OBITUARY

Albert J. Palladino

October 21, 1930August 29, 2020
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To Albert J. Palladino, the entire world was a stage. An expressive, optimistic, and uninhibited individual, he was a performer in the theater of life. To everyone around him, he seemed to be eternally happy, and he willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life he touched. For Albert, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. And with just those simple gestures, he could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Albert really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so.

Albert was born on October 21, 1930 at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. His parents were Michael and Marie Palladino. Albert was raised in Chicago, Illinois. Even as a child, Albert had the ability to lift the spirits of all those around him. He was raised to be warm, caring and friendly. He couldn’t help but capture everyone’s attention. He was definitely a little bit of a show off, but in doing so, he succeeded in entertaining his entire family.

Always a good playmate, Albert was easygoing and fun loving. He managed to lighten the mood wherever he was, even during family squabbles. He seemed to have a knack for bringing compromise and erasing tense situations around the house. Due to a generous dose of common sense, Albert managed to find a satisfying solution to basic problems. Albert was raised with Four siblings. He had two older brothers: Benjamin and Anthony; one older sister, Florence; and one younger sister, Rosemary.

All of Albert's playful good humor carried over into his childhood. He was possessed with an outgoing personality, a lively imagination and a mellowed enthusiasm for life that allowed him to be constantly on the go. As a result, Albert experienced a rather active childhood, and this suited him very well. He took part in in baseball, basketball, football. He was also an alter boy for the church. Albert's memorable achievements included winning a softball championship.

Ask anyone who knew him from school and they would tell you that Albert was a class “cut-up.” He didn’t do it to be unkind or to garner all the attention. Rather, Albert simply enjoyed others’ laughter and the sounds of his friends and acquaintances having a good time. It could be said that for Albert, grades may not have been the most important thing to him, but he really did enjoy his school experience. Since experience was Albert's best teacher, he enjoyed hands-on learning and applying the “practical” approach to knowledge, rather than getting caught up in “theory.” Albert graduated from Tilden Tech High School in 1948. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.

The gift of being emotionally expressive and outwardly affectionate made Albert very easy to approach. On May 28, 1955 Albert exchanged wedding vows with Jean Albano at St. Valentines Catholic Church of Cicero, Illinois. He tried hard not to impose on his spouse. He was always sensitive to other people’s feelings, and that was especially true in marriage.

Perhaps the reason Albert related so well to children was the fact that he never really completely grew up himself. The ability to be just a “kid at heart” helped him in raising his own child. Albert was blessed with one Son, Michael. Albert had the ability to focus his attention on the present moment. If he was spending time with his son, that’s where all of his attention was directed. Albert's compassionate side prevented him from being a strict disciplinarian, and he could turn just about any situation into a playful, learning experience. He could spend hours entertaining with fun and creative play. In fact, Albert had a knack for turning some of those nasty old chores into games.

 At work, as in life, Albert was a real “people person.” He had a very successful way of dealing effectively with others, and his enthusiasm and energy was often contagious. Albert liked to see himself as something of a virtuoso. When dealing with various projects and problems, Albert was an adaptable realist, using his common sense and trusting his experiences and impulses to uncover the correct answer. Albert's talent for being a down to earth thinker, allowed many around him to see Albert as an excellent problem solver. His primary occupation was as a Security Officer. He was employed for 40 years within the security industry from hotel and casino to private companies.

Albert was a U.S. Army Veteran, and served honorably in the Korean War. Through his hard work and dedication, he achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class. He received several awards including a Korean Service Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal.

Albert felt excited and challenged by sports. Even if he wasn’t the best, Albert loved to participate and thoroughly enjoyed the competition and the pleasure of being around other people. Albert relished the opportunities where he could make an impact, and he would often push himself to play above his abilities. A quick thinker who understood the basics, Albert never seemed to get caught off guard, even when confronted with unexpected conflict. In high school, Albert played baseball, basketball, and football. Recreational sports later in life included baseball. Albert was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were supporting his favorite Cubs baseball team, Chicago Bears Football team and college Notre Dame football team.

 Living life in the fast lane suited Albert just fine. It is no surprise that he loved to travel and to visit new and different places. He was naturally curious about other parts of the world and loved the real life adventure that came from visiting them. He was impulsive and willing to try anything once. Favorite vacations included trips to California and Wisconsin, while living in Chicago, trips to Las Vegas, and Hawaii.

Albert believed that you had to experience life, and his life in retirement was no different. When that day finally arrived in 2003, Albert took it in stride as one more way to have fun. His new life involved relocating to Las Vegas. With his boundless energy and a desire to get the most out of life, Albert remained busy with people and projects. In retirement, he found new pleasure in watched sports, spending time with family, dinners and attending sporting events. Even in retirement, Albert continued to stay in touch with his old friends and, since he'd never met a stranger, he made plenty of new acquaintances as well.

Albert passed away on August 29, 2020 at Boulder City, Nevada. He is survived by one son, Michael, one sister, Rosemary and extended family.

Albert brought joy to all of those around him. He never had a mean bone in his body. He loved to have a good time and was an eternal optimist, always looking on the bright side of things. He loved to share his energy, wit, and his zest for all of his activities with his friends and family. Albert J. Palladino lived life to its fullest and made everyone around him happier just for knowing him. He will be remembered with a smile.

A visitation for Albert will be held Monday, September 14, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 AM, both at Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary, 800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89015. Albert will be paid to rest with honors at 12:00 PM at the Southern Nevada Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veteran's Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005.

Due to Covid-19, government restrictions will be in place, and all guests in attendance must wear a mask.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmboulderhighway.com for the Palladino family.

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Jennifer Schreier

September 10, 2020

Dear Unk. Please do me a big favor and give my Mom and Dad a big hug and kiss for me . We all miss them very much 😢
Thanks again

Jennifer Schreier

September 10, 2020

Dear Unk, please give my mom and dad a hug and kiss from me.. Love Jen 🧡 Thanks

Jennifer Schreier

September 10, 2020

You have been like a second father to me and Butch. But you were the fun one. You never hollered or punished us. Always words of wisdom. You were the best dance partner I ever had and I can;t wait to dance with you again. My heart is broken. I love you so much. I know you are with aunt Jean, your bros, and sister and Mom and your Dad and that makes me happy. But for me, not so much. I miss you so much. And my heart hurts and it hurts for Mike. You have a wonderful son, Rest in peace my dear Uncle and I will see you again on the other side. Loving and Missing you so very much. Love Jen.

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