Geraldine "Gerrie" Albert, age 78, of Brighton Heights, died Sunday, November 8, 2020, at her family home on Neville Island.
Gerrie was born September 18, 1942, in Butler, Pennsylvania, to Alfred and Regina (Murray) Riesmeyer.
She was a Registered Nurse and worked at many medical facilities in the Pittsburgh area including St. Francis Hospital and Ohio Valley Hospital where she helped deliver many of her beloved grandchildren.
Gerrie was a proud and active supporter of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer and other noble causes. She was strong-willed, determined, and family oriented, and she enjoyed spending time with family more than anything--her family was everything to her.
She is preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Regina Riesmeyer; brothers Fred Riesmeyer, Dan Riesmeyer, and Charlie Riesmeyer; as well as her oldest son, Richard Albert.
Gerrie is survived by her children, Kelly Yoder (Bob), Patrick Albert, and Shannon Pellegrino (Jerry); as well as 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren with 1 on the way; her siblings, Phoebe Riesmeyer, John Riesmeyer (Dorothy), Michael Riesmeyer (Carol), Patricia Kies (Roger), Frances Mazur (Mike), and Richard Riesmeyer (Lisa); and a multitude of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Private services and interment at Penn Forest Natural Burial Park in Verona.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to Alex's Lemonade Stand, American Cancer Society, or Humane Animal Rescue.
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American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Humane Animal Rescue
Donations Dept., 926 Hamilton Avenue., Pittsburgh PA 15208
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
111 Presidential Blvd., Suite 203, Bala Cynwyd PA 19004