Gordon Ernest Alberti, C.L.U.|
Gordon Ernest Alberti passed away at the age of 73 due to complications of Parkinson's disease on February 6, 2014, in Bothell, WA. He was born in Seaside, OR on March 14, 1940, to Ernie and Laura Alberti. He lived most of his life in Redmond, WA.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Alberti, daughter, Susan Alberti Kenny, son-in-law, Jim Kenny, grandchildren, Alex and Sarah Kenny, sister, Dawn Alberti McNannay (Steve), and two nieces, Kristen and Jessica McNannay. He is pre-deceased by his parents and sister, Carol.
In 1958, Gordon graduated from Seaside High School where he was a pitcher on the baseball team, played the trumpet, and was the drum major. Gordon was a Seaside High baseball pitcher (team player on 1958 Seaside High Baseball State Champions and 1956 Connie Mack Pacific Coast World Series Champions). He continued as a pitcher at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. After he graduated with a B.S. degree in mathematics, Gordon entered the United States Air Force in 1962. He graduated from Officer Training School and was stationed at McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS, as a Titan II Missile Silo 1st Lieutenant from 1962-1966. While in Kansas, he met his wife, Mary Lou.
Gordon moved back to the Pacific Northwest and the Seattle area in 1966. He worked as a logger during the summers of his school years setting chokers and fire watching for his father's company, G&A Logging, in Seaside. After the military, Gordon worked for Boeing and Eddie Bauer as a computer programmer, and then he worked for Mass Mutual. Gordon earned his C.L.U. designation and spent most of his career as a life and health insurance broker.
He was a devoted and beloved family man. He also loved sports, politics, playing piano and trumpet, and talking with friends and family. He was a Charter Season Ticket Holder for the Seattle Seahawks and loved going to UW Husky football games. He loved to watch his grandchildren play sports. Gordon was also very involved with his alumni groups, both as a Seaside High Reunion Chairman and member of the Lewis and Clark College Board of Alumni.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 2:00 p.m., at Beck's Funeral Home, 405 5th Avenue S., Edmonds, WA.
Donations can be made to Seaside Kids Inc, P.O. Box 275, Seaside, OR 97138, or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Please share memories with his family at www.becksfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 9 to Feb. 12, 2014