Albert Michael Scara, Jr., 57, New Smyrna Beach, died Monday, December 14, 2009 with his family and friends by his side. A celebration of his life will be held 3:00 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2009 at the Baldwin Brothers Heritage Chapel, 1 N. Causeway, New Smyrna Beach. A gathering will take place from 2:15 p.m. until service time. Albert was born June 17, 1952 in Jersey City, NJ. He was a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and worked for Atlantic Richfield, Conoco Phillips and Polar Tankers for many years. Albert's most recent employment was with Seacor Corp serving as a Port Captain and was a member of the Atlantic Marine Officer's Association (AMOA). Albert loved the sea. When we look out over the ocean's horizon we will always see our dad and brother. Albert also enjoyed fishing, the Giants, the Yankees, the Florida Gators and was a phenomenal cook. In 1999 Albert and his family moved to New Smyrna Beach from Sea Girt, NJ and on September 28, 2001 his beloved wife, Patricia succumbed to breast cancer. He is survived by his loving children, Jenna and her husband, Philip Cranwell, Asbury, NJ, Kyle and Albert, III both of New Smyrna Beach; two granddaughters, Rea Lynn & Lauren Elizabeth Cranwell and grandson to be born, Philip James Cranwell, Jr.; sister, Susan and her husband, Kenneth Koch, Sea Girt, NJ; and brothers, Michael and his wife, Judith, Westlake Village, CA and Robert Scara. Albert is also survived by many good friends in the New Smyrna Beach community. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Florida Hospital Hospice Care, 770 W. Granda Blvd. Suite 304, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. To share a memory with the family go to www.BaldwinCremation.com.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Dec. 16, 2009