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Obituary: Edward Charles Albert

Edward Charles Albert, 77, of Keene, NH passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 15. Albert was born Nov. 26, 1935 in Brookline MA. He attended Michael Driscoll School followed by Brookline High School where he graduated from in 1954. Albert attended University of Connecticut at Storrs Campus and received his Bachelor’s degree in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army starting in 1959 and was a First Lieutenant Transportation Corps when he was discharged in 1966.  

Albert re-located to Long Island in 1962 and taught social studies at Hicksville High School.  He married Barbara Kozakiewicz in 1964. Albert received his Master’s degree from UConn in 1970.

In 1973, he and his wife Barbara purchased the family summer home in Stoddard, NH.  Since they were both schoolteachers, the whole family spent the summer in Stoddard each year. Albert retired from teaching in 1990 and in 1996 moved to Keene, NH.

In Keene, NH, Albert was known from his involvement in democratic politics. From school board to city to state to national elections, Albert was known to be involved with campaigns.  His involvement with the Cheshire County Democrats will not be forgotten from the Friday Lunch Group he created for fundraising and idea sharing to his activity as the “ticket agent” for local Democratic events.  Cheshire County Democrats presented Albert with awards of recognition multiple times.  

Albert was pre-deceased by his sister Eunice Cauper and his wife Barbara Albert.  Survivors include his children Alicia O’Peirce and her husband Kevin of Honolulu HI, Ben Albert of Stoddard NH, second wife Rita Albert of Roslyn, and companion Barbara Kono of Brattleboro, VT.

An open house was held in Keene on June 23, to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cheshire Democrats for a scholarship in Albert’s name. The Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH assisted the family with arrangements.

News

There’s a lot you can do in 99 minutes. You could cook dinner, play a non-stop soccer game, watch a romantic comedy or hang out with Odysseus, Achilles and Hercules. If you chose the last option, Hicksville High School’s upcoming theatre production of The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less  is the place for you.

The mouthful of a title says it all. The cast will take on over 80 characters as they speed through all of Greek mythology, including popular tales such as The Iliad and The Odyssey, in a little over an hour and a half.

Due to what appears to be a colossal error on the part of the Nassau County Assessor’s office, or perhaps an errant interpretation of state law, more than 600 military veterans and Gold Star families in Hicksville will have to wait for their tax break until next year.

Hicksville is one of several local school districts that recently approved resolutions extending the exemption to local veterans, even though budgets and Albany’s tax cap make it a tough choice. On Feb. 26, with a contingency of veterans in the audience, the board voted to provide a school tax exemption for veterans living in the district, starting with the 2014-15 school year.


Sports

Vito Sciascia was recently named Hicksville Soccer Club’s Volunteer of the Year at the 2014 Long Island Junior Soccer League 2014 Kick-off Convention.

Sciascia started coaching travel soccer in 1998 for a boys team, the Flash, who later changed their names to the Muddogs. He could always be found at various sporting fields trying to recruit new soccer players. He would make each of these boys feel important and there was always room for another player. He tried to never turn a child away and when other coaches were having trouble with a boy he would take them on his team, no one was ever too much for him. Sciascia found the good in all those boys and they in return respected him. He took them to many tournaments and solicited enough sponsorship so that it was never a financial burden on their families.

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its first tournament on Thursday April 4. Twenty golfers came out on on a crisp but sunny morning. Charlie Hong was the only man to score under a 40, with a 38 and won for low overall score. Jim O’ Brien  scored a 41, and won low overall net in a tie-breaker with Mike Guerriero.

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more. The league is a 100 percent handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season.


Calendar

American Legion Meeting

April 21

HS Theater in the Round

April 24-26

Science Fair

April 26



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