Albert A. Augustus II, of Waite Hill, died July 19, 2013. Born in Cleveland, Albert had attended both University School in Shaker Heights and Choate School in Wallingford, Conn.
Albert also received his education from The Rochester Institute of Technology, The Cleveland College of Western Reserve University and the Alexander Hamilton Institute of Modern Business.
He served in the U.S. Air Corps from 1943 through 1946.
Albert became associated with Ball, Burge and Kraus as a registered representative in 1950 and was admitted as a general partner in 1953. He was managing partner from 1964 to 1970 and senior partner from 1970 to 1973. Albert became chairman of the board of Prescott, Ball and Turbin in July 1973 as the result of the merger of Ball, Burge, Kraus and Prescott, Merrill, Turbin and Company. In 1975, he became a limited partner.
He had served on the boards or as a trustee to Robinson-Ransbottom Pottery Co., Kilroy Co. of Texas, and The Association of Stock Exchange Firms and was a member of The 50 Club of Cleveland and The Cleveland Society of Security Analysts. Albert was an honorary life member of The Greater Cleveland Council of The Boy Scouts of America, a former president, treasurer and current trustee emeritus of the Cuyahoga Valley Preservation and Scenic Railroad Association and a member of the Corporation of Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights.
In 1978, Albert ran the REVCO Marathon in four hours and 28 minutes!
He is survived by his beloved wife, Elizabeth A. Augustus (nee Hurlock). He was the dear father of Wendy A. Augustus (George Parker) of Deerfield, Ill., Ellsworth Hunt Augustus of Coral Gables, Fla., Diane H. Augustus of Moreland Hills and Linda E. Augustus of Pepper Pike; grandfather of six; and brother of Peggy Augustus of Keswick, Va.
The family prefers donations in his name be made to either The Boy Scouts of America, Greater Cleveland Council, 2241 Woodland, Cleveland, OH 44115 or The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, P.O. Box 158, Peninsula, OH 44264.
Private family graveside services will be held in Waite Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club, 7620 Old Mill Road, Gates Mills.