Volume 60, Number 25 March 4, 2013
Alfred Fiore Alberico
Alberico earned his M.A. in 1953 from Italian School of the Middlebury College and in 1958 received his Ph.D from Yale University in Romance Languages. In 1959 he joined SF State, where he taught Italian, French and Comparative Literature until his retirement in 1987. While serving as chair of the foreign languages department, Alberico was instrumental in setting up the Italian undergraduate program, developing the Italian M.A. program and making the department one of the most reputable in California.
During summers, he taught Italian at Middlebury College and during his 1968 year of leave, was a teacher and director at Badia Fiesolana in Italy. Alberico also founded the Italingua Institute and served as its president from 1985 to 1992, acted as Resident Director of the CSU Center in Florence, Italy and served on the Board of Directors to the Leonard da Vinci Society, America-Italy Society, School of Italian Language and Culture, and as Executive Council of the Foreign Language Association and the American-Italian Historical Society.
Alberico was knighted 'Cavaliere' by the Italian government for his dedication to culture and learning. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Antonietta, his son, Domenic, daughter-in-law, Stacy, sister Viola and brother Harold. A memorial service was held Dec. 20, 2012 in San Rafael.
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