Augustus Alby, 66
Augustus "Augie" Alby, 66, of Cass Lake, died Friday, March 3, 2006, at his home. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cass Lake with the Rev. Anselm Thevarkunnel officiating. Pallbearers will be Roger Tea...
Augustus "Augie" Alby, 66, of Cass Lake, died Friday, March 3, 2006, at his home.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cass Lake with the Rev. Anselm Thevarkunnel officiating.
Pallbearers will be Roger Teal, Frank Homer, John Homer, Charles Goss, Robert Harriett and Kenny Wittner.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Anthony and Matthew McCarty, and his stepgrandchildren, Andrea, Jennifer, Cassie, Amber, Brittany, Brooke, Courtney, Meagan, Melissa, Isabella, Olivia, Colby, Cade, Chloe and Cullen.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the church and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are with Cease Family Funeral Home in Cass Lake.
He was born March 29, 1939, to Frank and Susan (Natoli) Alby in Cortland, N.Y. He was raised and educated in Cortland. After he finished high school, he spent some time in Milwaukee, Wis., working for his father and attending school. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1961 and served for some years in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1964. He began his career working as a stockbroker for Salomen, Smith and Barney in Syracuse, N.Y. He was later transferred to New Orleans, where he lived and worked for 30 years. He retired in 2001.
He married Marion Peterson Homer Dec. 22, 2001, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cass Lake. They moved to rural Cass Lake shortly afterward.
He enjoyed golf, bowling and karate, earning a black belt at age 60. He was a man of great faith who inspired others.
He is survived by his wife; daughters, Katrina McCarty of Gulfport, Miss., and Terrie Alby of Albany, Ga.; step-children, Frank (Netti) Homer of Bemidji, April (Robert) Harriet of Elmwood Park, Ill., Cheryl (Roger Teal) of Cass Lake, John (Stephanie) Homer of Cold Springs, Minn.; and Darlene (Ted) Shew of Houston, Texas; two grandsons; and 15 stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Juanita (Stone) Alby; and his aunt.
Memorials are preferred to hospice.