Frank Albertini

June 4, 1937June 8, 2018

Frank Albertini, of New Bern, NC, passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the age of 81.

Frank was born to parents, John and Josephine Albertini, both 1st generation Italian immigrants, on June 4, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA. He served in the United States Navy, during the Korean War years, as a weather forecaster. Frank graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Physics and received a M.S. in Applied Statistics from Villanova University. He was an accomplished, corporate executive with American Express and Boeing.

Frank and Gayle made New Bern their home in 2000 and Frank served as the general contractor in building their home. He was active in the community, and lived life to the fullest with many friends, through Fairfield Harbour Yacht Club, Flying Bears Aviation Club, Fairfield Harbour Gun and Trap Club, and the Harbour Country Dancers. He was a licensed pilot, avid boater and member of Centenary United Methodist Church. He loved music and enjoyed playing his grand piano.

Frank is survived by his wife, Carolyn Gayle Albertini; children, Frank Daniel Albertini (Francine), Bonnie Albertini Wallace (Scott), April Breeze Savage (Steve), and Marc Jackson Hill; and grandchildren, Trey, Angela, William, Frankie, Christian, Lillian, Joshua, Parker, Savannah, Chase, and Keegan. He is predeceased by his parents, John and Josephine, and his brother, John. Frank’s celebration of life service is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12 at 3pm at Centenary United Methodist Church, with a reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall. Reverend Susan Pate Greenwood will officiate the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for an aviation scholarship fund to help young people reach their aviation goals. Please send donations to EAA Chapter 1171 with a memo “Frank Albertini Scholarship Donation” mailed to Treasurer, EAA Chapter 1171, 209 Teakwood Drive, New Bern NC 28562.

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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Valorie Albertini

June 17, 2018

So Sorry to hear of Frank's passing .You are in my prayers.

Elise Medenbach

June 12, 2018

Gayle and family:
I am so sorry for your great loss. Gayle, You and I were just speaking on Thursday evening at Coastal Women's Forum about your wonderful husband. He seemed like such a great loving person and loved you and your children. He will be missed. Peace and healing to your entire family

Peace and healing,

Elise A. Medenbach, Trent Woods, NC

Victoria Block

June 12, 2018

Thinking of you in this difficult time, Gayle...take good care of yourself....

Joey Pontiff

June 12, 2018

Gayle: Ron & I here at JoeSigns just learned about Frank. We will be thinking of you during this time of adjustment and grief. We wondered why the most recent Civic Theatre marquee was not ordered by you. Now we know. God Bless.

Dave & Beth Pickenpaugh

June 12, 2018

It was a joy to know Frank and get to share his love of aviation. Watching him beam with youthful enthusiasm when he got his plane is a memory I never will forget. The community has lost a wonderful member. Our condolences to Gayle and family.

Dave & Beth

Ron & Connie Cousino

June 11, 2018

Dear Gayle & Family,
Our hearts & prayers go out to you all. We have many great memories with you & Frank, especially sailing to Beaufort, Cape Lookout, Ocracoke and Bald Head many happy times together!
Frank always had a smile on his face & love in his heart.
God is with you and so are we!
Love Always,
Capt. Ron & Connie
Psalm 23

Cheryl Stevenson

June 11, 2018

We loved the times we spent with Frank and Gayle. I had known Gayle for awhile but I think I first met Frank in partner dance class. Remember how he used to keep index cards with the steps in his pocket? He’d take a quick glance and off he’d go! Camping at the Airshow in Oshkosh, and the fall weekend in the cabin in Boone, are right up there with my happy memories. We were so happy to be your sponsors in the yacht club.
Fly free my friend. We will miss you.