HERMON & MILLINOCKET - George Frederick Albert
HERMON AND MILLINOCKET- George Frederick Albert, 83, peacefully passed away December 22, 2014 at a Bangor hospital, with his loving wife of 53 years by his side. George was born May 19, 1931 in Millinocket, Maine, a son of Medley D. and Mina (Devoe) Albert.
George graduated from Stearns High School in Millinocket in 1950. He then joined the US Air Force and served as an Air Policeman in the K-9 Unit. He was a Korean War Veteran and proudly spoke to many groups of students about his experiences at the Cole Transportation Museum. Upon discharge, he attended Husson College and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1959. He also obtained a private pilot's license. After marrying his wife, Ann, in 1961 he went on to receive his Masters Degree in Guidance and his CAS in Administration from UMO. His teaching career began in Caribou, Maine where he and his wife started their family. In 1963 he became a teacher at Morse High School in Bath, Maine. After two years, he became a guidance counselor at Brunswick High School. In 1969, the Albert family moved to Millinocket where he became the Guidance Director at Stearns High School and he remained in that position until 1988. His last seven years in education were happily spent as the principal of St. Mary's School (now All Saints School) in Bangor. He retired in 1995, after spending 35 years being a positive influence on many students' lives. After his retirement he and his wife lived in Hermon and enjoyed travelling and spending winters in Florida. George had many interests and talents such as golfing, painting, cooking, gardening, cutting wood, and being outside. He will fondly be remembered by all who knew him as a kind, caring man who had a gift for making people laugh and feel at ease with his quick wit and his terrific sense of humor. He was loved and respected by many. He instilled in his children a great work ethic, a love and respect for nature and animals, and his vast knowledge of just about everything, ranging from the names of insects to how to plant beautiful flower gardens.
He is survived by his wife Ann (Keenan); three children, Kevin Albert and his wife, Denice, Sharon Gordon and her husband, Tony, and Julie Kohl; three grandchildren, Aaron Albert, Hayley Albert and Sarah Kohl; one brother, Eugene Albert and his wife, Shirley; sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen Albert, Pat Keenan, and Claire Gorman; brothers-in-law, Frank Keenan and Richard Gorman; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Richard and Daniel Albert; and his son-in-law, George Kohl.
Family and friends may visit 2:00 to 5:00 p.m, Monday, December 29, 2014 at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union Street, Bangor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Ohio St., Bangor. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Internment with military honors will be in the spring at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. The family would like to express gratitude to the nurses and CNAs at the Maine Veterans Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 B. Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401, to All Saints Catholic School, PO Box 1749, Bangor, ME 04402 or to the Activity Fund at the Maine Veterans Home, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to his family may also be offered through bangordailynews.com or kileyandfoley.com