Master Sergeant Alphonso Thomas Carrasco, USAF (Retired), 56, passed away on October 5, 2020, in Tucson, AZ.
He was the second oldest of five children, he was born on October 19, 1963, in Phoenix, Arizona, to Alphonso Sr. and Mary Carrasco. He was known to many family and friends as “Baby Al” and “Roscoe.”
Al served in the United States Air Force for 22 honorable years as a Senior Operations Controller. He traveled the world for his country and made many friends in foreign lands. He served in many places and left each one better than he found it. His duty station assignments included Lackland AFB, TX; Fort Meade, MD; Goodfellow AFB, TX; San Vito, Italy; Misawa AB, Japan; Corry Station, FL; Osan AB, Korea; Davis Monthan AFB AZ; and Buckley AFB, CO. After retirement, he worked for Raytheon Technologies in Tucson.
Al was an avid runner; he enjoyed working on the restoration of classic vehicles, boxing, playing basketball, volunteering, and reading. He was a lifelong fan of the Arizona Cardinals and all the Rocky movies.
Survivors include his mother Mary Carrasco, his son Alphonso M. Carrasco, daughter Betsy Charles, sister Carmen Carrasco and her husband Steve Nash, sister Marisa Carrasco and her husband Phillip Rhoda, sister Nellie Carrasco, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father Alphonso Sr., and brother Duane Carrasco.
Funeral services and burial will be held at Holy Hope Cemetery at 10:45 a.m., Friday, October 23, 2020.
The entire extended Carrasco family would like to say a special thank you to all the caregivers, nursing home staff, nurses, doctors, and others who helped make Alphonso’s final days comfortable and peaceful.
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