August 26, 1932 – February 1, 2019
Albert Lejarzar, age 86, left this life to be with the Lord on February 1, 2019, after a three year battle with Alzheimer’s. Al was born August 26, 1932, in, San Antonio, Texas, the son of Anastacio Lejarzar and Manuela Garza.
Al attended high school, in San Antonio. He played football, boxed, and ran track. Al then joined the Coast Guard and served his country, from 1950-1953. In 1951, while in the service, Al met and married the love of his life, Bobbie JoAnn King. They were married for 66 years, until Bobbie passed in 2018, from Alzheimer's.
After Al completed his U.S. Coast Guard duty, he and Bobbie, with their son, Albert, Jr. moved from Long Beach, California to Fort Worth, Texas. For 15 years in Fort Worth at General Dynamics, Al worked as a metal machinist. He then went to work at Bell Helicopter, in a similar position. While working at Bell, Al earned his Associate's Degree and was elevated to a supervisor. Al retired from Bell, in the late 90's, after 25 years of service.
While working and during his retirement years, Al was an active person. He loved to sing, work in the yard, complete search puzzles, coach his kids and other kids, watch the Cowboys and Rangers win and lose, tend to children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, but most of his time was spent completing Bobbie's list of Honey Do's!
Al is survived by his brothers, Jesse Dominguez, San Antonio, TX. and Joe Rodriguez, San Antonio, TX, daughter Becky Lejarzar- Bond of Keller, TX , sons Al Lejarzar, Jr. of Venice Beach, Fla. and Gary Lejarzar of Fort Worth, TX.. He was preceded in death by his oldest brother, Stanley Lejarzar, San Antonio, TX. Al is survived by nine sweet grandchildren Whitney Robertson, Holly Pollard, Chris Lejarzar, Laura Hagler, Amy Fultz, Amanda Bryant, Annie Copeland, Jason Lejarzar, and Suzanna Lejarzar. Al also had ten great-grandchildren Kelsey Pollard, Katie Busby, Kolby Owens, Brinley Perez, Riley Lejarzar, Luke Fultz, Angelea Bryant, Andrew Bryant, Jonah Copeland, and Cash Westlake.
The family wishes to thank the Marine Creek Health and Rehabilitation, Freedom Hospice, and all of those who cared for Al throughout his illness.
There will be a private burial at Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery and a private service for immediate family members at the J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, online memorial donations can be sent to www.alz.org in Albert Lejarzar’s name.
- Alzheimer's Association
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February 5, 2019
May the Lord comfort your family in the days to come I remember the love and attention he showed Cash the chuckling and laughs
Lesia Miller (Roe)
February 3, 2019
I remember Al working with the youth at Glenview Baptist Church. He was always their for us. Al was a great friend and example of a christian. God Bless the whole family. Al will truly be missed.