Albert M. Poggioli

July 21, 1925July 6, 2018

Albert Martin Poggioli passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018. Al was born on July 21, 1925 in New York City, New York. Al had the calling to serve in the military. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at age 18 where he fought in the Pacific theater during World War II.

After a two year stint, Al took advantage of the G.I. Bill and earned a Bachelor's degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. After earning his degree, Al re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he spent his career attaining the rank of Major. His military assignments took him to places such as Germany, Greece, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. He retired in 1971 and was a resident of Cocoa Beach ever since.

Al loved to keep himself in great physical shape. As a result he made many friends at the Patrick Air Force Base gym. Al also made annual treks to Tunica, MS to escape hurricane season and to “invest” at the Horseshoe Casino. He made many friends during his time there and was affectionately known as Alberto.

He was a generous man who enriched the lives of many. Toward the end of his life, Al expressed faith in God and his desire to be in heaven. He lived a long, productive and good life.

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Pete Scott

October 25, 2018

I met Al in 2010 at the gym in the town of Tunica. He ask if I had any suggestions on working the lower back. I showed him some things that I would do for my back. And from that day we became friends. I would see him at the gym every day during the summer. My wife and I made many trips to the Casino and a couple of trips to Coco Beach to visit Al. He was always excited to see us. He and I shared a July Birthdays. He passed away on mine. I will never forget my friend Al. Rest In Peace!

Jeannie Holcomb

August 8, 2018

Mr. Albert was my all time favorite Guest. To know him was to love him and I will so miss his hurricane season visits. Seeing his car in the parking lot always made me look forward to my day! You were a wonderful man Albert Poggioli and an excellent performer. Thanks for the memories!

Connie Coates

July 12, 2018

My Sweet Al..... I have cried and cried and cried.
Every July was always special because I knew I’d get to see you.. When I spoke to Al at the end of June, I asked him when he would be making his way to MS.. He told me he had some tests and if it was bad that he wouldn’t call me, but if they were good, he would call Monday!! Al never wanted sympathy nor did he want anyone to be down!! I didn’t hear from him so last Friday I called and left a message on his voicemail and he would either always pick up the phone or call back.. This time neither! One of our mutual friends broke the news to me yesterday and I have just been so sad since hearing of his passing! Al would tell me, I am ok and I want you to be ok!! My husband and Al were big big pals and he would send books to Tennessee to us and he would tell my husband.. Just play to win a tank of gas!! Al and I shared many many hours sitting and talking!! He would always tell my husband that he was a lucky man!!! We were the lucky ones for having you Al as a part of our lives!! I have your birthday card already but I will just keep it and remember you and all of the precious memories we shared!! Fly high my friend and now you have that white German Shepard that you wanted!! I love you more than you’ll ever know!!!!


July 11, 2018

Al and I met through our friend, Jimmy. Al had a wonderful way of telling a story and was very knowledgeable. He delighted in giving a mini key ring flashlight to everyone he met. Mine will always be a remembrance of his giving nature. In his conversations with Jimmy, which were many, he never failed to say, "give a big hello to Susan." He will be greatly he is at peace.


Judi Allgood

July 10, 2018

You will be truly missed in Robinsonville, Ms. We always knew you were coming back for another hurricane season and waited with anticipation to see your car in the parking lot at the Microtel. You were a very nice gentleman and taught my son the importance of saying thank you and a firm hand shake. Thanks for that 120 Al. I still have some of the small gifts you would give every time we meet. Rest easy, Al.

April Nguyen

July 9, 2018

I will miss you Mr. Al. Thank you for always making me smile. I will miss our talks and your gifts of candy, pens and keychains. Until we meet again.

Ruth Harris

July 9, 2018

A poem that Al liked because it expressed how he felt:

Miss Me--But Let Me Go!
Author Unknown

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little--but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me--but let me go.

For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all a part of the Master's plan,
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss Me--But Let Me Go!

Ruth Harris

July 9, 2018

7/23/2017 photo of Al beside car:

Ruth Harris

July 8, 2018

My sincere condolences to Al's family and other friends. Through my sorrow, I'm grateful for his friendship. As he often said, "Remember these six words: The best is yet to come!"

Al considered the "what-ifs" while being considerate of others, at the same time--a true gentleman who did it his way. (His favorite song by Frank Sinatra was "My Way".)

With fond memories, Ruth
(The picture below was taken on 7/23/2017)

Jim Iodice

July 7, 2018

Rest in peace, my dear friend! For all that knew "Al", he was a very kind and compassionate person. He was always so very thoughtful of other people, so caring! My hope for you is that you are enjoying that big Casino in the Sky! Lv. Your Friend, Jimmy Dice!