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Hortensia Albertini Obituary
ALBERTINI, HORTENSIA; of Birmingham; October 4, 1947 to June 11, 2013. Hortensia was born October 4, 1947 in Havana, Cuba. She was the daughter of Jose Barandiaran and Hortensia Meneses Diaz-Albertini. Hortensia is survived by her only daughter, Lisette (Palicio) Poletes; her son-in-law, George Poletes; and her grandson, James Poletes of Okemos, MI; brothers Billy (Isabel), Pepito; and sister, Annie (Mike); and her nieces and nephews, Miriam, Raul, Alexandra, Adrian, Jason, Christopher and Jacqui. She was predeceased by her parents; and her sister, Maria Elena Muller. She is also survived by her soul mate, Mr. Kim Raymond; his children, Blake (Jaclyn), Amy (Brady); and grandchildren, Jeremiah, Skylar, Madison, Hailey and Riley. In addition, Hortensia is survived by her beloved dogs, Chloe, Karley, Kingston, Sophie and Sadie. Hortensia was an entrepreneur, an educator, and a philanthropist. In 1979 she started her own home-based company with just a phone and a filing cabinet. Her passion and dedication to teaching students Spanish, her native language, helped her business grow to international heights as one of the leading training, translations and expatriate services companies in the world for nearly 35 years. She was also a community activist in the fight against breast cancer. As a survivor herself, she supported Beaumont Hospital's Clinical Trials and volunteered in the Oncology division to educate patients and caregivers on the benefits of these treatments. She was an avid lover of animals, and supported organizations such as the Michigan Humane Society. Hortensia was a passionate and loving person whose positive energy could light up a room. She loved people and held an open heart to everyone she met. Friends, family, colleagues, clients and students may come celebrate the life of Hortensia on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at The Congregational Church of Birmingham with Reverend Louise R. Ott officiating, 1000 Cranbrook Road, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304 with a reception immediately following. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to
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Published in The Oakland Press on June 16, 2013
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