11/15/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Gene "Rabbit" Albertson

Eugene Talbot Albertson
(d. 13 Nov 2007)

Newport News High School Class of February 1943

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is more sad news today.  Gene Albertson, Class of February 1943, passed away in Columbia, TN on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at the age of 81.

    From Fred Field ('45) of CA - 11/15/07 - "Albertson Obituary":

Hello Zeke and Lucia,        Thu. 11-15-07     copies to Hurley Skinner & Carol Harty
Sad news in the Daily Press today.  Gene Albertson passed away on Tuesday.
The full obituary is at www.dailypress.com today.  It includes a photo you may want to copy.  There is a guest book to sign, but as of 7:30 this AM there were no entries.....  
Sorry to be the messenger of sad news.  Stay healthy, Fred
(to Carol Harty - Gene "Rabbit" Albertson was NNHS Class of February 1943.  Aubrey "Zeke"  Anderson and Hurley Skinner are members of the same class.)

Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA

   Fred, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. Thank you for letting us know that he was an NNHS graduate; I thought he might have been a graduate of Warwick High.

From the Daily Press - 11/15/07:    

                         Eugene Talbot Albertson

  COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Mr. Eugene "Gene" Talbot Albertson, 81, retired Civil Service employee in Fort Lee, Va., died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at his residence in Columbia, Tenn.

A native of Hampton, Va., he was the son of the late Fred J. Albertson and Odessa McKenney Albertson. He was married to Alma Patricia "Patsy" Tighe Albertson, who preceded him in death on March 31, 1987.

Mr. Albertson was a graduate of Newport News Public Schools and attended William & Mary College. He retired as Chief of Computer Systems for the Civil Service in Fort Lee, Va. He enjoyed the Washington Redskins and playing duplicate bridge
Friday, August 27, 2004
Eugene Talbot Albertson
Survivors include three daughters, Karen Miller of Columbia; Lynn Albertson (James) Wellman of Pompano Beach, Fla.; Amanda Albertson (Greg) Baker of Glen Allen, Va.; six grandchildren, Blair Miller and Madison Miller, both of Columbia; Billy Miller of Murfreesboro; Ashley Wellman of Charlottesville, Va.; Skylar Baker and David Baker, both of Glen Allen, Va.; brother-in-law, Patrick Tighe of Williamsburg, Va.; sisters-in-law, Maxine Albertson of Blacksburg, Va., and Betty Sever of Newport News, Va.; three nieces, Jeannie Fender of Radford, Va., Mary Harcum of Coinjock, N.C., Donna Tighe of Newport News, Va.; two nephews, Michael Tighe of Richmond, Va., and David Tighe of Newport News, Va.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred W. Albertson and Wallace Albertson.

Inurnment will be held at a later date at Peninsula Memorial Cemetery in Newport News, Va.

Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Notes of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.oakesandnichols.com.

Published in the Daily Press on 11/15/2007.
Guest Book

Dear Karen and Family, All the staff and careproviders here at H.H.R. wish to express our condolences on the loss of your hear Mr. Eugene. Now that your Labor of Love is complete, may God go to work to heal your hearts. We thank you for inviting us to come into your home to serve with you at such an important time. You all provided excellent care to the end. I am confident that the loving kindness shown to your Dad will serve as a remarkable blessing for years to come. May I ask you to consider this poem to help get you all started on this journey...WE NEVER WALK ALONE "The time comes when those whom we have loved the longest and the best will travel far ahead into a place of joy and rest�And we must walk a lonely path through shadows for a while without a certain kindred voice, a dear, familiar smile-- Yet each day brings us nearer to horizons yet unknown and even when the way is dark, we never walk alone, for memories travel with us toward the happy destination where we will join our loved ones in eternal celebration. May the warmth of tender memories and the love of those around you bring you comfort and peace." May the Lord bless you and keep you. For Hospice of the Highland Rim Eddie Rogers, Chaplain
Eddie Rogers  - 11/14/2007, 11:33 AM
Dear Karen, I can't tell you how much we enjoyed your father's visits here at the archives. He was genuinely interested in everything he saw. His work as a volunteer on the early roads of Maury County has become the basis of our knowledge of the subject. We miss his smiling face and his insatiable curiosity. He won't be forgotten. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. - Bob
Bob Duncan11/14/2007, 01:36 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this unfortunate time. We will miss Gene and his ever smiling face running around taking pictures of everything. He was a wonderful, caring individual, that we were proud to have been associated with. He will be greatly missed here at the marina.
Jordan Marine Service, Inc. - 11/15/2007, 09:09 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this unfortunate time.. We will always remember the times we shared with Gene here at the marina and all the wonderful pictures he took. He will be greatly missed....
Jordan Marine Service, Inc. (Gloucester Point, VA) - November 15, 2007
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Karen & Children, I am so sad to hear about your loss. Please know that you all are in our prayers. If there is anything at all we can do for you, please don't hesitate to call. Special hugs to Maddy.
Debbie Kelley11/15/2007, 10:29 AM
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Gene. He was such a good man. We enjoyed his days here at the Archives. We would talk about his antiques or he would bring us another CD with all the great old music on it. He would put one in and everyone who was around would come alive. He made us all smile and showed us that you just have to keep going even when you don't think you can. I will miss him greatly. You and your family are in our prayers. - Michelle Cannon
Michelle Cannon - 11/15/2007, 10:33 AM
Dear Karen, I feel honored to have been allowed to know Gene these last three years. He was a friend, as well as a Bridge partner. We will all miss him at the Bridge Club. Harold Taylor
Harold R. Taylor III - 11/15/2007, 12:26 PM
Mr. Albertson was my first boss after my freshman year in college in the summer of 1973 when I was at Computer Systems Command at Ft. Eustis. He gave me such a pleasant first "working experience." I was there when the command was packing up to go to Ft. Lee. I remember him talking about your mom and he often lovingly spoke about all his family. He was such a kind person and helped make my entrance into the world of work a pleasant experience. All of you have our deepest sympathy...we know how much it hurts to lose our parents. Cherish your memories...you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Kitty (Dichtel) and Terry Heffington Newport News, VA
Kitty Heffington - 11/15/2007, 06:52 PM
Gene was like a father to me. The many hours of tennis and golf will never be forgotten. I seldom beat him but I always marveled at his ability to play even with his messed up left arm. I often told him I would wait him out, he was 21 years my senior, and time would give me that edge. I guess I waited too long. Gene is gone but will never be forgotten. He was my friend, my mentor and role model. I hoped I influenced his life in some small way as much as he did mine. I was there when Patsy died and he was there at a time I needed him. I'll never forget him and all the great times on golf trips, tennis matches, horse races, the Agathon Club and the time he tried to become a football official. Gene, don't get to comfortable up there. When I show up, get Fred and Charlie together and get us a tee time. I'm better now and you'd better be ready! You'll be missed.................
Larry Turlington - 11/16/2007, 01:57 PM


   Our deepest condolences are extended to the entire Albertson family and their friends.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


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