Albert Joseph Sgro
Ocean Pines—Albert Joseph Sgro, of Ocean Pines, MD, a retired Baltimore County educator, passed away suddenly on January 6, 2013, after a brief illness.
Mr. Sgro was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, on June 3, 1925, and was one of eleven children. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Graziano Sgro, and three sisters: Ann Nastasi, Florence Marshall, and Catherine Shimmel, along with nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Mr. Sgro served in the Navy during World War II
at the headquarters of Admiral Chester Nimitz. After the war, he graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Sgro was a highly respected educator in Baltimore County Public Schools for 27 years, serving as a teacher, department chair, assistant principal, and principal. After his retirement from Baltimore County Public Schools, Mr. Sgro had successful careers as a real estate counselor at Grempler Realty, and as an employment administrator at Martin Marietta Aerospace.
However, he never really retired as he kept active at his church, St. John Neumann Catholic Church, and served in many capacities. He was also active in the community, and was the 2011 award winner of the Shore Dispatch's Charitable Souls Campaign for "being on the front lines" of charity work. In addition, Mr. Sgro received the Order of Merit from the Diocese of Wilmington in October 2007, in recognition of outstanding service to the diocese.
Mr. Sgro also worked hard to "care for" his extended family as needed, and "spoiled" his many nieces and nephews wonderfully. Uncle Albert will be missed sorely by his large, extended family.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 2:00 P. M. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. John Neumann Catholic Church, and designated for the most Blessed Sacrament School Scholarship Fund. The Church address is 11211 Beauchamp Road, Berlin, MD 21811. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.