Alberto Luis

May 4, 1927October 3, 2019

Alberto Luis, passed away in Tampa on Thursday, October 3rd 2019. Alberto was born in Cuba on May 4th 1927 and was raised in the town of Gijon in Asturias, Spain. He moved to Tampa in 1957 where he spent his adult life doing multiple trades but his passion always lived with his love of farm animals as a livestock cattle farmer. Alberto lived a long fulfilling life as a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was a kind-hearted gentle soul with strong grit and a diligent work ethic. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to others and rarely ever said no to someone in need. He was a dedicated family man to wife Selma, daughter Carrie and Son Albert Jr. Alberto always put his family first. They were the driving force behind his hardworking mentality.

Alberto’s love for animals didn’t stop on the farm. He had a soft spot for dogs and had many furry companions throughout his life. You would often catching him sitting with his dogs sharing stories of his early life in Spain.

In 1959, Alberto married the love of his life, Selma Luis in Tampa. He is survived by his daughter, Carrie Diaz, son-in-law, Emilio Diaz, son Albert Luis Jr. daughter-in-law Jessica Luis; five grandchildren Ryan Shepherd, Lauren Shepherd Valdes, Allyson Dougherty (Ian), Noah Frelich, and Lane Luis. Four great grandchildren, Giada Shepherd, Jenna Shepherd, Julianna Valdes, and Jack Dougherty. He is preceded in death by his wife Selma.

The graveside funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, October 10th at 11am at Centro Asturiano Memorial Park Cemetery, 5400 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33619.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, October 10, 2019


Alberto Luis

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Ken and Melissa Spanola

October 8, 2019

Carrie and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. We know this is a very difficult time. Please remember the love he had for his family. Hugs and love to all.
Ken and Melissa Spanola

Diana DeNitto

October 8, 2019

Dear Carrie and Albert,
Your father Alberto will be missed, as are all those of his generation, like Selma and my parents that went before him. It is our job to remember them with love, and be thankful that they lived fulfilling lives and raised wonderful children (us) that raised wonderful grandchildren (our children), that are raising amazing great grandchildren. Where would we all be without them?
With sincere condolences,
The Vince and Diana De Nitto Family

John Canto

October 6, 2019

Alberto my condolence to you and your family