Jan. 31, 1951-Feb. 11, 2018
On Feb. 11, 2018, Albert (Al) Ciallella, 67, of Anaconda, passed away at St. Patrick's Hospital in Missoula, Montana, after a sudden illness.
He was born to Tony and Gwen Ciallella, on Jan. 31, 1951. He graduated from Anaconda Central in 1969. He played football, was a member of a musical quartet, played in his own band and was an Eagle Scout.
Al graduated from the Montana School of Mines in 1973 with a degree in Petroleum Engineering, then in 1996, Al graduated from University of Southern Louisiana with a degree in Computer Science.
His work took him to many locations, but ultimately bringing him back to his beloved Anaconda, where he was employed at O'Kane Consultants.
He is survived by his wife, Dana; sons, Scott (Georgia) of Bakersfield, California, Matthew (Lisa), grandson Marcus, of Seattle, Washington; sister, Janet (Steve) Frey of Clearfield, Utah; aunt, Bev Villa of Anaconda; uncles, Don (Karen) Sparks of Las Vegas, and Al (Pamela) of Boise, Idaho; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Al was preceded in death by his daughter, Ann Marie; parents, Tony and Gwen; grandparents, Myrtle and Adam Arvish, and Sam and Nicoletta Ciallella; sister, Nicki Boss; and nephew, Brandon Frey.
His passion was his model trains, puzzles, movies, but especially his love of the Lord. He had a big, loving heart and will be missed by many.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Camp Mak-A-Dream, P.O. Box 1450, Missoula, Montana 59806; Pintler Pets, P.O. Box 1204, Anaconda, Montana 59711; or to donor’s choice.
Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funeral & Cremation Service is entrusted with Al’s funeral arrangements. You may pay your condolences at www.longfellowfinneganriddle.com.