He was born Sept. 11, 1952, in Staten Island, N.Y., to Donald A. and Shirley (Tripp) Alberts Sr. Don was a graduate of Northport High School in Northport Long Island, N.Y.
Don spent 12 years as a police officer for the Monroeville Police Department and retired as a Deputy Sheriff in 2009 from the Huron County Sheriff’s Office. Don was a proud Mason and a member and Past Master of the Roby Lodge No. 534, F.&A.M., 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite, Valley of the Firelands, and was a Past District Deputy Grand Master of the 16th Masonic District, member and past president of the Widows Sons, Chapter of Overseers Motorcycle Rider Association. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, and riding his motorcycles. Don was kind and lived life on his own terms.
He is survived by one daughter, Trisha (Erik) Pearson of Setauket, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Trevor Alberts Pearson, Paige Pearson, and Jake Pearson; brother, Keith Alberts of Cleveland; sisters, Beverly (James) Krick of Norwalk, and Dawn Alberts of Cleveland; companion, Amy Szymkowiak of Toledo; niece, Amanda Krick Westcott; three nephews, Chad and Andrew Duchette, and Stephen Krick; and several great- nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and nephew, Scott A. Shuker.
Masonic Services will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Pfeil Funeral Home, Monroeville Chapel, 109 Monroe St., Monroeville, with visitation following at 4-8 p.m. A funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 66 Chapel St., Monroeville. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Monroeville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Roby Lodge No. 534, 22 Monroe St., Monroeville, OH 44847.
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