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Joseph Gawler’s Sons, LLC

5130 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

OBITUARY

Alejandro Sevilla

August 2, 1954May 21, 2019
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Alejandro Sevilla age 64 On May 21, 2019, in Washington, DC, Mr. Sevilla died at his residence on Capitol Hill. Dear husband for 39 years to Patricia Sevilla; brother, Eduardo Sevilla, and a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. A service will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Joseph Gawler’s Sons. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., and again, 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Joseph Gawler’s Sons. Following the service the burial will take place at 1:00 p.m. in the Congressional Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, May 30, 2019

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Puller Lanigan

June 1, 2019

Dear Al,
When we first met at Dick and Linda's, I thought, 'Who is this guy?' Your presence was larger than life and you wanted all to know it. Or maybe you didn't, but you managed to have that effect on people.
We had a good laugh when we discovered we went to the same parties in the 70's-80's and couldn't remember ever meeting. Shades of Bob ('Catfish') Hodge. Thank you for entertaining me with your multitudinous stories of bands and musicians. I loved hearing your stories and am so glad Kev and I reconnected with you and Patsy.

As they say in Nawlins, 'Laissez les bon temps rouler!'

Love, Puller and Kev

Michael Sullivan

June 1, 2019

It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Big Al.

I remember the first time I met Al was at a Gaithersburg Hamfest, talking up a microphone for sale that had been "personally" used by Elvis. Just a little "story" for the wandering buyers. That was where I also met Patsy.

She was trying to keep him from buying too much and reminding him when they needed to leave to make the Redskin game. Their back and forth that day really spoke to me of two old souls who truly loved and cared for each other.

What I later discovered were Al's real stories, a good many of which were quite legendary. He was a kind-hearted man, generous to his friends and family alike. I always knew him to be honest and straight forward. You always knew where you stood with Al. He always had your back and was a friend to depend on if you were ever in need. A truly rare thing these days.

So I choose not to be sad as I remember Big Al.
I am very thankful for the friendship and memories he has given me ...

Michael Sullivan

June 1, 2019

It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Big Al.

I remember the first time I met Al was at a Gaithersburg Hamfest, talking up a microphone for sale that had been "personally" used by Elvis. Just a little "story" for the wandering buyers. That was where I also met Patsy.

She was trying to keep him from buying too much and reminding him when they needed to leave to make the Redskin game. Their back and forth that day really spoke to me of two old souls who truly loved and cared for each other.

What I later discovered were Al's real stories, a good many of which were quite legendary. He was a kind-hearted man, generous to his friends and family alike. I always knew him to be honest and straight forward. You always knew where you stood with Al. He always had your back and was a friend to depend on if you were ever in need. A truly rare thing these days.

So I choose not to be sad as I remember Big Al.
I am very thankful for the friendship and memories he has given me ...

Timothy Steffes

May 31, 2019

Al,
Never, not a single time, did I ever stump you with a song you didn't know how to play. You showed me that it was OK to be proud to be a policeman and that having fun and doing the right thing were not opposites. I felt so lucky when you moved in that house in Arlington, because I had Big Al in my neighborhood. But look at me: I had Big Al in my career, my band and my life. Look down on us and give a nudge when we need it. And we will all need it more, now that you are gone. I know with no uncertainty that all you want is for us to take care of Patsy. We wont let you down.

Goodbye Al..........continuous music!

Liz Kirby

May 30, 2019

Big Al was like a friend that you've known forever. He was warm, friendly and made me feel welcome and comfortable whenever I was in his presence. He was always a gentleman and I'm very grateful that he was in my life.

Mark Noone

May 29, 2019

Big Al! We knew each other some 35 years at least. He was fun and funny, kind and generous, sweet and opinionated. My only regret was not spending enough time with him. Memories? Way too many... Love to Al and Patsy, and their whole family - That includes a lot of people!

Zander Baldwin

May 29, 2019

Al, you really touched my heart. In the few months that we spent together, you helped show me my true potential. Your character revealed the best in everyone you met. I remember how you would motivate me to practice as much as possible, believing that I could truly be something. I don't take meeting you for granted, and I've honored your advice wholeheartedly. I practice daily (with the watch you gave me), and your advice has consistently proven to be invaluable. I will always remember how you told me, "the rests are just as important as the moments in which you play." I wish I had been able to play Autumn Leaves for you before you took your final rest. Your mentoring meant the world to me.

Love ya Big Al,

Zander

Randy Wilkinson

May 29, 2019

Alex was my very best friend during my last three years @ St. Teresa's ('63-'66). We formed our first band in '64 and continued playing together in various variations of our band until '71. We stayed in touch through his days @ Ritz Camera, around '79/'80, but then somehow lost touch for about twenty years. It wasn't until I saw the article about him and Big Al's Trading Post in the Washington Post magazine that I was able to reconnect with him. Not long after that, we began running into each other from time to time @ 9:30 Club. I always hoped we'd play together again someday and, truth be told, I never really wanted to play in a band without him and only did so once. Unfortunately for me, that reunion was never to be but he sure made his mark on the local scene and was probably the most multi-faceted individual I have ever known. Gold bless him, his family and all of his friends. He is truly missed by all.

Mary O'Donnell

May 29, 2019

Al was a true renaissance man: a hard working and talented videographer, photographer, and multi-instrument musician. Al was always a kind and cheerful professional when I worked in news, and later my friend Patsy’s loving husband. I will miss his generous spirit.

Douglas Smith

May 29, 2019

Alas the force of your spirit and engaging personality have exit the stage. only to be “Next Up” on the marquee for the show "That Never Ends”many phrases and thoughts flash by, the most endearing was your stedfast and “from the heart” careering for the other people around you. Love to Patty and I will miss you, brother.

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