Willis Albert Setzer, Sr.
Aunt Patricia, I just found out from Mark that Uncle Albert passed away. My memories are filled with all the times my mom and dad would go to your house and play Canasta; even those nights sitting on the porch and stripping wire. When we get ready to go home he would always say, “don't take any wooden nickles”, but then he'd turn around and give me one if he had one. When my dad passed, it was Uncle Albert and Uncle Preston that helped me stand strong at my dad's funeral. Just seeing them there made me feel good. Uncle Albert made it known to me that day how much my dad was a brother to him and how he loved him. Dad loved him as a brother also and always had funny and good things to say. The stories Uncle Albert could tell where unforgettable, he'd always say to my dad..."Remember Johnny Remember", then start laughing in that one of a kind laugh. He'd tell stories about Norview, and how the Princess Anne boys would come here and start trouble; the PA boys would throw full bottles of Soda at them, they would drink the soda and throw the empty bottles back. He would always tell me how his dad found my dad wandering around the piers when he was a young man and brought him home, starting a forever kinship with the Sezter family. Stories like that I will always remember. Even though I was young I remember when Uncle Albert came home from Vietnam and you lived in the apartments on Norview Ave. I still have his green army hat he gave me when he came home. He loved his sports, NASCAR, football - first the Redskins then the Packers, oh how he would jump and fuss, rubbing his hands together, standing up then sitting down and then get excited during those games. I think that's where I got that from. I remember when your kids were born and how he always had a glowing smile when he talked about them. The years passed by too fast and it seemed for some reason distance came between our families and I did not get by to say hello like I should have; Aunt Patricia, I just want to let you know that, Uncle Albert and you have always been family to me and that will never change. I am really sorry I missed Uncle Albert's funeral, I should have been there but I did not know. Aunt Patricia my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you . . . Aunt June, Aunt Marie, Uncle Carl, Uncle Herbert, Uncle Preston and your families also.
Love and Memories,
I will always remember my grandpa, or dada as all the grand kids called him as the loving, caring, do anything for you grandfather. I just want to say that there are so many memories with him that I will never forget. He would always tell me Sarah don't take any wooden nickels everyday before I walked to the school bus stop and we would both smile. He had this way of telling me something and me being gullible I would believe it. Like Sarah there looking for you. I would say who. He would say the squirrels they think your nuts. I would of course fall for it every time and we would both laugh and laugh. I would also ask him what are you doing? He would say playing tiddlywinks. I would ask what is that? He would never tell me what it was just that he was playing it. He was the only person that would tickle my elbow just to tease and make me get upset while he stood there laughing. I tried to do it back and it never bothered him. I will never forget any of the jokes and stories that he would tell me from him growing up with his brothers and sisters to being in the war. I will always remember him to be the best grandfather that I have ever known. He always put and would do anything for my grandmother or nana as we call her, his three children my mom Nancy, my uncle Willis, uncle Michael Sr and us 6 grandchildren Michael Jr., myself, Kali, Aaron, Jacob, Cooper and his 2 great grand kids Riyan and Tyler before himself. I just hope everyone remembers him as I did. A great man, a man who made us smile, made us laugh and showed love to all of us. I feel like the luckiest granddaughter ever to have had him as my grandpa. I love you and will always be thinking of my best friend, dada.
I only got to meet Mr. Setzer a couple of times, however I have heard many great things about him. Qualities of honesty and loyalty, being a loving Husband and Father and putting his family above all else come to mind. I wish I had been afforded the opportunity to know Mr. Setzer the way others have. While he may be gone physically he will always live on through his wife and children and be remembered throughout the lives of the people he has touched.
Aunt patricia nancy willis and michael my heart is filled with sadness on the loss of uncle albert. My dad enjoyed the days watching nascar and football with him. We are all here for you if you need us. We love you all so much. Rest in peace my beloved uncle. You will never be forgotten
We will miss Albert. I am recalling many good times when we were younger.Always thought what a great guy!
Patricia, and Family our prayers are with you all.
Love, Virnel and Dennis (Radcliff, Kentucky)