Al was born on August 26, 1923 in Madiera Co., California. Al and his wife Myrtle moved to Alameda around 1948 where they resided and worked until, her death in 2000, after which time he moved to Orange Park, Florida to live with his son Gary and daughter in law Frieda Bronken. Al served in the Navy from 1942 -1945 and worked for the Department of Defense at the Naval Air Rework Facility (NARF), Naval Air Station, Alameda from 2/12/45 to 7/21/76 where he retired as a Quality Assurance Supervisor. Al was a past member of the Alameda Elks Lodge, past president of the Alameda Commuters, and Alameda Golf Association. Al was the proud grandfather of 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 1 g-great grandchild. Al will be remembered by his family and friends for his great zeal for life, his gentle, giving and caring nature, and his stories of days gone by. He was a terrific husband and wonderful father and grandfather who found great joy and happiness in his family and friends. Al left an everlasting mark on the hearts of everyone that knew him and will be greatly missed.
Al will be cremated and his remains transported back to California for burial next to his wife Myrtle at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, in Gustine, California. Family and friends will be notified of the date in the near future. Donations in his honor may be made to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, UMMC Fund, Attention: Office of Development, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, Mississippi.
— provided by his son, Gary Bronken