In memory of
Albert Robert Morales
In memory of
Albert Robert Morales
Albert Richard Morales, former owner/operator of ICONS art/music store in Mendocino, died on July 3rd of metastasized esophageal cancer at his home in Little River, just weeks after discovery of his condition. He was 69 years old. Born in Los Angeles on March 13th, 1951, Albert grew up in East LA, graduating from Garfield High School in 1969. Drafted into the Navy in 1970, Albert served two years as a yeoman aboard the aircraft carrier, the USS Oriskany, taking him to Vietnam, Hong Kong,Thailand, the Philippines, Japan and Hawaii. He always said the Navy changed his life; he was proud to be a Vet. From early on, Albert's life passion was rock 'n' roll music. A prized possession, he was given a transistor radio with an earphone, a gift from his grandmother on his 8th birthday. He'd go to sleep with the sound of Wolfman Jack spinning tunes into his ear. Albert remembers being at the San Francisco Airport to greet the Beatles' first appearance in the City; he saw the Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin with Big Brother, Santana, Neil Young "for five bucks!", just to name a few. And being a lifelong Deadhead, he saw hundreds of Grateful Dead shows. Jerry Garcia was his personal hero. Albert's favorite jobs: Working backstage, as a synthesizer tech for E-MU systems, servicing the Emulator synthesizer equipment at Dead shows. Albert's Nirvana. Managing Sonoma County's first medical marijuana dispensary in the late 90's. How he loved that herb! Pouring and selling wine in the Napa Valley. It gave him joy to sell the best of California! Co-owning ICONS retail store in Mendocino for 14 years with his wife Theresa, where he shared rock 'n' roll lore, turned people on to the music he loved, and created a venue for weekly local musician's performances, free to all. Albert's two beloved grown sons are thriving: Adam Morales of Long Beach, California, and Devin Morales of Portland Oregon. Albert loved being out in nature, and his most joyous times with family and friends were spent hiking, running, biking, kayaking, surfing, swimming, camping and communing around campfires Other passions: Gardening was Albert's "zen." Reading and going to the library, essential. Writing stories. Making art. Watching The 3 Stooges. Wild Turkey 101. Holding his cat, Zoe, on his lap; feeding his baby chicks; kissing his wife - this was life itself. No memorial has been planned as yet, due to COVID19. Donations can be made in Albert's memory to the Mendocino Community Library or the Mendocino Coast Humane Society. Theresa Morales can be reached at : iconsmendocino@yahoo.com and also at PO Box 261, Mendocino, CA 95460.
View Full Obituary ›
In memory of
Albert Robert Morales
Albert Richard Morales, former owner/operator of ICONS art/music store in Mendocino, died on July 3rd of metastasized esophageal cancer at his home in Little River, just weeks after discovery of his condition. He was 69 years old. Born in Los Angeles on March 13th, 1951, Albert grew up in East LA, graduating from Garfield High School in 1969. Drafted into the Navy in 1970, Albert served two years as a yeoman aboard the aircraft carrier, the USS Oriskany, taking him to Vietnam, Hong Kong,Thailand, the Philippines, Japan and Hawaii. He always said the Navy changed his life; he was proud to be a Vet. From early on, Albert's life passion was rock 'n' roll music. A prized possession, he was given a transistor radio with an earphone, a gift from his grandmother on his 8th birthday. He'd go to sleep with the sound of Wolfman Jack spinning tunes into his ear. Albert remembers being at the San Francisco Airport to greet the Beatles' first appearance in the City; he saw the Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin with Big Brother, Santana, Neil Young "for five bucks!", just to name a few. And being a lifelong Deadhead, he saw hundreds of Grateful Dead shows. Jerry Garcia was his personal hero. Albert's favorite jobs: Working backstage, as a synthesizer tech for E-MU systems, servicing the Emulator synthesizer equipment at Dead shows. Albert's Nirvana. Managing Sonoma County's first medical marijuana dispensary in the late 90's. How he loved that herb! Pouring and selling wine in the Napa Valley. It gave him joy to sell the best of California! Co-owning ICONS retail store in Mendocino for 14 years with his wife Theresa, where he shared rock 'n' roll lore, turned people on to the music he loved, and created a venue for weekly local musician's performances, free to all. Albert's two beloved grown sons are thriving: Adam Morales of Long Beach, California, and Devin Morales of Portland Oregon. Albert loved being out in nature, and his most joyous times with family and friends were spent hiking, running, biking, kayaking, surfing, swimming, camping and communing around campfires Other passions: Gardening was Albert's "zen." Reading and going to the library, essential. Writing stories. Making art. Watching The 3 Stooges. Wild Turkey 101. Holding his cat, Zoe, on his lap; feeding his baby chicks; kissing his wife - this was life itself. No memorial has been planned as yet, due to COVID19. Donations can be made in Albert's memory to the Mendocino Community Library or the Mendocino Coast Humane Society. Theresa Morales can be reached at : iconsmendocino@yahoo.com and also at PO Box 261, Mendocino, CA 95460.
View Full Obituary ›
Sort
100% Money Back Guarantee
Need Help? Have Questions?