Joseph Albaum

Joseph D. Albaum

Monday, March 18th, 1940 - Friday, October 2nd, 2020
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Joseph D. Albaum
A lifelong New Yorker, he was born in Queens in 1940 and baptized at Holy Child Jesus Parish in Richmond Hill, later living in Hastings and Yonkers before settling in Pleasantville. He enlisted in the US Army in 1961 shortly before receiving his draft notice and served as an aircraft mechanic in Vietnam in 1963 and 1964. His love of tinkering with and fixing things lasted throughout his life; he took great pride in working on his cars and handling any needed home repairs, and he never met a broken appliance he didn’t want to take apart and rebuild. He worked at Kraft/General Foods for his entire career and holds several patents related to food chemistry. He enjoyed tennis and golf, biking and skiing, Jones Beach, Robert Moses State Park, and spending decades of summer vacations at Cape Cod or the Jersey Shore with his kids and grandkids. He battled Parkinson’s tenaciously for 18 years, forging ahead with each new challenge the disease brought him by maintaining the mental attitude that he was not sick, and he was willing to try any experimental treatment that might turn back the clock on his symptoms.
He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Anne Albaum, and his older sister, Joanne, who died earlier this year. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Ann, who was his devoted caretaker for the last few years of his life, a daughter, Lee, and her husband, Ed Crowley, a son, Gary, and his wife, Tara, and 5 grandchildren, Hannah, Cavan, and Matt Crowley, and Jonathan and Katie Albaum as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Beecher Flooks Funeral Home
    418 Bedford Road
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 12:30pm
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 12:30pm
    Holy Innocents R.C. Church
    431 Bedford Road
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    Father Luke Hoyt, O.P.
  • Interment

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 1:30pm
    All Souls Cemetery
    Sunnyside Avenue and Marble Avenue
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Mike Luci and family and The Frees and Van Loo Family sent flowers to the family of Joseph D. Albaum.
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Ross Ginsberg and Nina Lempert

Posted at 07:36pm
To the entire family,

Please accept our most heart felt condolences for the loss of a good man who had a life well-lived.

Ross and Nina

Mike Luci and family

Posted at 01:05pm
You will be in our hearts and thoughts and prayers always . Watch over us. Love alwats
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Posted at 07:04pm
Dear Gary, Tara, & the Albaum Family. Sending our love, thoughts and prayers to you at this time. With heartfelt Condolences.
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Posted at 10:54am
From the Pisano Family,Antoinette,
Joseph,Douglas,Brian,Mark,Elizabeth,Cathy,and Annmarie
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Judy Wrucke

Posted at 11:26am
Dear Mary Ann, Lee, & Gary,
I just heard from Katie about Joe’s Passing. I am truly shocked and saddened as I didn’t know he was so ill. Many years ago John (who you knew as Jack!) was so excited for me to meet his best friend and proud that Joe was going to be Best Man at our wedding. I look back now on those memories with gratitude getting to know both you, Mary Ann, and Joe better while having our children. I know memories may hurt at a time like this, or help. I hope they help.
Love, Judy Maher Wrucke

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