Albert David Tarcola

Died: April 13, 2017
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(12/20/36 – 04/13/17)

Albert (Al) David Tarcola passed away peacefully April 13th, 2017 at the age of 80. Al is survived by his wife, Cecilia Ann Madrid, his daughters Tammy and Debby (Mike Gilbert), son Rocky (Liz Tarcola), grandaughters Taylor, Paige, Rylee and Mya and one great-grandson John Taylor. Al also leaves behind his beloved Bichon Frise Bijou and many extended family members, friends and co-workers.

Al was born in Uniontown Pennsylvania and moved to Tucson in 1960. Al’s professional career included nearly thirty years as the Director and later Vice President of Facilities Management at The University of Arizona. Al will be remembered as a man of integrity who gained considerable accomplishments throughout his career. Al was an extraordinary leader and took immense pride in sharing his knowledge and skills. Al enjoyed traveling, reading and watching Wildcat Basketball.

A memorial service, to celebrate Al’s life, will be held Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 9:45AM at St. Philips of the Hills Episcopal Church 4400 N. Campbell Tucson, AZ 85718. A reception will follow.

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Died: April 13, 2017

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Annoynmous posted on 6/11/19

Mr. Tarcola, You were a fair and just man, defended your employees, and stood up for them. It was great to have met you and worked with you.


Liz Tarcola posted on 4/25/17

You will be missed by many! As your daughter-in-law I knew that I was loved by you. Thank you for your wisdom, advice and sense of humor. You inspired many people and I am very proud to be a Tarcola! We love you and miss you! XO


Steve Mikitish posted on 4/26/17

It was certainly an honor and pleasure knowing and working with Mr. Al Tarcola during the past 35+ years. He was a champion of his employees as well as the University of Arizona. Very skilled in the construction and maintenance field and further trained as a businessman, it always pleased me to see his \"Carpenter Journeyman\" certificate proudly hanging on his office wall...dead center...surrounded by all the other degrees and certifications he was awarded. Al was a tough but fair man and he enjoyed his family immensely. I will miss him. Best of wishes to his family, Cece, Rocky, Tammy and Debby and extended family. Please know that Al was proud of each and every one of you.


Guillermo J. Felix posted on 4/27/17

Truly a great man, one that will be missed by all of the people he has touched in his life! It was a honor and pleasure to work for Al for 10 plus years at the University of Arizona. Thank you for all of the advise over the years and trusting me to do any job or project I was currently working on and knowing it would be done to the best of my abilities. My condolences to CeCe, Rocky, Tammy, Debby and Al's extended family & friends.


Tambra N Tarcola posted on 5/9/17

Liz Thank you for your kind words for our dad.


Tambra N Tarcola posted on 5/9/17

Steve, Our family appreciates your remembrance of our dad and your kind words. Thank you!


Tambra N Tarcola posted on 5/9/17

Guillermo, Thank you very much for your kind words and remembrance of our dad.


Silvia Valdez posted on 9/19/17

OMG! Where should I start, I had the privilege to work with Mr. Tarcola at the UA and be his Program Coordinator Sr. He was an amazing mentor to me and his sense of humor was the best. I learned so much from him and up to this day, I apply his teachings and knowledge at the workforce. He was kind, sincere and very open minded which made him a genius!! There will always be a piece of Mr. Tarcola in all the people he met and mentored. Love the Ruiz-Valdez Family!