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Albert "Al" Louis Bloise

February 12, 1923 August 24, 2021
Albert "Al" Louis Bloise
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Albert Louis Bloise (Al) was the 11th child and the 7th son out of 13 siblings. His parents were Giuseppe “Joseph” Bloise and Carmela Altieri. His siblings were Sal, Jennie, Frank, George, Louis, Rose 1st, James, Rose, Augustine, Matilda, Anna, and Joseph. Their parents owned a small store in San Francisco, California. Al had such a large family that the children would sometimes slip a friend in at the dinner table and say, just be quiet and they won’t know the difference. He enjoyed going with his brother Joe and sister Anna to the Sutro Baths which was a large, saltwater swimming pool complex.

Al had a wonderful relationship with his brothers and sisters. He talked about how they would sing songs while doing the dishes. His sister Rose would kick them out of the kitchen because it was her job to mop the floor. His younger sister Anna would work in the store with his father. One time he decided to build a plane in their backyard. His family asked him: what are you planning on doing with all that stuff? He replied that he was building a plane and had even drawn up the plans.

Al graduated early from Balboa High School. He decided to get a job while waiting around to graduate with the rest of his class. He went to the wharf and was filling out an application when a man asked him if he knew how to draw up drafting plans. Al replied yes that he had learned that in school and the man hired him. Al was soon helping draft plans for military artillery ships. He was a talented young draftsman at the age of 17. They wanted to keep Al, and not have him go to war but Al wanted to fight for his country. Al joined the US Army Air-Corps. Flying airplanes was a dream of his. The military taught Al how to fly planes but needed more men on the ground so he was moved to ground patrol. Soon he was getting off the boat and being fired at as they ran on to an island in the Pacific. He said you could see the bullets as they flew by your face. Al would also serve in the Korean War. He was a sharpshooter and a guard as well.

After serving in the military, Al went to school and became a chiropractor. He was very good at healing and his patients loved him. During this time Al met Mina, whom he later married. He left chiropractic work and started work as a laborer at PG&E with one of their construction crews. After a while he became a drafter / engineer for PG&E. In the late 1950s Mina passed away.

In the mid 1960‘s Al started dating Jacqualine (Jackie). He drove a shiny black corvette. He took her camping, horseback riding, and out to dinner and dancing. On the dance floor they were elegant together. He would surprise her with trips such as when he piloted a private plane and took her to Reno just for dinner and then flew her back home to Belmont. Al swept Jackie off her feet. Jackie had three daughters Ann, Donna, and Sherry. Her mother Edith also lived with them. Al would date Jackie for 3 years before they married on April 26, 1969.Al was a brave man to take on three teenagers and a mother-in-law.

Al and Jackie really enjoyed vacationing in Japan twice. Al would have jewelry made in Japan for Jackie that he would design.

They bought a home together in Sunnyvale. Al designed and drew up the plans for a balcony that was added to the second floor behind the house. Al and Jackie lived in Sunnyvale for 12 years. The home was so beautiful that a man knocked on their door and asked to see the house. They showed him and he made an offer. Perfect timing because Al was ready to retire from PG&E. Al was very accomplished at his job and turned down offers from other companies after he retired.

In 1981, Al and Jackie bought a home in Paradise, California. They had a gorgeous front yard with azaleas, gardenias, and more. The backyard had an orchard and a nice deck to barbecue and relax on. Al made a miniature train track and enjoyed it very much. When he became too old to run it anymore, he gave it to his nephew Dennis Hennessy.

They had a Doberman Pinscher named Klink. Their trainer loved Klink so much that he took him on tour and Klink won many ribbons.

They loved having a trailer or an RV. They would travel with family and friends in caravan style around the United States. They had a boat that they would take out on the lakes near Paradise and go fishing.

Al was also an active member of the American Legion. Jackie and Al also enjoyed playing bingo in their spare time. Al was an accomplished cribbage player and even got a perfect hand one time. He played cribbage with coworkers at PG&E during lunch and would later play with family and friends after he retired.

On November 8, 2018, the Camp Fire hit Paradise and they lost their home. Luckily their daughter Donna and their caregiver Dwan, werw with them and were able to drive them out of the fire. That was very traumatic for them all. Al and Jackie lived at Atria, in Davis, for about two years with the help of their wonderful caregiver Lori. Last year, Al and Jackie moved to St John’s Retirement Village in Woodland. Lori stayed on as a caregiver until Al passed at the age of 98. Al will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers, Jackie requests donations to Yolo Hospice who provided wonderful care and support for the last year.

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Paradise Cemetery Final Resting Place

980 Elliott Rd.
Paradise, CA 95969

980 Elliott Rd. Paradise 95969 CA
United States
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