Stephen Albanese

July 13, 1925September 5, 2011

Stephen Anthony Albanese passed away peacefully on September 5, 2011. Steve was born on July 13, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio to Adolph and Josephine Albanese (deceased). After graduating from East High School, he served for three years in the Army Air Corp. After discharge, he married Doris (nee Pittts, deceased) and settled in Cleveland to raise their three children, John (Susan nee Vincent), Stephen (Kathleen, nee Lehane) and Deborah Moore (David). During this time Steve worked in management for Midwest Sani-Clean/Ohio Garment Rental. He was active with the little league and scouting programs in the Mayfield Heights area. In 1981, he married Judith (nee Ercegovic) and moved to Rocky River where they raised two children, Christopher and Elizabeth. During this time he taught business classes at Myers University and continued to be involved with youth sports programs, Meals on Wheels and with his parish community. Steve was loved by many and held in high esteem for his kind, gentle ways and wonderful cooking. In addition to his wife and children, he leaves behind his brothers Adolph (Terry), Victor and Robert, grandchildren Stephen, Kelly (Brad Thobe), Lauren (Lew Nevins), Katelyn, Joelle, Dale (Fifi), Leslie, Frances Albanese, Sean and Sydney Moore. Great grandchildren Jackson, Brady and Quinn Thobe and Liam Nevins.

The family will receive friends at the Craciun Berry Funeral Home 23040 Center ridge Road, Westlake, Ohio on Thursday, Sept 8, from 2-4 and 6-8pm.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Rocky River, Friday, Sept 9, at 11am. Interment Sunset Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Christopher Church, Father Ostrowski Mission Fund, 20141 Detroit Road,Rocky River, Ohio 44116.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 9, 2011

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Shannon Hanna

September 14, 2011

Dear Judy and Family, I was saddened to hear about Mr. Albanese. He was a very kind man. He will be missed dearly. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Shannon Hanna (Dr. Schodowski's)

Mary Pawlicki

September 10, 2011

Dear Judith and family,Our memories of family camp wouldn't be complete without you as you camped nearby to share the good times. We had yearly visits as the kids grew. It was nice to see Frances working at camp with Katie continuing the legacy of Camp Christopher spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Mary and Dean Pawlicki

Heidi Glynias

September 9, 2011

Dear Chris, Liz and family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I wish you comfort through this difficult time and hope that the wonderful memories you have with your dad will continue to warm your hearts and put a smile in your face.

September 9, 2011

Dear Judith and Family
Just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I always looked forward to my periodic phone calls from Uncle Steve just checking to see how I was doing. He was a caring and loving soul and I know he will be missed by all.

Darcy Hickey (Albanese)

September 8, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to the Albanese Family. May God guide you through this time.

Dan and Mary Mariotti

Dan & Mary Flannery

September 8, 2011

Dear Judy & Family, We feel truly blessed to have known Steve. He had a way of making you feel special. Our prayers,thoughts and sadness are with you. May God be holding all of you in His hands

September 8, 2011

Dear Albanese Family,
We remember all of the times we stopped by your cabin to visit and all of the wonderful activities that we shared at Family Camp. Most of all, we shared the Christopher Spirit. May that be with you now as will our thoughts and prayers.
The Marras Family

Mark Albanese

September 8, 2011

My sympathy and prayers to you Judith and family , may the peace of our Lord be with you at this time and always.

Beth Dawson

September 8, 2011

My deepest sympathy to you all! Please know that my love and prayers are with you. Wishing you God's peace.

Jeanne McGuire

September 8, 2011

Judith and Family,

We send our love and prayers of support as you travel this difficult journey. We send Camp Christopher hugs!!

Lynn Pietrocini and Jeanne McGuire