Elwood G. "Pete" Albert

July 12, 1927 - September 25, 2019
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Elwood G. “Pete” Albert, 92, of Shillington, died September 25th. Pete was married for 70 years to Jane Elizabeth “Betty” Albert, until her death earlier this year. They met at a YMCA dance. Pete graduated from Reading High School in 1945 and attended Albright College. A talented athlete, as a student he was a pole vaulter in the era when bamboo poles were still in use. Pete earned a number of Pennsylvania Sate and Mid-Atlantic handball championships in the 1960’s and later mentored many younger players. He entered the machinery business during the conversion of military hardware after World War II, specializing in selling industrial power equipment. He eventually formed his own company, Dutch Electric Corporation, and extended buying and sales into China after the 1970’s opening of trade there. Generous and sociable, he was respected by business associates as well as by friends and family. Pete was always curious and pursued many interests. He played the drums, danced to Big Band music, could spin a rope and was an early scuba enthusiast. In his later years, Pete informed all medical personnel that in his youth his balance was good enough to walk tightrope-style on cable guardrails. Pete and Betty enjoyed years of travel throughout the United States. One such fondly remembered trip involved making it across Death Valley in a rental car of suspect condition. Pete arranged many such enjoyable vacations for family that often provided material for his talented storytelling. His sense of humor was still evident in the nursing home when he remarked that celebrating his 92nd birthday was “better than the alternative.” Pete’s good nature and ready wit will be missed. He is survived and missed by his son, Donald G. Albert, husband of Mary Albert of Norwich, VT, and by his daughter Amy L. Bloom, wife of Barton Bloom of Shillington. Also three grandchildren: Marion Albert of Honolulu, HI, Michael Albert of Jacksonville Beach, FL, and Alex Bloom, husband of Lauren Bloom of Burlingame, CA. Pete is also survived by a sister in law, Jeanette Keffer of Shillington, and by a brother in law, Frederick Blimline, husband of Gloria of Kenhorst, and by many beloved nieces and nephews. Pete’s parents were the late George and Irene Albert. Pete was predeceased by two sons, Glenn B. Albert in 2002 and an infant son, Peter Albert. Also, a sister, Margaret M. Burkey, and a brother, Calvin Albert, who died in infancy. Thanks to those who cared for Pete and Betty; especially the staff at the Mifflin Center. A Celebration of Life for Pete and Betty will take place on Saturday, November 16th at 10:00 AM in Laureldale Cemetery, 4631 Pottsville Pike, Tuckerton. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington, is assisting the Albert family. www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Laureldale Cemetery


4631 Pottsville Pike
Laureldale, PA 19605

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A Celebration of Life for Pete and Betty


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Born: July 12, 1927
Died: September 25, 2019

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