PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Albert Charles Weber, 85, of Cherry Valley, passed away peacefully at his Florida home, surrounded by his loving family on Aug. 14, 2016, following a long illness.
He was born on Dec. 26, 1930, in Queens, to Agnes (Maher) and Theodore Weber.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Eugenie (Clarke); daughter Arlene Sword (Mike) of Girdwood, Alaska, son, Richard (Lisa) Weber of Fort Mill, South Carolina, daughter, Suzanne (John) Angarola of Port St. Lucie, Florida; many nieces and nephews. Albert was very proud of his seven wonderful grandchildren, Jeffrey and Natalie Sword, Alyssa, Christopher, Rachel, and Marina Weber, and Ryan Angarola. Al is also survived by brother, Theodore, sister, Irene (Schnetzer), brother, Charles (Karen), and sister, Diane.
He was predeceased by his brother, Robert (Catherine).
Al was sports enthusiast and avid outdoorsman. In his youth be played football, basketball, and baseball and as a Boy Scout learned to camp, canoe, and fish on Lake George. A Korean War veteran, Al served in the Signal Corps where he handled critical messages from the front lines via homing pigeons.
Al was a proud 37 year employee of Pan American World Airlines at JFK Airport where he served as Service Control Manager and worked two years for Delta Airlines before his retirement in 1992.
He loved to fish for trout and hunt for whitetail deer and turkeys and the camaraderie of friends and family in the woods or on lakes and streams. He was a die-hard fan of the New York Giants and the New York Yankees, and enjoyed the many championships both teams won over the years.
As the grandchildren came along, he never missed an opportunity to teach them the way of the outdoors, how to cast a rod or pull back the bow.
He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cooperstown.
Donations may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, Port St. Lucie, FL or the National Turkey Federation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley Funeral and Cremation Services Tribute Center Port St. Lucie, Florida, 34984.
Published on August 25, 2016