Albert J. Robertson, 84, of Lorain, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain. He was born October 25, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York and shortly after his birth, resided in Lorain for all his life.
Albert was a caring and devoted husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He kept a positive attitude and loved to laugh with a great sense of humor. Al enjoyed Slovak and Polish food dishes, dancing the Polka and honored ethnic and family traditions during the holidays. He loved spending time outdoors with his deep appreciation of nature and always kept the many welcomed birds in his backyard well fed.
Mr. Robertson graduated from St. Mary’s High School in June, 1947. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marines and a patriotic American. Albert worked for the Lake Terminal Railroad for nine years and later Columbia Gas of Ohio, where he retired after 28 years of dedicated service.
Albert was a very active member of Holy Trinity Church, Lorain, where he served as president of the Holy Name Society, named Holy Name Man of Year in 1974, and served as an altar server and past usher. Mr. Robertson also held memberships in the Serra Club, Knights of Columbus, No. 637, Rosary Society, American Slovak Club, Jednota Branch 228, St. Ann’s Lodge Branch 114, Paduan Travelers and Holy Trinity Seniors Group. Albert was a lifetime member of AMVETS, Post 47, Lorain. He later joined the Church of St. Peter in 2010 and participated in their Holy Name and Senior Group.
Albert Joseph was preceded in death by his loving wife, Bernadette M. Robertson (nee Luca); parents, Albert D. and Marie B. Robertson (nee Broski); and sister, Ruth D’Amico.
He is survived by his son, Edward Robertson of Los Angeles; daughters, Ellen Butorac, Karen Brady and Janet Gorenshek; and son-in-law, Scott Gorenshek, all of Lorain; three grandchildren, Michael Butorac, Mitchell Brady and Emily Gorenshek; and sister, Dorothy Kish of New Port Richey, Florida.
The family will receive friends Monday, July 1, 2013, from 4 until 8 P.M. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain, where a rosary will be recited at 4 P.M. by the Holy Trinity Holy Name Society. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 9:30 A.M., in the funeral chapel, to be followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. in the Church of Saint Peter, 3501 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain. Albert’s brother-in-law, Fr. Edward J. Luca, will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, where military honors will be conducted by Elyria Detachment #576 of the Marine Corps League and Louis Paul Proy Chapter #20 of the Disabled American Veterans.