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Albert E. Steiger Jr.

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ALBERT E. STEIGER JR. Of Village of Golf, FL died Saturday. Born April 5, 1922 in Springfield, MA to parents Mabel Knight and Albert E. Steiger. He leaves his wife, Francese McCormick; son Albert E. Steiger 3rd of New York City; daughter Adele Steiger Hapcook; granddaughter, Tara Kilroy of Longmeadow, MA; brother Ralph A. Steiger of Naples, FL. His brother, Robert K. Steiger of Holyoke, MA predeceased him. Mr. Steiger attended Philips Exeter Academy and Yale University. He was 1st Lieutenant Army Airforce. He also was president and CEO of Albert Steiger Inc, a 10 store department store in Western MA for 33 years, retiring in 1992. He was president and CEO of the Albert Steiger Memorial Foundation, founded in 1922 in memory of his grandfather, Albert Steiger, founder of the Albert Steiger Enterprises. Mr. Steiger also was Director of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance and Northeast Utilities and Colebrook Corp; Chairman of the Board of Springfield Institute for Savings; Chairman of Baystate Medical Center; Director of the Chamber of Commerce; and task force member for the development of Springfield. He founded the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, which serves charities in Western Mass. He received an Honorary Degree from American International College. In addition, he was a member of the Longmeadow Country Club, the Country Club of Florida and the Ocean Club of Florida. Services will be private. Contributions can be made to the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, 1500 Main St. Springfield, MA 01115 or the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006 To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries
Published in The Palm Beach Post on July 5, 2006
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