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Albert Joseph Scoma, Owner of the Landmark Scoma's Restaurant
 on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, Dies at 86
By Carolyn Jung, San Jose Mercury News, Calif.McClatchy-Tribune Regional News

Jun. 13, 2007 -

LEGENDARY SAN FRANCISCO RESTAURATEUR DIES: Albert Joseph Scoma, owner of the landmark Scoma's Restaurant on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, died June 2 of natural causes. He was 86.

In 1965, he and his brother Joe Scoma bought a six-stool coffee shop on Pier 47, and over the years transformed it into a 320-seat restaurant what would become one of the nation's highest-grossing independent eateries. The restaurant owns its own fishing boats, allowing diners to see local wild salmon and Dungeness crab off-loaded, then delivered to the kitchen.

Services were held last week in San Francisco's North Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Scoma's memory be made to his favorite charities, the Salesian Boys' and Girls' Club in North Beach, (415)397-3068; and the Saint Anne's Home/Little Sisters of the Poor in San Francisco, (415)781-6510.

Contact Carolyn Jung at cjung@mercurynews.com or (408)920-5451. Fax (408)271-3786.

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