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Albert Abram Dalvit

January 29, 1940 August 3, 2014
Albert Abram Dalvit
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Dalvit, Albert Abram, age 74 of Littleton. Al (also known as “Uncle Al”) was born at home in Ludlow, Colorado to his parents Pete and Kate Dalvit. Al was a Colorado native, born and raised in Ludlow, a small mining town nine miles north of Trinidad, CO. He was the third of four children in his family. Siblings included his big brother/hero, Charles (Bud), big sister Lil and little sister, Louise (Lori). At the young age of just 14 ½, Al started working in the construction business. He worked summers and then all through high school and college for Dominic Leone Road Construction, the same company that employed his Father for 35 years. Al attended Trinidad State Junior College for two years and then Colorado State University earning a degree in mechanical engineering. He attended college with a baseball scholarship. Al’s first job after college was with Boeing Airplane Company in Seattle. He spent six months as a design engineer in civil defense programs, working on the Minuteman missile project. He was later transferred to New Orleans, Louisiana. During his 5 ½ years in New Orleans, Al worked as a design engineer on Saturn 5, the first rocket sent to the moon. There is a silver plaque with Al’s name on it placed on the moon for his work on the project. In 1970, Al started working for Peter Kiewit and Sons in Colorado. He worked a variety of positions—foreman, engineer, superintendent, and sponsor. In 1979, Al was promoted to the Denver District’s equipment manager. He managed the district’s equipment for 13 years and then moved on to senior estimator for the District, training new estimators and bidding new work for the district. For fun at work, Al created the “Briar Patch Club” in which he built a driving range equipped with grass, a sprinkler system, golf balls and a “clubhouse” at the PKS south yard. Al retired from PKS in 2010 after 40 years of service. Al married Carolyn Schmitt on December 28, 1968. He had two children and four grandchildren. Al’s daughter, Allison graduated from CSU and now is a television producer. Al’s son, Dean, graduated from CU Boulder and now is a licensed architect, professional engineer and the founding principal of EVstudio. Grandchildren include: Cassidy, Mikaela, Ryen and Crayden. One look at the photos hanging on the walls in Al’s house shows how he doted on his entire family. He spent as much time as possible with them. Al had many interests, including restoring his Ford Model T’s, picking at the guitar, golfing, fishing, hunting, making his own furniture, hunting for arrowheads and watching sports. His favorite sports teams were the Colorado Rockies, Denver Broncos and Colorado Avalanche.

Service:
Al’s Celebration of life reception/memorial: Date: Saturday 8/16/14 Time: 4pm-6pm Location: The Franciscan Event Center 6553 S Revere Parkway Centennial, CO 80111 (303) 790-0477 PLEASE RSVP AllisonDalvit@aol.com

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