Albert Cribari ’43 was born on Oct. 13, 1920, in San Francisco to Emily (Kearney) Cribari and Angelo Cribari. He graduated from SCU with a B.S. in chemistry and a commission in the Army artillery. Upon discharge from the Army in 1946, he joined the family business, B. Cribari and Sons, as a winemaker in Fresno, California. In 1957 the family moved to San Jose as the Cribari Winery wanted Al to join the sales dept. in the Bay Area. In 1976, Al became spokesman and winemaster of the Cribari brand, retiring in 1990. For many years after retirement he authored a column in the popular industry magazine Wines and Vines, titled “Looking Back into the Future.” He died peacefully on Nov. 27, 2019, the Hhusband of Wanda Innes (1943–1994) and Hillis Parrish (1995–2008). Albert leaves a son, Albert “Skip” Cribari II ’67 and his wife Nancy; daughter Joan Bonde; grandchildren Dougan, Ian, Paul, and Kristan; and four great-grandchildren. His younger siblings Kenneth (2015) and Clare (1997) preceded him in death.

31 Jan 2020