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Albert "Al" Kawanabe

May 27, 1949 — August 8, 2022


Al was a resident of Englewood Colorado. He was born on May 27, 1949, in Alamosa Colorado which is located in the San Luis Valley. Al gained his wings on August 8, 2022. He will be missed by so many. His parents were Thomas and Hisayo Kawanabe. Al graduated from Sierra Blanca High School. He was the valedictorian of his high school class. He then went to the University of Colorado and graduated with his Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy on May 26, 1973.

He was a pharmacist in Alamosa and the owner of La Farmacia in the mid 80 s. After he moved to the Denver area and worked as a pharmacist. He retired in 2021. Al enjoyed writing, walking, camping, and visiting with his friends and family. His favorite pastime activity was playing pool with his friends. Al won many pool tournaments.

Al is survived by his family, stepdaughter Sarah and Rodney Madril from Anchorage Alaska; his son Camilo Kawanabe from Antonito Colorado; granddaughters Cassidy Kawanabe and Chloe Madril. Also, his dear friends Dolores, Philip, and Andres Ruybal from Antonito Colorado. His sister and brother-in-law Jane Sumico Wakasugi (Rodger) from Blanca Colorado. His brother Lawerence Masachi Kawanabe from Blanca Colorado. His sister and brother-in-law Phyllis Sadako Clark (Richard) from San Diego California, and many nephews and nieces. Al was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Herbert Akira Kawanabe and Steven Masumi Kawanabe. His cremation arrangements are taken care of by Cremate Simply in Centennial Colorado. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date and time in Antonito Colorado.

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