OBITUARY

Albert Joseph Buscio

September 27, 1922June 6, 2019

Albert Joseph Buscio, of Seattle, Washington, left our lives at the age of 96 on June 6, 2019.

Al was born in Seattle on September 27, 1922. By the age of 5 Al was working in downtown Seattle selling pencils, by age 7 he had added a successful paper route; from then on he never stopped working or volunteering well into his late 80’s.

During his school-age years at Concord Elementary & Middle School and O’Dea High School he developed a love of baseball; at the age of 13 Al was featured in the Seattle Times after winning a pitching competition. After graduating from O’Dea, Al went to radio school where he learned Morse Code and became a radio operator with the Merchant Marines during World War II from 1941 – 1945.

Al continued in his career with the Federal Aviation Administration, moving to Nome, Alaska then to Mullen Pass, Idaho, eventually returning to Seattle where he met & married Kathryn and was a loving father to Laura, Maureen and Kevin.

Notes from Laura, Maureen & Kevin

Our Dad had an aptitude to build, repair, or fix anything and our house became a continual work in progress. However the most important thing Dad built was our family. He taught us by example: Patience, integrity, honesty, loyalty, and above all else, a hearty sense of humor.

Dad would often tell such corny jokes you couldn’t help but laugh, and he was usually laughing louder than anyone. To our mom’s chagrin Dad also taught us how to swear; A litany of words we had never heard but heard frequently throughout the years, particularly when watching Mariner games.

When we were teenagers Dad would stand outside our bedroom doors to try to rouse his lazy crew into action by shouting “Rise & Shine with the Buscio line”. Now Dad, it’s our turn: You have risen, and your light will always shine bright for us and all who knew you. Rise & Shine with God, Dad.

Al was preceded in death by his father Francesco & mother Angelantonio, his sister Mary and brother Fred. He is survived by his wife Kathryn, daughters Laura & Maureen, son Kevin & wife Tricia, nephews Frankie & wife Margie Cristofaro, Ludy & wife Donna Cristofaro and countless friends and colleagues.

Andare in pace con il nostro amore

Go in peace with our love

Services

27 June

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St Francis of Assisi Church

15236 21st Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166

27 June

Reception Following Mass

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

27 June

Graveside Service

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Tahoma National Cemetery

18600 SE 240th St
Kent, WA 98042

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Phil Seymour

June 23, 2019

Weather the sun is setting or rising depends on your point of view. I’d like to think it set and rose at the same time today. It set on Al’s 96 years of a good life, and rose when he was lifted to be with our lord and savior. Al was a wonderful father and you were lucky to have him. Kevin you’ve been a wonderful son and he was lucky to have you. I can imagine how you feel right now as my father is no longer with us. I came to realize in time that you never really lose them if you remember the times we had with them, the lessons they taught us, and the love they gave us. I have shed a few tears today but I guess God needed a little help with a deck and needed Al’s expertise. Give Katherine, Laura, and Maureen a hug from me, and let them know I’m thinking about them. I know you are proud and strong, but seriously let me know if I can help. If you need anything at all just ask, I’ve got nothing going on right now. Sorry about the wordy text. I just want you to know I love you brother.

Kevin Buscio

June 16, 2019

Kevin Buscio

June 16, 2019

Kevin Buscio

June 16, 2019

Kevin Buscio

June 16, 2019

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