AUSABLE CHASM — Albert R. "Bert" Montanaro III, 20, of the Old State Road, AuSable Chasm, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, when a speeding car killed him while he was running east on the Port Kent Road between AuSable Chasm and Port Kent.
He was born in Plattsburgh, Jan. 27, 1985.
Albert graduated from AuSable Valley Central School in June, 2003 and from Clinton Community College in December, 2004. He was a senior at Cortland State University majoring in criminology. Albert loved all sports and was an active participant in baseball, soccer, football, golf, tennis, pond hockey and beer pong. He aspired to become a NYS Trooper and a professional umpire. He had been an umpire in the Clinton County Youth Bureau since age 14.
He is survived by his parents, Albert R. Jr. and Nora-Autumn (Finn) Montanaro; two brothers, Thomas "Tommy" and Lawrence "Domo"; maternal grandmother (first grandchild of 14), Elizabeth Finn of Bayville, Long Island; paternal grandmother, Concetta Montanaro of Gloversville; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of fantastic friends.
Calling hours will be held Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Peru.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Church in Keeseville with Monsignor Leeward J. Poissant, pastor, celebrating.
Burial will follow in the AuSable Chasm Cemetery. A gathering will follow at The River Bend Restaurant in Keeseville.
In lieu of flowers please honor Albert's memory with a donation to an athletic scholarship to be established at the AuSable Valley High School and/or the purchase of Gideon bibles.