It is with great sadness we must say goodbye to Alejandro (Al) Grepo, also known to some as “Pineapple.”
Al passed away at his home in Redding, Calif., on Sept. 20, 2020, surrounded by his loving family and is now reunited with his father and mother, Simeon and Consuelo Grepo, and his sisters Francesca Simonsen and Milagros Newlon.
Al is survived by his beloved wife Linda Grepo; sons Rick Grepo and Shane Grepo; daughters Elena Covington, Jessica Grepo, Camille Knudsen, Fawn Destiny Grepo, Alexandra Grepo; and stepson Eric Thibeau; grandchildren Crystal, Ashley, Katie, Oogie, Troy, Aedan, Timmy, Jazzy, Trillium, Logan, Dominick, Sylar and Mirio; and great-grandchildren Nicholas, Brooklyn and Jonathan and his sisters, Antonia, Consuelo and Delores.
Al was born Feb. 27, 1939, in the Philippines. He moved to the United States and served our country in the U.S. Navy, followed by pursuing his passion for cooking and has worked in many restaurants from the San Francisco coast up through Trinity County, including as a volunteer firefighter during the Idaho forest fires in the 1990s.
Al enjoyed the outdoors and spent a lot of time gardening, fishing and panning for gold. He loved music and would rock the bongos during get-togethers and could play a mean set of spoons. Al also loved to dance and you would find him sometimes venturing from cooking in the kitchen and cutting a rug on the dance floor when one of his favorite songs played.
Al loved spending time with family and friends and enlightened them with his sense of humor, free spirit and caring heart. He will truly be missed.
Due to current affairs with COVID and wildfires, services will be determined at a later date. Services are being cared for by Lawncrest Funeral Home, Redding, and their website will update this information as soon as it is available.