Elizabeth Albertine passed away in New York City on June 9, 2014, peacefully after a short illness.

She was born in Wheeling, WV, on July 23, 1931, and was graduated from St. Joseph’s academy in Wheeling. She worked as a courier in New York.

Elizabeth lived her life the way she wanted. She never compromised and held firm to her beliefs and mission of life. A vegan for more than 60 years, she never allowed herself to give in or change her deep rooted ideas of purity of food.

She loved animals and never harmed any living thing in her whole life. She dedicated her life to educating people about animal cruelty, medical issues, and purity of body. She marched in protests and wrote many letters to newspaper editors explaining her ideas and convictions.

She would find injured pigeons on the streets of New York, and nurse them back to health.

She moved to New York in 1953 and made it her home. However, she never missed a family reunion in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Two years ago, she made a trip to see her family in Ohio by train, a great sacrifice which we all respected.

We have lost a gentle, loving soul from this earth and will miss her greatly.

Preceded in death by D. Joseph Albertine (Father), E. Helen Albertine (Mother), Alberta Sabatino (sister).

She is survived by sister, Mary Anne Jones, Westerville, OH; nieces and nephews: Martin S Jones, San Francisco, CA, Camille Jones, Columbus, OH, and Jeffrey Sabatino, St. Clairsville, OH.

Friends are invited to attend graveside services on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Mt. Calvary Cemetery at 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio County Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.com.