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Alfred "Al" W. Genasci
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Mausoleum Chapel at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, 1141 Scenic Drive, Modesto, for Al W. Genasci, 66, of Manteca. He died June 1, 2008 at Hospice of San Joaquin's Hospice House in Stockton from complications due to liver disease.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Franklin & Downs at 12th and G Street in Modesto.

Born July 20, 1941 in Modesto, Al grew up on a dairy farm in Modesto. He was active in the 4-H, and recognized at the county fair for his prized cows. An avid music lover, he played the accordion and clarinet and enjoyed classic rock of the sixties as well as Dixieland jazz. After graduating from Ceres High School in 1959, where he lettered in baseball, Al received honors at entrance at UC Berkeley and earned a BS in business administration degree in 1963.

He served in the National Guard after graduation and married his soulmate, Roberta Hunt, on Feb 22, 1964. After marrying, Al lived in the Bay area and later enjoyed living in Ceres and Manteca, enjoying a 36-year career in retail management. Al enjoyed watching the stock market daily and reading the Wall Street Journal. However, his favorite pastime was spending his retirement with his countless friends and family.

He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Roberta Genasci of Manteca; his daughters, Sabrina Genasci Case of Orlando, Fla., and Tiffany F. Genasci of Chico; and his brother, Ronald S. Genasci of Riverbank. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thelma and Alfred S. Genasci and sister Annette Genasci.

Remembrances may be sent to Hospice of San Joaquin at 3888 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95204-1953.

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier /June 4, 2008