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Alpha Passino Al passed away on March 25 at the age of 94. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1917, his family moved to Los Angeles when Al was ten. A long time resident of Hermosa Beach, he owned and operated Best Food Mart on Pier Avenue in the early fifties. He then went on to a career in beer distribution, owning a distributorship in south Los Angeles and later in the western San Gabriel Valley. Al is survived by his daughters, Michele Dahlhausen and Tammy Sommerhauser and his granddaughters Katrina Dahlhausen and Dani Sue Sommerhauser. A viewing will be held Friday, March 30 from 5 to 9 pm with a rosary prayer (7 pm) at White and Day Colonial in Redondo Beach. A funeral mass will be held 10:30 am Saturday March 31 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Hermosa Beach.

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  1. I had the privilege of observing for the last thirteen years what a great Dad, father-in-law, and grandfather Al has been. I’m sorry for the current grief but am glad that you will have great memeories of such a loving man.

  2. I knew Al from the time he had Best Foods to when he was a Coors Dist. and then Budweiser. We had some fun times together. He was always a gentleman. May his memory be eternal…Pete Vasilion-Corsaro Dist. Co.

  3. Dear Mike and Tammy, Jeane Marca just called to let me know of your Dad’s passing. Please accept my condolences. Your Dad and Mom and Sam were all very dear people and I always think of them and the good times at their home as I travel up and down Sepulveda/PCH. I’ll remember them in my prayers. Sincerely, Tony Stanton

  4. Dear Mike and Tammy, Your Dad was one of the most influential people in my life. My brother John and I were fortunate to work for such an outstanding family. Your Dad will never be forgotten in my family.

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