Mr. Peter F. Albi, 95, of Amelia Island passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Osprey Village after a lengthy illness.
Born in Denver, Colorado, he was a son of the late Fred P. and Michelina Cortese Albi. Educated in the schools of Denver, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1943. He served his country during World War II and was discharged in 1946 after the war’s end.
Shortly after the end of the war Peter married his longtime sweetheart Barbara Ruth Bishop. They had known each other since their kindergarten years and would spend their lives together until Barbara’s passing in 1993.
After the war years, Mr. Albi began a long and successful career with the Gillette Company. Starting as a salesman in the Colorado area he would work his way through the ranks. His last position was as President of Gillette’s Overseas Division in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Following his retirement from Gillette, Mr. Albi would find a new opportunity and pursuit. He became Vice President of the El Mundo Media Group in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He would completely retire in 1985.
In retirement, he and his wife moved to Jacksonville and made their home in the Mission Hills area. They would live there until 1993. After Barbara’s passing, Peter moved to Osprey Village on Amelia Island.
He was a devout Catholic and member of St. Michael’s Parrish. He was active in the Knights of Columbus Council at St. Michael’s served in various capacities. His faith was paramount in his life.
He will be remembered as a wonderful husband and father who provided a warm and special home life for his wife and children.
In addition to his wife and parents, Peter was predeceased by his son, Daniel F. Albi in 2008.
He leaves behind to mourn his loss a daughter, Helen “Cathy” Albi of Esparto, California; a brother, Fred Albi and his wife, Kathy, of Post Falls, Idaho as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 with Father Briggs Hurley, Celebrant.
Peter will be laid to rest with his wife, Barbara, at Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado at a later date.