Obituary of Albert deSciora
Albert C deSciora, Compassionate, Loyal and Devoted Husband and Father passed away peacefully on Sept 14, 2018 at his daughters' home in Pennsylvania after a long illness.
Born in Chicago, Illinois on March 11, 1929, he was the second son born to Edward deSciora and Mary (Verdini) deSciora. He grew up in Brooklyn NY and during WWII lived in Westwood NJ. He attended Trinity High School and would return to Brooklyn after he graduated. He would meet his future wife Leonarda Stanisci while working in Manhattan NY. They would be married in 1953 at St. Mark's Church in Sheepshead Bay NY. They would move to Lynbrook in 1966 with their 1st child Leonora and then welcomed another girl Linda, 2 years later. He had lived in that same home up to a month before the time of his passing.
Albert was am extremely hardworking man that instilled the value of a strong work ethic to his two daughters. He began his career in Manhattan at Bonds clothing stores, menswear division and then moved to Metasco on 5th Avenue as an importer and salesman of fine china. He spent time in Japan touring the china factories and opening the doors for the wares to be brought onto the American marketplace. After Metasco closed, he wanted more time at home with his family instead of traveling into Manhattan, he had the opportunity open his own business, The Cheese Chalet in Hewlett NY. Upon the stores closing, Albert began working at Steinbrook Lumber Company in the heart of Lynbrook, where he became affectionately known as "Big Al". It would be a name that would follow him for many years. Never one to sit idly by he worked for Lynbrook School District after his retirement. A very devout Catholic, Albert was an active member of St. Josephs RC Church in Hewlett NY.
He is survived by his two daughters, Leonora deSciora Norman Finer and Linda deSciora Wagner (Mark) along with 8 grandchildren, Anthony (Megan), Angela (Christopher), Marisa (Jeff), Catherine (Allison), Nicholas (Sarah), Nathaniel, Thomas and Christian and has 3 Great Grandchildren, Lily, Nora and Christopher Scott III. He is also survived by his eldest brother Edward deSciora (Susan) along with many Nephews and Nieces.
Albert was an avid sports fan from his youth. He played basketball in High School and the love of the sport would follow him throughout his life. He enjoyed watching college basketball and football, and truly was caught up yearly in "March Madness". The Giants and the Mets were two favorite sports teams of his, but he followed it all. He also had an extremely giving heart and supported a great many charities having had a deep conviction for religious causes.