Freitas, Albert

Albert Jacob Freitas Resident of Concord, California October 31, 1922- July 26, 2007 Albert passed away peacefully on July 26th at the age of 84. Al is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He proudly served as a radioman and supervisor, sending and receiving code messages in World War II. He received a good conduct medal, two stars, and victory medal and was honorably discharged in 1945. He had many fascinating stories about his service days, including an attack on his ship by a Japanese Kamikaze pilot. Al was born in Oakland and moved to Concord in 1952. He was employed by the Oakland Tribune as a circulation manager until retiring in 1983. Al was a member of the Concord Elks Lodge where he spent many pleasant evenings dancing with his good friends and longtime loving companion Gloria Gustafson. Albert really enjoyed his retirement; playing golf and traveling to Lake Tahoe and Reno. Al was also a horse racing fan, analyzing the racing sheets was a favorite hobby! Al is survived by his son Ernest Freitas; daughter, Karen Paulsen; granddaughters, Erica and Shaina Paulsen; brother, Hank Freitas and many other beloved family members. He was preceded in death by his parents Jordao and Leona Freitas. The gentleness and the dignity with which he lived his life was a great inspiration to all those around him, he will remain in our hearts forever. Memorial Service will be held at Hull's Chapel at 1139 Saranap Ave. in Walnut Creek, CA, Sunday, August 5 at 2pm. Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel (925) 934-5400

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