Albert Nathanial Schieber

July 26, 1923 ~ January 15, 2019 (age 95)

Albert Nathanial Schieber, age 95, of Clearwater, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. He was born on 26 July 1923 in New York, New York. He loved airplanes (with a passion) from his early years in New York City where he built model airplanes and flew them with his friends. This led to him attending a special aviation high school and eventually becoming a B-29 engine mechanic in the US Army Air Corp in WW2 and was stationed in the South Pacific on the islands of Iwo Jima, Saipan, and Tinian. After WW2 Albert (Al) got a job as an engine mechanic with American Overseas Airlines and moved his wife and infant son from New York City to Gander, Newfoundland. He was a family man and his three daughters were born here. He enjoyed life in this sleepy small town. He found another passion there, salmon and trout fishing and loved to fish on the Gander River. American Overseas pulled out of Gander around 1960 and Al went to work for Allied Aviation so he could remain in Gander. Al remained in Gander until 1969 when he moved his family to Montreal, Quebec where he worked at the International airport as a ramp supervisor for an aircraft fueling company. He had a lot of good friends there, many of them employees who worked for him and loved him. He retired in 1991 and moved to Clearwater Fl to the “Top of the World” retirement community. Al and his wife Harriet loved it there, for the first several years every day was filled with beach, walks, workouts at the gym, meeting friends etc. They took several vacations all over the US, Hawaii, and Europe. His later years were spent in a nursing home where he made the best of his situation.  Al never complained and was as tough as they come when going through the many medical procedures later in his life. He was a fountain of knowledge on WW2 and could tell war stories like no other. He was a loving father and he will be dearly missed by his family. He is survived by his loving wife Harriet; children Ken, Cynthia, Karen and Valerie; grandchildren Jeanie, Ken Jr, Christine and Brian; great grandson Malik and sister Lee. He will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell Fl on 29 Jan 2019 at 1:00PM.

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