In Memoriam : Albert Beltrami

Albert Beltrami Albert Peter Beltrami - age: 79
(February 26, 1934 to November 23, 2013 )
Resident of Ukiah, California

Albert Peter Beltrami went to rest on November 23, 2013 at Ukiah Valley Medical Center
surrounded by family and friends. Born on February 26, 1934 in Sacramento, the only child of Annie
and Bob Beltrami, he grew up in their restaurant The Farmers Inn and later The Lone Palm Cafe
while attending school. After achieving an Associate of Arts Degree in English/History at Modesto
Junior College, Al moved on to U.C. Berkeley where he earned his Bachelors in Political Science
and Masters in Public Administration. At Cal, he fell in love with Patricia Jean Kearns and they were
married shortly after graduation at The Mission in Santa Barbara. The two remained loyal Cal fans,
suffering through decades of lowly Bears Football. They resided in San Diego while Al served out
his active duty in the United States Navy from 1957 to 1960.
Beginning his career in public service, in 1960 Al moved to San Luis Obispo for a stint as an
Assistant CAO before moving to Ukiah in 1965 to take on the role of the Chief Administrative
Officer of Mendocino County. He retired from the Navy Reserve in 1985 with the rank of
Commander. And he retired from the County in 1990. But Al never retired from Public Service.
Almost immediately after he left the CAO’s Office in Mendocino County, Al filled in as interim
City Manager in Rio Dell. From 91-93 he was the CEO in Stanislaus County and from 93 to 95 he
was the Deputy Director for Governmental Affairs in the Office of Governor Pete Wilson. In 1996
he helped establish the Employers Council of Mendocino County, and he served as their Executive
Director until 2003.
Setbacks like open-heart surgery in 1995 and a serious car crash in 2007 did little to cool Al’s
passion for his community. He worked with the North Coast Builders Exchange, the Mendocino
County Historical Society, The Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, The Agriculture and Business
Coalition, The Mendocino College Foundation and many others. Al also had many philanthropic
endeavors, including support for a scholarship at Mendocino Junior College, a fund at the
Community Foundation of Mendocino County, generous support to the rebuilding of Anton
Stadium, and major support to Ukiah Valley Medical Center.
Al was a keen historian and avid reader, able to share an historical reference or recall a good joke for
any situation. He loved dramatics, acting, theater and opera. But Elvis was King.
Al leaves his daughter Katy Beltrami and son, Bob Beltrami and his wife Trish, and numerous
cousins in Italy. Al was preceded in death by his mother and father, and his wife of 52 years, Patricia
J Beltrami.
Funeral Services will be held at Eversole Mortuary on Saturday December 7, 2013 at 11AM.
Memorial donations my be made to:
· Mendocino College Foundation - 1000 Hensley Creek Rd., Ukiah 95482
· The Community Foundation of Mendocino County - 204 S. Oak St., Ukiah 95482
· Ukiah Valley Medical Center - UVMC Development - 275 Hospital Dr., Ukiah 95482
· Mendocino County Historical Society - 603 W. Perkins St., Ukiah 95482

Michael and Linda Garvey - December 3, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Linda and I are so sorry to hear that this vital life force is gone. Since I came to work for Al, in 1976, and through the years after Linda and I left Ukiah, he always was a friend and advisor. I will never forget his deep love of life and his charitable way of dealing with people. I learned so much from him- about life, about public management, and about how to deal with people. When I needed help, he was there; when I needed a boot in the behind, he was there; and when I grew up, he was there. God bless you, Al.