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Roger J. Albert of Salem, New Hampshire passed away suddenly on January 31, 2018.
Roger was born in Shirley, MA on September 9, 1929 to the late Dominic and Amanda (Joyal) Albert. Roger was a 20 year navy retiree who attained the rank of Aviation Boatman Mate Chief Petty Officer (E9). His service to our country and the Navy was extensive, including duty on many aircraft carriers including the USS Siboney, USS Cabot, USS Leyte and the USS Constellation. Roger received numerous awards; Good Conduct, Europe Occupation Service medal, National Defense Medal and Armed Forces Expedition Medal (Cuba). After his retirement from the Navy, he was employed as a Mechanical Engineering Technician/Equipment Specialist for Catapults and arresting gear by the Naval Air Engineering center in Philadelphia, PA, The Naval Air Warfare Center in Lakehurst, NJ, and the Naval Air System Command in Washington D.C. for new construction of Nuclear Aircraft carriers, the USS Eisenhower and the USS Carl Vincent at Newport News VA. During his 43 years of Naval Service, his duties took him to most of the US Naval Carriers east and west, and most US Naval Air Fields from San Diego, Cal., Yokosuka Japan, Diego Garcia and the Philippines to install, repair test and certify the launch and recovery equipment.
Roger had a great sense of community service. While living in Stratford, NJ, he was involved in Boy Scouts, and managed and umpired little league baseball with his twin sons. Roger still found time to be a volunteer firefighter with the Stratford Fire Co. He was the engineer on the 100 foot aerial ladder truck with the rank of Lieutenant. In 1973, he was awarded Fireman of the year.
In 1993, Roger and his wife Charlotte settled in Salem, NH, moving from San Diego to be near family and friends. He was an active member of the Haverhill Seventh Day Adventist Church where he served as the head deacon and treasurer. For the last 12 years, Roger worked for Jim Massahos at RJ Getty where he continued to touch the heart and lives of everyone that met him.
Family members include his loving wife of 65 years Charlotte (Lees) Albert of Lawrence MA, his son Bruce and wife Terry of Northfield NJ, daughter Debra Davis of Salem NH, and daughter Carolyn McKinney Ashford and husband Bob of Hudson NH. Roger is predeceased by his son Brian in 1977 while serving in the U.S. Army. He is also survived by four grandchildren Shawn Albert, Scott and Ashley McKinney and Brianna Davis Caron, four great-grandchildren Liam and Emma Albert, Mariska McKinney, Natalie and Atticus Caron, and his brother Norman of Shirley, MA.
Roger was predeceased by his brother Conrad and Andre Albert.
In lieu of flowers, Roger requests memorial to be sent to: Amazing Facts (A Christian Evangelism Program) P.O. Box 1058 Roseville CA. 95678 8058.
Arrangements: There will no services; Arrangements are in care of Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079
Private family memorial will be in spring at graveside.
P.O. Box 1058, Roseville CA 95678-8058