“Si va o non si va” – Andiamo! “Shall we go or not go” – Let’s go? And so, the time has come to say “Ciao” to my friends and family! The “long good-bye” has come to an end after 8 years. I left all of you quickly but peacefully. Please know that I lived and loved with incredible passion! Mangia, cars, drawing, friends and family. I am “Papa Al” to three children, nine grandsons and a great-grandson. I officially owned 73+ cars at last count, not including the few that Annie “discovered”. I loved sharing my drawings with so many of you since they got so much better with practice.
Finally, Dear Friends – remember “a tavola non s’invecchia!” (“At the table we don’t grow old.”) I am forever thankful to those of you who loved and supported Annie and me through this battle. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org/norcal. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Al’s life and share stories on Friday, February 8, 2019, at noon at Piatti Restaurant, 625 Redwood Highway, Mill Valley. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org/norcal.