ALBERT, Albert "Uncle Ab," 85, of Bellaire, Ohio, died Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W.Va.
He was born October 9, 1924, in Stewartsville, Ohio, a son of the late Louis and Esther Ferris Albert.
Uncle Ab was the former owner and current employee of the Gatto Food Service in Bellaire, Ohio and a member of the Faith Fellowship Church in Bellaire, Ohio.
He was an excellent example of a loving uncle, father figure and friend to his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was an avid horse racing fan. Uncle Ab will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Nassif Albert, Sr. and one sister, Marie Rataiczak.
Uncle Ab resided with his nieces, Susie and Melanie Rataiczak. Also surviving are two sisters, Jo Albert and Susan Flowers, both of San Francisco, California and one brother, John Albert of Claysville, Ohio and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and his pet cat, Gatto.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, 441 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Evg. Mark Statler and Pastor Bill Marinelli officiating. Interment in the Belmont County Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Clairsville, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Belmont County Habitat for Humanity, 55779 High Ridge Road, Bellaire, Ohio 43906.
Share your thoughts and memories and view Uncle Ab's memorial tribute video at www.altmeyer.com.