Local businessman Al Ysrael diesWritten by Press Release
Guam - The island community mourns the passing away of esteemed, local businessman and philanthropist Al Ysrael. Gov. Eddie Calvo, speaker B.J. Cruz and others all expressed their condolences.
Friday afternoon, members of the Guam Legislature observed a moment of silence for Ysrael, who was a former senator, real estate developer having worked on the Dusit Thani and the Outrigger Resort. He is also the brother-in-law of Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo. A statement from the Ysrael family reads "The Ysrael family of Guam is sad to share that their father Mr. Alfred C. Ysrael passed away peacefully in his home in Guam. Just one month shy of his 87th birthday, Mr. Ysrael, or 'Uncle Al' as many people fondly called him, led a long and productive life of service in Guam since 1950. He touched many lives and helped form the face of real estate development, tourism and education. On behalf of his widow Diana, his 5 children and their spouses, and 15 grandchildren, we appreciate all the blessings that a full and eventful life in Guam has provided. Memorial services are being planned and details will be forthcoming." Gov. Eddie Calvo had this to say, "He was a good family man who had a lot in common with my dad, they were the best of friends." Calvo adds he took pride in his work and you see that also in his leadership of the island and the legacy he left behind for his children. Speaker BJ Cruz also issued a statement saying, "Today, Guam lost a great man, and I lost a good friend. My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Al's loved ones, and I pray that they find peace and strength in this difficult time." Al Ysrael was 86 years old.