|Birth: ||Sep. 30, 1909|
|Death: ||Dec. 5, 2006|
West Virginia, USA
Ernest L. Albanese, Sr., 97, of Lloydsville, Ohio, died Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at Wheeling Hospital of a hemorrhagic stroke, suffered on Sunday.
He was born September 30, 1909 in Scottsdale, PA., the son of the late Rev. Gaetano and Emilia Albanese. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Garnet Albanese, a brother, Robert and two sisters, Dr. Naomi Albanese and Mrs. Ruth Fornataro.
Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Hazel Virginia Albanese, a son, Ernest and his wife Maryann Albanese of Barnesville, Ohio, a daughter, Cynthia and her husband Frank Peroni of St. Clairsville, Ohio, a granddaughter, Capt. Shannon and her husband Capt. Peter Stambersky, currently serving with the 10th Mountain Division in Afganistan, a grandson, Robert Blaney of San Francisco and two sisters, Mrs. Esther Hayden and Mrs. Nell Harris.
Ernest was a member of the East Richland Friends Church.
Ernest was a forceful leader in Belmont County educational circles in a career spanning over 70 years and ending with his retirement from the Belmont County Educational Services Center Board at the age of 95. He attended Muskingum College where he was a member of the varsity football and basketball squads. Upon his graduation from Muskingum, he began his career as a teacher and coach in Lafferty in 1931. As a coach, he compiled a record of 360 wins, 123 losses and 5 ties in 12 seasons. His baseball, basketball and football teams won 13 county championships 4 sectional championships, and 8 county league championships. Among these teams were 5 undefeated six-man football squads. Professionally, he rose to the position of school principal and administrator before World II.
During the war he served in the Phillipines, New Guinea and other areas of the South Pacific while an officer in the US Navy's 7th Fleet, becoming a Lieutenant Commander in the post-war Reserves. He resumed his academic career in 1946, eventually becoming the first Superintendent of Schools at Union Local and the Champion of that consolidation. "Retiring" in 1970, he went on to serve as director of Unified Purchasing, Belmont County Schools and a member of various other local boards, including Chairman, Belmont County Board of Education, from 1973 o 1976.
Ernest had a long record of community involvement and civic activities as well as professional memberships and involvement in numerous organizations. These included, to name just a few; American Legion Post #558, American Red Cross Board of Directors, Belmont County Children's Services Board, Ohio alley Athletic Officials Association, Belmont County Planning Commission, Free and Accepted Masons #298, Moose Loyal Order #1462, Sphinx Club Muskingum College, Ohio Education Association, Buckeye Association of Retired School Adminstrators, Ohio School Board Association, Rotary Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars #5356 and the State Teacher Retirement System of Ohio.
The Ohio Senate unnamiosuly passed a resolution in September of 1976 honoring him for his service to Country and Community Community.
Lynn Garnet Albanese (1948 - 2003)*
Saint Clairsville Union Cemetery
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