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William J. Albert

August 17, 1928 September 28, 2014
William J. Albert
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William J. Albert, 86 years of N. Catasauqua died Sunday September 28, 2014 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Salisbury Twsp. He was the husband of Nancy L. (Paul) Albert for 57 years. Born in Catasauqua he was the son of the late Charles G. and Anna Heller (Horn) Albert. Bill was a retired partner and corporate secretary of Rileighs, Inc. of Allentown. He was a former partner of Albert Bros. Florist of N.Catasauqua and a former display man for H. Leh & Co. of Allentown.

He was a former board member of the following; Lehigh County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Lehigh County United Way, Lehigh County Senior Citiizens, Allentown Flag Day Association, Mayor Fischl’s Allentown Tomorrow Committee and Lehigh County Hemophila Association. Bill had served as a member of Allentown’s All American City, President of the Catasauqua A.B.C. Club, Vice President and State Director of the Allentown Jaycees, President of the Lehigh County Historical Society, President of the Lehigh County Tourist and Convention Bureau, President of the Allentown Center City Association, Board Chairman of the Allentown Lehigh County Chamber of Commerce, Commander of the Honorary First Defenders, Board Chairman of AAA Lehigh Valley, member of the Advisory Committee of the Eastern Region of Meridian Bank, Chairman of the Lehigh County Bicentennial Committee, president of the Liberty Bell Shrine, Represented the Catasauqua School District on the L.C.C.C. Authority, President of the Great Allentown Fair, Chairman of N. Catasauqua Zoning Board, President of Lehigh County Agricultural Society, member of N. Catasauqua Betterment Committee and a member of the Catasauqua Area J-4 Committee. Bill was the recipient of various awards such as the Freedom Foundation Award, he was named a JCI Senator in 1966, the Outstanding Citizen Award by the Allentown Patriots, the Service to Mankind Award by the Allentown Sertoma Club, The Allentown Lehigh C of C Distinguished Citizen Award, the Marine Corp. League’s Distinguished Citizen Award, The Golden Deeds Award of the Catasauqua Exchange Club and the Ritter School Community Service Award.

Surviving with his wife Nancy are daughters Ann Louise wife of Edward Zablocki of Macungie, Patricia Louise wife of Daniel Serfass of Hummelstown, Pa. and Susan Marie wife of George Lesko of Catasauqua. Bill has eight grandchildren and two great granddaughters and was preceded in death by his brother Charles.

His funeral mass will be 11:00am Saturday October 4, 2014 in St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church 1001 Second Street N. Catasauqua, Pa. 18032. There will be no calling hours prior to the funeral mass. The family will receive friends at a reception following the funeral mass at the Catasauqua American Legion Post # 215 330 Second Street Catasauqua, Pa. 18032.

Memorial contributions may be given in his name payable to the Liberty Bell Shrine 622 Hamilton Street Allentown, Pa. 18101 or the Good Shepherd Home 601 St. John’s Street Allentown, Pa. 18103 or the Gift of Life Program 401 N. Third Street Philadelphia, Pa. 19103.

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