(1934 - 2012)
Published in The Desert Sun on May 24, 2012
Al" Casino, 78, of Palm Desert, passed away peacefully at home on
May 11, 2012. He was a devoted husband, father, and "Boppi."
Al was pre-deceased by his wife of 49 years, Marilu; his parents, Peter
& Lena; and brothers Rocky, Peter; and sister Ruby.
He is survived by his wife of three years, Evelyn; his daughters Kerri
(Robert) Havens and Jill (Jeffrey) Stamm and six grandchildren: Julie,
Hunter, Taylor, Anne, J.P. & Morgan. He will also be fondly remembered
by Evelyn's sons Kerry & Michael Voth, and Kerry's three children,
David, Ashley & Brittany.
Al was born and raised in Los Angeles, and upon graduation from high school
he was drafted into major league baseball and the Army. Following his
time in the service and a short baseball career, he married, and moved
to San Jose and enjoyed a 22 year career as a California Highway Patrolman.
In 1998 Al & Marilu retired to Palm Desert, where he continued his
love of golf, cooking, entertaining and traveling.
Al was a great and generous friend to so many people. He was a mountain
of a man with a heart and soul to match. Al was a really good guy.
Services will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Margaret's
Episcopal Church, Palm Desert, CA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Serve our Soldiers, www.sosride.org,
57539 Santa Rosa Trail, La Quinta, CA 92253.
Forest Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries.