He was born Dec. 23, 1948, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Biaggio and Geraldine (Green) Distaso, both surviving, of Las Vegas, Nev.
Also surviving are two sons, Douglas (Whitney) Distaso of Arlington, Va., and Brian Distaso of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren, Colby and Keira Distaso; one brother, Mark (Espy) Distaso of Acton, Calif.; one sister, Doreen Ware of San Bernardino, Calif.; and a special friend, Jane Woerly of Macomb and her sons, Alan and Adam Cale.
He offered camaraderie unconditionally, recognized friendships everywhere and never passed judgment without personally experiencing wrong. Al showed us how to treat others without exceptions and no matter the conundrum, charted the ideal solution.
He played professional baseball with the Chicago Cubs in 1969 and was in the Army Reserves for six years.
He retired from the Los Angeles Police Department in 1994 prior to moving to Macomb in 1995.
He served the community as an admissions manager for the McDonough County Housing Authority.
He was a member of the Macomb American Legion Post 6 and Macomb Elks Lodge 1009, and was an avid golfer.
Please join the family in a celebration of an incredible man's life at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009, at the Gold Hills Golf Course Clubhouse.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Please sign the guestbook at www.dodsworthfh.com.