18, 2021 (age 78)


Alberta Sitlani died on Saturday, Aug. 14th from pancreatic cancer. She will be remembered by the people she touched for her optimism, warmth, and loving spirit. 

Alberta was born in Chicago, IL and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Shimer College. After moving to California in the early 1960s, she raised two families and retired from the Social Security Administration after 27 years of service. Alberta enjoyed travel, cross stitch, and quilting. Most of all, she enjoyed the company of her friends and family, and took every opportunity to bring them together at Thanksgiving and other events. Alberta’s positive attitude, acceptance of others, and strength as she faced cancer are an inspiration to all those who knew her. 

Alberta is survived by her loving son Max Shoka of Pleasant Hill, CA; step sons David Sitlani of Seattle, WA and Daniel Sitlani of Berkeley, CA; sister Debbie Salmon of Buffalo Grove, NY; and nephew Erik Bataller of Buffalo Grove, NY. She is also survived by grand children Mia Shoka, Syd Shoka, Zachary Sitlani, Maya Sitlani, Eliza Sitlani, Laila Sitlani, and Eli Sitlani; and daughter-in-laws Estrella Shoka, Marta Sitlani, and Colleen Sitlani.

Alberta’s ashes will be scattered in the San Francisco Bay on Sunday at a small ceremony due to COVID concerns. Donations in her name can be made to Doctors Without Borders and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in Manhattan Beach, CA.

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