Memorial held for coach, family killed in Kobe Bryant crash

Altobelli Family to be Honored at Angel Stadium Memorial Service

Altobelli Family to be Honored at Angel Stadium Memorial Service

Flowers and photos honor members of the Altobelli family outside Angel Stadium, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. Coach John Altobelli, 56, far right, his wife, Keri, 43, second from left, and his daughter Alyssa, 13, left, died in a helicopter crash on January 26 in Calabasas. OR also will honor the family at a home game this season with J.J. Altobelli, his fiancee, Carly Konigsfeld, and his sister Lexi, 16, attending. "He would have rather not lose more than he jumped at the chance to win".

John Altobelli was a coach at Orange Coast College for 27 years and was known to be a mentor to players, whom he "treated them like family", according to the school.

Alyssa as well as Gianna Bryant were colleagues at the Mamba SportsAcademy She was just 14 as well as Gianna 13, specifically.

The Costa Mesa Fire Department presented its fire engine as well as hung a substantial American flag to recognize the targets There's likewise a check in front of Angel Stadium that checks out "Celebrating the Lives of John, Keri and Alyssa" with the whole family imagined. He had been preparing for his 28th season with the Pirates after securing the team's fourth state championship past year, according to the athletics department of the Costa Mesa school.

"We have no clue how many teachers, police officers, firefighters, dads and husbands that he helped develop along the way", his longtime friend Josh Belovsky told the crowd.

Among the players he coached there were New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge and New York Mets infielder Jeff McNeil.

John Altobelli, Keri, and Alyssa were traveling with Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and other people, to attend a basketball game in Thousands Oaks when their helicopter crashed in the Calabasas hills, killing all nine on board.

Three members of the Altobelli family who were among the victims in the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash were honored with a special memorial service. Jerseys, photos and flowers crowded a podium on the field.

The three members of the Altobelli family - John Altobelli, Keri, and Alyssa - were survived by two children: 29-year-old son J.J Altobelli, and 16-year-old daughter Alexis. A public memorial for the former Lakers superstar, his daughter and other victims is scheduled for February 24 at Staples Center. "She cared deeply and strongly for those she loved", Allison Eadie said.

"If anyone was in a bad mood at practice she would smile and laugh to help brighten the day", she said.

A video was shown of Alyssa bounding down the court, her ponytail bouncing. "Without her, our team will never be the same".

Sammy Forbath, Alyssa's best friend, spoke Monday about the last time she saw her and about her friend's dedication to basketball.

She said: 'It was evident she would do absolutely anything for those that she loved.

Pastor Erik Rees recalled meeting the coach eight years ago.

"That is one of the many things I am going to miss, is an 'Alto" hug, ' Rees said. 'Their time on Earth was cut way too short'.

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