Al & Elisabeth AchillesSeptember 11, 2015 ~ December 16, 2015
As friends and neighbors to Al and Elisabeth Achilles we are all sad to announce their passing. Al on September 11, 2015 and Elisabeth (Liz) on December 16, 2015. Though they had no children, they adopted everyone into their family. They never met a stranger whether you were the busboy, gardener, or the head chef, you were the same... “they loved the cookie maker”. After going thru the war in occupied Holland they immigrated to the Dutch Island of Aruba, where they met and married. The next step was to the United States, where Al continued his pursuit as an Electrical Engineer, Liz continued work as a pharmacist. Settling in Oakland, California they enjoyed the culture and night life of the 50’s and 60’s.
In 1969, Al moved his company, Golden Gate Switchboards to Napa, this decision led to employment of many Napa natives. While working, it led to worldwide travels. Retirement led to vacations to South America, Caribbean Islands and Hawaii, all places warm.
All through their life they were dedicated to The Environment and Animal Rescue Causes. Some of their passions were The Opera House, The White Barn and any venue that supported grass roots music; favorites being Steel guitar, Slack Key guitar, Steel Drum, Jazz and Classical.
A special thanks to Bob and Carolyn, T.R. and Mary Jo for their kindness and support over the years. Also to Kaiser Hospice, especially Kathy and Jennifer, your home nursing. Mary Ann Florida, Emma and all the other Caregivers.
As per Al and Elisabeth’s, request no services were held. Donations may be made to Kaiser Hospice, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Napa Salvation Army. Memories may be shared on-line at www.tulocaycemetery.org.