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Albert Lester Jr.

Albert F "Albie" Lester Jr.

Monday, November 10th, 1969 - Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
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Obituary

Albert F. “Albie” Lester Jr., 50, of Norwich, passed away after an extended illness at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.

Born on November 10, 1969, in Norwich, Albie was the son of Sharon (Hagen) Lester (Rob Whittaker) and Albert Lester Sr., each of whom survives. Albie graduated from Norwich High School with the Class of 1987. He worked for a short period thereafter at CWS, but worked primarily from his home on his computer.

Albie was so very grateful for the service dogs that he had during his life, each of which he came to love, including Murphy, Katie, Mick, Gordon, and Blaze. He adored his cat, Zoe, and his two cockatiels. He also loved boating as a young child along the Erie Canal near Baldwinsville and was allowed to be captain of his parents’ boat. Albie was a die-hard fan of the New Orleans Saints football team and the rock band, Kiss. He attended two Kiss concerts during his lifetime and was deemed the #1 fan at one concert where Albie appeared on the concert’s big screen. He also enjoyed texting his niece, Allyssa, who lives in Buffalo. Albie wrote songs for his father’s band, Goodtime Rebels, who especially liked his song, “Mountain.” He also collected figurines of eagles, wolves, and black bears, and loved to ride his 440 JAG snowmobile. Albie was fond of visiting and watching the Niagara Falls. He was known around Norwich as a “speed demon” in his power chair.

In addition to his parents, Albie is survived by sisters, Marcy (Paul) Lepine and Crystal Lester (Joseph Ruby); and his nieces and nephews Allyssa and Nathan Lepine, Tyler Stockfield, and Travis, twins Jacob and Joshua, and twins Brayden and Brendon Lester; step-brother Matthew Ackerson; and aide and dear friend, Debbie Ostrom. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Loren and Ida Lester, and Ernest and Corinne Hagen; stepmother, Lisa Lester; as well as his aunts Betty Biviano, Doreen Lester, and Bert Curfman.

A funeral service for Albie will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, where the Rev. Richard Howard will officiate. Friends are invited to call on Tuesday at the funeral home from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Contributions in Albie’s memory may be made to the Impact Project, 4 Clinton St., Greene, NY 13778, or the the Chenango SPCA, 6160 County Rd. 32, Norwich. NY 13815, or to a canine service organization of one’s choice.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    When
    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    Location
    Wilson Funeral Home
    Address
    68 South Broad Street
    NORWICH, NY 13815
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  • Service

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 | 6:30pm
    When
    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 6:30pm
    Location
    Wilson Funeral Home
    Address
    68 South Broad Street
    NORWICH, NY 13815
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Richard Howard

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Anna M Ward

Posted at 07:17pm
We will all miss Albie so much. Albie had a lot to teach us able bodied people. He had a very difficult life but made the most of it. He had a strong personality and could tell you without words how he was feeling, and also how he felt about what we recommended. He was not shy about disagreeing with me. He was also a joker and loved to laugh, which he did frequently. He also was fond of chasing Becky with his wheelchair. Life won’t be the same for us without the regular Albie visits, and I’m sure that your family is left with a big emptiness. Albie was so fortunate to have Sharon as his major advocate, and I can’t imagine the void that his death brings to all of you. We will never forget him.
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607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
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607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
Email: wilsonfhny@gmail.com
607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
Email: wilsonfhny@gmail.com
607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
Email: wilsonfhny@gmail.com
607-336-3993 Wilson Funeral Home
68 South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
Email: wilsonfhny@gmail.com