- 62 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 11, 1950
- Date of passing: Mar 21, 2013
|Let the memory of Al be with us forever|
"yep, missing you still, Al!"
"We still miss you Al! I sometimes come across files in our web tool that you were the last to modify, and wish you were here again. But.. now that you're really seeing it all now and having a grand time, I know you don't miss this. :o) xo"
"There will be a remembrance/celebration for Al Sunday May 5 6-8 at the home of Justin McClellan (nephew). Contact tara (Al's sister) for address and directions - firstname.lastname@example.org
thank you -- i so appreciate the tributes and stories that have appeared here, deepending my knowing of my brother"
"My husband Brian and I met Al while volunteering for the Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds, WA. When I told him that our organization ACE needed a web site, he immediately joined the group and made one for us. He was most generous of his time and had a great sense of humor. He will certainly be remembered fondly by us and the group. Betty and Brian Larman, now in Pittsburgh, PA."
"Uncle Al, the kiddies' pal, my dad used to call him. I'm not sure if it was because he was closer to our age, or because of his fun loving attitude. When he came to visit, with his long hair and longer skinny stripped pants, he didn't seem like an adult. Uncle Al always meant encouragement and laughter and inside jokes at my mother's expense. We will continue that in his memory!"
"My Best Friend Al Roxin you left too soon! We met when we hired you after your bike trip across the country from Boston to San Francisco. You were an incredible employee, always done with tasks early and always looking for more too do! It didn’t take long to find out we had a mutual interest in running and a friendship was born. We went a lot of miles together. Adios"
"My most vivid memory of Al was one summer in the early 70s when he and a friend were cycling from New York to San Francisco. They stopped in Missouri on their way to see us. It was his sense of adventure and courage that inspired me. I will miss you Al."
"I will always remember cousin Al for his great smile and gentle joking manner. He was truly a good one and I'm so grateful for a trip out West a while back where he, Tara, my husband and daughter had a wonderful lunch together. He left us far too soon but I am at least a little comforted that he and his Uncle Paul are swapping some good stories now. So very sorry, Tara, Chuck, and family -"
"Being his next door neighbor for ten years its hard to think of just one. He'd tell stories about the Grateful Dead, why he thought Leonard Bernstein was a lousy conductor, his playing soccer in high school. But he love talk about sports and his favorite restaurants in China (San Fransisco has the best Chinese food btw), Japan and wherever his travels took him. Good food was important!"
"Al told me a story about a long flight from San Francisco to Singapore. He had made that flight several times before, I think. This particular time he was sitting with a co-worker and only a few rows back from, dare I say it, Night Ranger (80s rock band). When it was clear that the co-worker was shy but interested, Al led,"Let's go talk to them." Always willing to break the ice!"
"Al also took me under his wing when I started here. He trained me and was always there to help me out and never made me feel silly for making silly mistakes while I was learning. I talked to him everyday and he was always super happy and had something nice to share. He was kind enough to show me a path he walked that was a short cut to my bus stop, I'll always think of Al on my walks home!"
"Al was a magnanimous man. Upon relocating to Bothell to join the realm of AT&T, Al immediately took me under his wing and became a very close and dear friend. I will miss hopping up on his desk for a quick chat about life. He always offered encouragement, support, and great advice. The loss of his generous heart and courageous spirit is deeply felt."
"Al, your smiling face will be missed!!!
My prayers and thoughts go out to your family and friends."
"I loved working with Al. I had an opportunity to train him on a project that I was working on. Al picked up the material quickly and helped with many suggestions along the way. Here is a small team video he was in.
"I didn't know Al for very long, but the year I did get to experience was one that I'll always remember. Al was a very helpful, generous, and gracious man and he will be missed a great deal. It was an honor to have known you, Al."
"I used to run into Al in our drab break room on the third floor. Our interactions were mainly limited to snarky comments about the coffee or some of the other daily inanities. Pretty simple stuff, but I'll miss his wit and smile."
"Absolutely heartbroken to lose a dear friend. Al brought a smile to my face everyday I was fortunate to bump into him in the kitchen area. He was such a warm person, caring in nature, and uplifting in spirit. I'll miss the daily chats, sports banter and everything about your prescense here at the office."
"Al, a year older than me, was a welcome friend in a business that skews younger. With his depth and breadth of technical knowledge and experience, he was obviously slumming at AT&T. We'd have lunch and talk about movies and food. We'd laugh about the unavoidable absurdities in a large corporation. I'm really going to miss him."
"I worked with Al on POD team.The smile and composure he has in the meetings / stand ups are the once which keeps me remembering him too often.
He is always easy to approach and move with.It is hard to miss a coworker and keep going as we spend 1/3rd of our life in office."
"Thank you Al for being such a positive person in my daughters life. Katie spoke about you so often I felt as if I knew you better than just to say hi in the hall. Katie said you were like a grandpa to her, you touched her life and I will be forever grateful."
"Al Roxin was pure positivity and still is. He always wanted to help innovate and create great work. He always had an update on the Sonics for me :) was a musician, a basketball point guard in college.
He was very giving and I'm lucky to have experienced life with him.
Love you AL!!"
"In the brief interactions I had with Al, he always said hello to me, I seemed to always be bumping into him in the morning when I got to the office, he was pleasant to speak to and kind hearted. Clearly a good man and gentle soul. Sad to hear about his passing, but better that he didn't have to suffer any longer. Peace Al."
"The best part about running into Al in the hallway at work was that we never talked about work. We would talk about running, traveling and on occasion - his new shoes :). I am so happy to have gotten to know him and will miss those encounters."
"this is perhaps a small thing, but Al was friendly, got his work done and helped out whenever he could. Im sure Al was loved by his friends and family, but I think its important to note he was well liked and appreciated here at work too."
"I sat near Al and saw his smiling face almost every day. Al was always a positive influence around the office and was always excited to talk guitar. He was very generous and kind, and will be sorely missed in the office. :("
"Al Roxin! We're going to miss your gentle, happy nature buddy.
On the Rich Media team we got to hear some of his amazing globetrotting stories as a trainer and tech, and his food explorations in Seattle and world-wide. Enjoy your next journey Al. And let us know how the food is."
"Al worked on my Content Implementation team for 8 months, prior to that he worked on the Rich Media team. During that time I very much enjoyed not only Al's work but his personality. He made me laugh, think, and learn on both a personal and a professional level. We will miss him greatly."