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Alegria, Michael

February 1, 1945 –
 February 6, 2021

Obituary

Michael Alegria
Childhood nickname “Smilie”
Born: Feb 1,1945  Los Angeles, California
Death: Feb 6,2021  Dallas, Texas

Michael preceded his wife of fifty six years, La Rue Alegria of Lancaster California, his son, Anthony Michael Alegria of Dallas, TX, daughter Jennifer Fieckert of Lancaster, CA, Son Michael Christopher Alegria of California, daughter Anna Lisa Curtis Alegria of Lake Worth, FL. And his siblings; Robert Alegria of San Pedro, CA, Fred Alegria of Torrance, CA, Danny Alegria of San Diego, CA, David Alegria of San Pedro, CA, Richard Alegria of Cerritos, CA, Sisters Linda Ellis of Herber Springs, AR, Lucy Gluth of Nevada, Lori O’Day of Luguna Nigel, CA.

Michael worked hard and played hard. His favorite Sport since his childhood years was Baseball. He played similar pro ball in his early years with the Minnesota Twins. He was a Aerospace man to the core, twenty-five years at McDonald’s Donnell Douglas, twenty-five years with Northrop Aircraft working on the Stealth Bomber, in Palmdale CA, as well as Hill AFB in Layton Utah. He obtained his Master’s degree in Business Administration in 1989 to further his career with the Stealth Bomber fleet.

Michael was an outdoors man, loved to hike took his sons and baby brother Richard on a Hike to Mount Whitney and back. He enjoyed taking his family camping, to the Grand Canyon, Big Sur Phiffer State Beach, Leo Carrillo State Beach, CA, Oregon caves, Jedidiah Smith, Joshua Tree State Park, CA, General Grant Redwoods, Yosemite and Burney Falls, CA.
Michael was also a Fesbian, he loved live plays at the Hale theaters in Glendale, CA. As well as in Utah. One of his favorite plays was the musical “Forever Plaid” his favored films City Slickers, Back to the future,  and the Star Trek trilogy. He loved clean Comedies, and was an appreciator of Chamber Music. His favorite Spiritual Christian Hymn was I come to the Garden alone…one of his favorite sayings was, “Do you think the rain will hurt the Rubbard?” A question posed by Doris Day. A dry wit response to difficult discussions one would not like to enter into.

Michael will be greatly missed by his loved ones and family, he’s finally home free!

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Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

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