ZETO, ALFRED N. passed away August 31, 2005. He was born in Indiana on May 19, 1913 and worked in the So. California aircraft industry for over thirty-six years. Beloved husband of Ruth Zeto. Devoted father of Loretta (Mrs. Roy) Walls of Torrance and Shirley (Mrs. John) Miller of Redondo Beach, CA. Also left to mourn his passing are his seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 5, 2005 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Services will be Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005 at 1:00 PM. both at WHITE & DAY COLONIAL CHAPEL, 901 W. Torrance Blvd.,(at Prospect Avenue), Redondo Beach, CA. Interment will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.

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  1. Dear gramps: we will all miss you but we all know and believe you are in a happier place now.. i will never forget how loving and nice you were to everyone.. i wont ever forget how you would dress up as “santa” and give out all the presents to everyone i loved that. it was fun. you were ALWAYS a kind loving person and yes i will miss you. i think just about EVERYONE will. i hope you are in a happier place and not in pain and suffering now. i wish i could’ve spent more time with you but the time i spent i enjoyed every last second of it. you will be missed i love you R.I.P. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

  2. Al, you are already missed, we all loved you, and some day will be together again. Every one on this block said they already miss having you around. One of my fondest memories is one time we were having dinner at a resturant in Long Beach and of course you were having coffee, and the server was slow in filling up your cup, so Al got up and got the pot and proceeded to fill everyones cup in the resturant, and when Shirley and I were married, I didn’t have a car because of an accident, so Al & Ruth gave up your family car so we could return to Arizona, I am sure a lot of people will miss you, because that was the way you were, I don’t think you ever meet a person you didn’t like. So you are with your Family and Friends that has went before you. Love You John

  3. Great Gramps, I liked playing with the toys in your back room. I liked when you smiled at me. Shannah I liked comming over to your house. I liked eating cookies and candy whenever I came over to your house. Wyatt I remember when you brought us donut holes every week. You always came over during school and we had a break to eat them. I know you are happier in heaven. I know you loved us and I love you. Moriah

  4. Dear Great Grandpa, I remember how you came over to our house every week to bring us doughnut holes. We were so excited and always wanted to see you. Once my younger brother (who was 2 at the time) saw you come in and then yelled “Doughnuts!” as loud as he could because he thought that was your name. I also loved coming to your house and hearing about when you played football and baseball in high school. Another thing I remember is that you were always so interested in our lives. You asked about our schoolwork and activites we were in. You loved your family so much and I will never forget you. I love you and I know you are in a better place. Love, Nathaniel

  5. Great Gramps, I know you are much happier in heaven. You will be remembered as a kind, thoughtful and friendly guy.It is funny when we shake hands and you don’t let go. Love you! Bryson

  6. Grandpa, One of my best memories of you was sitting around on your back patio just talking. You were always up on the latest events and family news, and always had a story to tell. As the husband of one of your grand daughters I felt very welcomed in your family, and felt honored to call you Grandpa. I was especially fond of your taste for cherry pie! Linda or Grandma would always bake your favorite pie for special occasions and I would make sure and get a piece (or two)! I also remember your ability to get things done right away. If anything was broken or we ever needed a ride to get a car repaired you were always ready to lend a hand. I remember the time when Linda and I were living in the front house on 182nd St, and I broke off the outside faucet while mowing the lawn. By the time I got the water shut off and had gone to Anza Hardware to get the parts I needed to fix it, you were already at the house with tools and pipe fittings ready to go. I still don’t know how you found out about that so fast! You left a great legacy and many of your traits carry on through your family. Our kids always enjoyed hearing about your exploits on your football teams and baseball teams, and when I watch them play on their baseball teams now, it reminds me of you. Along that line, I have one more story to share, which I know you would have loved hearing. On this weekend when we are remembering your life and how much you meant to us, Bryson’s AAU baseball team was playing in a Labor Day Weekend Tournament in Maryland. They made it into the Championship bracket and had to face the number 1 seed team, who was from Prince William County , VA. This team had a record of 37 and 3 in tournament play, and had finished 1st or 2nd in every tournament they had entered. Bryson got the call to pitch and went 5 2/3 innings, giving up only 3 hits. He was throwing his two-seam fastball just like you showed him, and nobody could hit it. In the last inning the other team scored 2 runs and had runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. Bryson was playing shortstop and made a diving catch for the 2nd out and then completed an unassisted double play by tagging the runner coming back to second, which ended the game and preserved his team’s lead. As I sat watching, I couldn’t help but think about Great Gramps because Bryson, surely didn’t get that ability from me! Great Gramps was an example to us all. I am thankful that God brought me into this family and that I had the opportunity to know and love him. As the Bible promised in Numbers Chap 6, verses 24-26, The Lord has blessed you and kept you; The Lord has made His face shine on you and has been gracious to you; The Lord has lifted up his countenance on you; and has now given you peace.

  7. Dear Ruth, Loretta and Shirley and family members. I offer my condolences to the family members of Al Zeto. Al was a wonderful, pleasant, energetic and happy person. I also thank Ruth for her and Al’s many years of service to Douglas and McDonnell Douglas in the Engineering Release Group. I will be attending Al’s funeral on Tuesday.

  8. We all loved Grandpa. He was like a second father to many of us. Grandpa always put the needs of others ahead of his own, yet he wasn’t afraid to say what he needed! (Right, Grandma?!) He had many hobbies, such as football, baseball, ping pong, pool, bowling, fixing things (even if you didn’t want it fixed), war films/books and taking pictures (mostly of people, not places). But, his number one hobby was most definitely his family. Phone calls to check up on everyone, visits, and more phone calls to check the latest measurements and shoe sizes of the family for gift shopping! He was an outgoing extravert, to say the least, and had a way of making friends instantly. But, the best part about him was that if you wanted the family to know something, you didn’t have to call everyone. You only had to call him and everyone would automatically know in what seemed like a minute! Yes, he was one of a kind and we can’t wait to see him again beyond the pearly gates. His loving granddaughter, Linda

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