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🇺🇸 Vincent J. Albo, 84 – Served in US Army, Truck Driver

Vincent J. Albo, 84, of Seltzer, passed away on Sunday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street, Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville, on May 26, 1939, he was the son of the late Vincent M. and Rose (Tucci) Albo.

Vince was a member of St. John the Baptist R.C.C., Pottsville.

He was a 1957 graduate of Pottsville High School.

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Vince proudly served his country in the U.S. Army 24th Infantry Division in Germany.

He was a lifelong member of Teamster Local 429. He worked as a truck driver for Evans Delivery for many years and retired from ABF Freight System in 1994.

Throughout the years he also owned Vince’s Chevron Service, assisted at Lord Funeral Home, Inc., was a driver for Omega Labs and Bob Weaver, and was a security guard at the former Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville.

Vince enjoyed staying active by attending his high school breakfast group, collecting record albums, and spending time with his family. He was a life member of Phoenix Fire Company, DAV and the AMVETS.

Vince loved his cars and often boasted that he owned several hundred over his lifetime. The one thing he loved more than cars was his family and he was always there for us whenever we needed him.

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In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann (Kaplar) Albo, October 31, 1978; wife, Joan A. (Roland) Albo, April 8, 2011, to whom he was married 30 years.

Vincent is survived by two sons: Vincent A. Albo, husband of Rocio of California; Jeffrey E. Albo, husband of Vanessa, of Pottsville; two daughters: Pamela Shields, wife of James, of Pottsville; Karen Miller, wife of Jeffrey, of Wilmington, DE; grandchildren: Bianca Albo; Mariella Albo; Allison Plymale, wife of Jordan; Matthew Shields; Kayla Miller; Kelsey Adam, wife of Jason; Dylan Miller; great grandchildren: Kellan, Crew, Casen, Kinsley, Joelle, and Selah; sister, Jean Lang, of Pottsville; several nieces and nephews; and also, his significant other and the love of his life for 11 years, Ann Piccioni.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, July 3rd, at St. John the Baptist Church, Pottsville, with Father Kevin J. Bobbin officiating.

Interment with military honors followed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Pottsville.

The family request contributions in Vince’s memory be sent to: St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

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Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

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