John (Jack) Edward Albert, Jr.


October 28, 2012

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John Edward (Jack) Albert Jr., 84, of Salem, died Sunday, October 28, 2012. He was the son of the late John Edward Albert and Edna Dixon Albert, and also predeceased by his sister, Janet A. Sowers. Surviving are his beloved wife of 64 years, Sylvia Gearheart Albert; nieces, Jane S. Trace and Kathryn Ann Boardman; nephew, Coy Wayne Gearheart; and brothers-in-law, James Ray Gearheart (Fumi), David Wayne Gearheart (Carol). During World War II and the Korean Conflict, Jack served in the United States Navy. He retired in sales from Creed Company. Mr. Albert was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Roanoke. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 4, 2012, from 3 to 4:30 P.M. at Oakey’s North Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Monday, November 5, 2012, at the Gearheart Cemetery located in the hamlet of Reesedale in Montgomery County. The Reverend Sandy Webb and the Reverend Doctor David Dixon will officiate with hymns by Kathryn Ann Boardman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gearheart Cemetery Fund. Make checks payable to Dennis P. Spangler, Treasurer, 1781 Garlick Road, Elliston, VA 24087. Write on for line, “Gearheart Cemetery Fund”.