Albert Michael La BruscianoMay 8, 1922 ~ June 13, 2020 (age 98)
Albert La Brusciano was born to Maria and Luigi La Brusciano, on May 8, 1922, in Mamaroneck, New York, and grew up as part of a family of 11 during the twenties and the Great Depression. His mother raised her own nine children as well as four other neighborhood children, which only made Albert's love of family stronger.
At Burrows high school, Albert was a distinguished athlete; a quarterback, and a track star, who held a school record for the 440 until the mid-1980s.
Albert served as a Sargent in the U.S. Army Artillery during World War II. He landed at Normandy Beach (D-Day+14) and received the Bronze Star for Heroic Achievement in Holland and Germany.
After the war, Albert began a forty-year career as a haberdasher at County Boys and Men's Shop in Scarsdale, New York.
Al met Helen, the love of his life. They married in 1963, and they were happy and truly in love for 46 years.
He was an accomplished professional jazz drummer and played on several albums.
In 2006, they packed up their life in New York, and they moved to Beaumont in 2006 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Helen passed away in 2010.
Al was a passionate golfer. At 84, he fulfilled the life-long dream of studying oil painting. He took up playing pool with his friends at Solera.
He was a dedicated father and loved his vegetable garden, especially raising tomatoes, watching football and baseball, and trips to Vegas with his family.
Albert was a devout Roman Catholic. He was a wise teacher of life and taught not by lecture, but by example. He was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word; loving, kind, loyal, funny, patient beyond measure. He was the example of class and grace of a bygone era. He impressed and inspired many but was respected and loved by all.
He leaves behind two sons, Chuck Marra, of Lake Arrowhead, CA, and Michael La Brusciano of Studio City, CA,. He also leaves behind Megan Foley Marra, daughter-in-law, and two grandsons Lucas Marra and Matthew Mara, all of Lake Arrowhead, CA.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 25 at 11:30. at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 1234 N. Palm, Beaumont, CA. Private burial to follow. Arrangements are being handled by wiefelsmortuary.com Banning ~ (951) 849-4527