Norman Hand Albertson

January 7, 1916February 3, 2011

Norman Hand Albertson, 95, died February 3, 2011. He was born January 7, 1916 in Philadelphia, PA to Archibald L. Albertson and his wife Alice Albertson. Norman was a former Marine and a WW II Navy Veteran. He married Betty Scarborough on September 3, 1938. She preceded him in death in 1982. Norman retired from Baptist Medical Center, as department supervisor, in 1986. He collected and restored antique furniture, guns, coins, pipes, steins, antique books, and oil paintings. His residence was known by many as a museum. While he was a life member of most of the Veteran Organizations, he did not attend meetings. In later years he was a chapter member of the Lincoln Terrace Association and for years attended the Solo Club, where he learned to be an accomplished ballroom dancer. He is survived by one son, Rev. Norman Albertson and his wife Jane Ann, as well as 4 grandchildren; Alicia, Sara, Joel and Blake, and one great granddaughter Halle. While he will be missed by family and friends, he will be missed by his constant companions, his dogs, Lucky and Angel. Memorial Services for Norman will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 5, 2011

Norman Hand Albertson

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Katherine Dingess

February 6, 2011

The world will be different place without him in it. He was a kind, honest person full of integrity and vigor and passion for life and the "finer" things! We will always honor his life and the memories we were blessed to have w/ him. He was influential to our family and was like a Grandfather to me, my brother and cousins. We love you and miss you and wish we could have been there to pay our highesd respects to you! Rest in Peace, Norman.
Love, Katherine Holley Dingess

Debbie Sorrels Mecca

February 6, 2011

I dearly treasure wonderful memories of Norman Albertson. He was like a member of our family and such a dear, unique character. My life is richer having known Norman. We will miss this dear friend.

February 5, 2011

I knew Mr. Albertson for many years while working at Baptist Medical Center and again many years later at Warr Acres Senior Center.

Always a gentleman.

Judith Andrews

February 4, 2011

Uncle Norman was the family story teller who gave us many memories to cherish and many laughs. He was like a brother to my Dad which was one of the ways he was so special. He will always be in my heart and I am blessed to have had him in my life.

Love, Judy

Barbara Homer

February 4, 2011

Norman was a gentleman and I thoroughly enjoyed working and talking to him for the last 8 years. He will be missed.