Victor Alberini 1932-2016

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CHAMPION — Victor Alberini, 84, of Champion, entered into eternal life with Jesus Christ Nov. 19, 2016, at his home with his children by his side.

He was born March 11, 1932, in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Fred and Madeline Calabrese Alberini.

He married his childhood sweetheart and best friend, Ruth Brooks Alberini, Oct. 23, 1954, and had shared 66 years together, 59 of those years married, until her passing in 2014.

Victor was a 1951 graduate of Leavittsburg High School and was drafted into the United States Marine Corps.

He was employed by Copperweld Steel Co. for 36 years and then worked as a consultant for Bognar and Co. in Pittsburgh.

He attended Maranatha Church and was a devoted Christian, husband and father.

He was an avid fisherman and spent many years fishing Lake Erie, and Lake Nipissing in Ontario, Canada, where he and his family built a cabin together that will continue to be a place of gathering for them. He enjoyed politics and was active in his local government. He also enjoyed winemaking and sharing that hobby with others. He loved music and would often sing and dance with friends and family. He was a constant encouragement to others, always offering positive advice and help to anyone who needed it. Above all, his faith, family and being surrounded by them, even until the end, was the most important thing in his life.

Loving memories of Victor will be carried on by his children, including sons, Gregg A. (Deborah) Alberini Sr. of Warren and Tarry A. (Rhonda) Alberini of Newton Falls; daughters, Sharon K. (Vince) Santangelo of Warren and Debra (John) Conley of Braceville; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred (Carol) Alberini; and sister, Madeline (Rudy) DeAngelis of Humboldt, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth; parents; and brother, Richard F. Alberini.

Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at Warren Revival Center, 4400 W. Market St. NW, Leavittsburg.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Warren Revival Center, with the Rev. James Holbrook, Pastor Woody Cavender and Pastor John Thornhill officiating. A private burial will follow the service.

The Alberini family would like to give their heartfelt appreciation and thanks for the exceptional loving and attentive care that was provided by the staff of Champion Estates Assisted Living, Crossroads Hospice and his Hospice nurse, Patrick Cline. The family would also like to thank John Masternick for providing a residence that became home to both Victor and Ruth for the past four years. Another thank you to Dr. David Fredericka and Dr. Nitin Patel for their outstanding medical care. The family cannot begin to express in words their overwhelming gratitude.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Crossroads Hospice, 9775 Rockside Road, Suite 270, Cleveland, OH 44125, in Victor’s memory.

Arrangements for Mr. Alberini are being handled by Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 N. Park Ave., Warren.

This obituary may be viewed and condolences can be sent to the Alberini family by visiting www.carlwhall.com.

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