Harry B Albert
November 14, 1936 – February 12, 2021
Harry B Albert III 11/14/1936 -2/12/2021 Born in Jersey City and later grew up in Cliffside Park, he raised his family in Old Bridge and later in retirement resided in Toms River, New Jersey.
He was a loving Husband, Father, Father-in-law, Son, Brother, Brother-in-law, Uncle, Poppy, Great Grandpop, Life Partner & Friend.
Before the possibility of internet research or today's "do it yourself” television programming, we often relied on others' knowledge and wisdom. As for the friends and family members of one exceptional individual, we needed only one avenue to turn to, Harry. No matter the task or situation at hand, he had a fix for the problem but, more impressively, the desire and willingness to help.
When he was a young man, he fostered his mind and curiosity to discover how and what made things work. After attending Jr. College, and finding employment as a Draftsman, he eventually became a Millwright and Machinist following in his father’s footsteps.
Even in retirement, he never settled down. Fixing cars, building decks, and installing windows are often what he would be doing over the weekends to give a helping hand—known for snow blowing the entire street to take care of his neighbors was one of his bequest’s. He had a dance style all his own and was not afraid to show it. He was a pillar of support to all of us who loved him. He enjoyed boating, the beach, the outdoors, staying up late, was fascinated with American history, taking long drives, had a green thumb in the garden, and loved spending time with his grandkids that he adored.
He was the first born and only son of Harry & Gertrude (Drude) Albert. In 1967 he married Janette L. (Pyle) of Neptune, NJ and became an irreplaceable member of the Pyle and Eldridge family. He is predeceased by his wife Janette L. (Pyle), and his son Harry Albert IV.
Surviving are his daughters Penny DeLucia and her husband Jack (Beachwood, NJ); Amy Davis and her husband Glenn (Steamboat Springs, CO); Brandi Black and her husband James (Little Silver, NJ). He is the big brother to sister Ann Marie McGuire (Pocono Summit, PA); Grandchildren Missy, Patrick, Grayson, James, and Lilly. Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends who he mentored and loved.
He was blessed with a life partner, Diane Kmak, whom he shared the last 15 years of his life. He treated her children and grandchildren as his own. They enjoyed time traveling, the boardwalk, visiting with friends and the pure essence of nature in their backyard.
He leaves behind a legacy and bright light for all that he loved, and he will be sorely missed. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Harry B Albert
Bob & Lisa Kmak
February 19, 2021
Harry will forever hold a special place in our hearts. He was a good man with a wonderful sense of humor! I will miss every time I called the house hearing him say “How are you on this fine afternoon?” He will be missed by us deeply!
February 17, 2021
Harry was always there with a smile and a good idea how to help out . Thirty three years ago when I met him I had just lost my Dad . Over the years I came to love him as a father but more than that he was my friend . We did a lot of fun things together playing 5 crowns was my favorite . Some of the trips we took together were very enjoyable. Penny and I will miss him dearly, but we know he is in a better place now . R.I.P. Harry, Godspeed on you journey .
February 15, 2021
Lobsters, steamers, fondue ... we shared so many ... adventures we had, repairs you taught us to make, you loaned me the Cadillac to take Kiki to the prom, card games late into the night, double dates to NYC, incredible cookouts, camping in the Catskills ... my life is full of fantastic memories of you, Harry, and Janette too. You touched so many lives and your grandchildren will miss the excitement and adventure you gave us.