Auburn, ME – Leo Paul Albert, Jr., 67, died on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Portland.
He was born on June 24, 1949 in Nuremberg, Germany, a son of the late Leo P. & Alma C. (McInnis) Albert Sr. After graduating High School, Leo went on to obtain an Associate’s Degree and his Substance Abuse Counselor License.
Leo held numerous jobs, all across the country including working as a machinist and computer programmer and technician. He also worked as a counselor at the recovery center at Mercy Hospital, Milestone and the Serenity House.
He served his country and was honorably discharged from 101st Airborne Division where he served during Vietnam between October 12, 1966 and September 26, 1968. Leo received a Vietnam service medal with four bronze service stars, the republic of Vietnam campaign medal and gallantry cross.
He was a member of AA, the Disabled American Veterans and donated monthly to the Humane Society, UNICEF, St. Jude’s Hospital and The Wounded Warrior Project. Leo could also be found volunteering at the local homeless shelter, serving holiday dinners; his family seldom saw him during the holidays because he loved doing this. Leo also enjoyed surprising his nieces and family members with financial help, readily paying for books and other needs and had a hard time accepting any thanks for his generosity.
He enjoyed sports of all kinds, watching daily on television; he loved the Patriots, Celtic and NY Yankees. Leo’s favorite times included his childhood in Cornish which included playing at the river, his tree house and sliding down the gravel pit. As a young man he cherished his time in Colorado with his friends and lately greatly enjoyed being nestled in front his TV watching sports.
He is survived by his aunt Luella DeWulf of Chesterton, IN, his four sisters Sharon Mallar of Auburn, ME, Theresa Scott of Indianapolis, IN, Mary Jackson of Winthrop, ME and Louella Madden of Leesburg, FL, his brother John Albert of Hiram, ME and a son Eric Grenier, who lives in the Midwest. He also leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Per Leo’s request, there will be no funeral service, the family simply asks that everyone remember their own happy times and laughter with Leo; remember his generosity and care during his life and reach out to your charities and give to your community, always being reminded of his commitment.