With heavy heart, we regretfully announce the loss of one of our own last month. Jeff Montalbano had been with Associated since 2008 and has left a lasting impression in his absence. Jeff suddenly passed on July 6th when he lost his battle with cancer, he would have been 65 in December.

Jeff Montalbano was a reliable, educated, and dedicated individual that loved the outdoors. He was instrumental in training and offering solutions to problems experienced with our single cup program. His thirst for knowledge in all aspects of life kept him busy as he loved reading and being “hands on”.

He will truly be missed by fellow employees and his customers.

Remembering Jeff Montalbano

Jeff’s Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday 9/15/18 Starting at 3:00 pm

Location: 459 57th St. Oakland

His family has asked his friends and colleagues to bring a dish to share and stories of Jeff.



“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi


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