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Albert Thomas Bajada

30 junio , 192613 noviembre , 2019
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Albert Bajada, 93, passed away on November 13, 2019. He was born in Valetta, Malta on June 30, 1926 to the late Charles and Mary Bajada. When he was three years old, he and his family moved to the United States. When Al was 17, he joined the U.S. Navy and served his country during WWII. He was a part of D-Day invasions in Normandy as a LCVP boat driver and was one of the few crafts that was able to make a beach landing in the first wave of the invasion. Later Al became a very successful business owner with several catering operations in Rockland County, NY. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, watching football and the news.

Left to cherish his memory are 7 children, Anthony Bajada, Candice Zadeh, Judith Bajada, Terese Maher, Diane McDonald, Irene Dawson (John) and Anton Leonardes (Kristen); 1 brother, Edwin Bajada; 2 sisters, Yvonne Leone, and Rose Oliver (Joe); 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2-5:00 PM, on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home with a funeral service at 5:00 PM. You may offer condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILIA

  • Anthony Bajada, Son
  • Candice Zadeh, Daughter
  • Judith Bajada, Daughter
  • Terese Maher, Daughter
  • Diane McDonald, Daughter
  • Irene Dawson and husband, John, Daughter
  • Anton Leonardes and wife, Kristen, Son
  • Edwin Bajada, Brother
  • Yvonne Leone, Sister
  • Rose Oliver and husband, Joe, Sister
  • Al is also survived by 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Servicios

  • Visitation viernes, 22 noviembre , 2019
  • Funeral Service viernes, 22 noviembre , 2019

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DOMINICK CAIAZZO

5 diciembre , 2019

Diane and family,
Please let me offer my sincere condolences on your loss
For some reason the last couple of weeks I had been thinking of Al so I woke up today to look him up and I saw the news, so sad.

Al was a great mentor to me as well as others and yet a better man. He taught me everything I know about Catering and in a lot of ways life. He would love to tell story's about the Navy and his days at Leonard's of Great Neck. His guidance and passion made me fall in love with the Catering business.

He was an excellent business man who led a great life. Through the years I have thought of him often and the days of Rockland lake Manor, which he built from scratch into a premier Catering Facility. Truly amazing. In a lot of ways I am the person I am today because of what he taught me.

He will be missed!

Dominick Caiazzo

David Zadeh

21 noviembre , 2019

He was my Aly...his special name that he wanted me to call him.
I lived with Aly for three years and during that time he told me a lot of stories about his life.
We loved going out shopping for food together. He had a special way of cooking pasta. When it was done, he always fried it up in a pan till it was crispy...and always had it with a beer!
Sometimes he used to take me out on his boat...he'd drive the boat on the canal in back of the apartment in Pompano Beach.
He loved driving the boat...Really loved driving the boat!...because it reminded him of being the driver of the Uboat during World War 2.
I will miss him every day, remembering our adventures during those three special years that I had the privilege of spending with my Grandfather Aly. I will miss him and love him forever...and I still talk with him because he will never be gone for me.
I Love You Aly!!!

David Zadeh

Edwin Bajada

21 noviembre , 2019

We were always brothers & in our childhood we fought each other
(he always won) His boxing skill s were amazing for a skinny guy. There were times he protected me and also showed me the how to's of our life.
A short story: We lived on a street in Brooklyn's Park Slope area and attended school at St Thomas Aquinas. Our Mother was overjoyed when Al & I became Altar Boys . That stint did not last due to an incident with a shortage of the Holy Wine. The Priest was very upset when he found the Wine was watered. We then became Choir Boys. There are many stories and Al always had a hand in their creation . My Condolences to all.
With Love
Brother, Ed

Charles Johnson

21 noviembre , 2019

Grandpa,

I’m glad I got to spend some time with you over the years and I will always Love you and miss you!

Love,
Charles

Judy Bajada

20 noviembre , 2019

I have a funny memory from the past: we were out to eat. All I remember is Mom and Dad. I spilled a glass of water and it went on Dad. For some reason, at that young age, maybe 12 or 13, I made it into a drama. I suddenly acted like the server and Daddy was the customer. I stood up and I guess with what napkins were available started drying him off. Saying, I’m so sorry Sir. We all realized how outrageously funny it was! - Judy

Anthony Bajada

20 noviembre , 2019

Dad with Terry, Me, Diane and Irene at Family Dinner, May 21, 2013 in Seacliff!

"Goodnight, Sweet Prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest"

Terese Maher

19 noviembre , 2019

Irene Bajada Dawson

19 noviembre , 2019

Albert and Anthony (father and son) in their younger days.

Candice Bajada

18 noviembre , 2019


His smile...unforgettable... There are so many memories of him. Teaching me how to dance the cha-cha ( he was an incredibly good dancer!) There was a softness about him that you felt when you spoke with him. His eyes told you what was in his heart. I will miss him dearly.

Irene Bajada Dawson

18 noviembre , 2019

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Biografía

Albert Bajada, 93, passed away on November 13, 2019. He was born in Valetta, Malta on June 30, 1926 to the late Charles and Mary Bajada. When he was three years old, he and his family moved to the United States. When Al was 17, he joined the U.S. Navy and served his country during WWII. He was a part of D-Day invasions in Normandy as a LCVP boat driver and was one of the few crafts that was able to make a beach landing in the first wave of the invasion. Later Al became a very successful business owner with several catering operations in Rockland County, NY. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, watching football and the news.

Left to cherish his memory are 7 children, Anthony Bajada, Candice Zadeh, Judith Bajada, Terese Maher, Diane McDonald, Irene Dawson (John) and Anton Leonardes (Kristen); 1 brother, Edwin Bajada; 2 sisters, Yvonne Leone, and Rose Oliver (Joe); 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2-5:00 PM, on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home with a funeral service at 5:00 PM. You may offer condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com