In Memory of

Albert

V

Gasbarra

Jr.

Obituary for Albert V Gasbarra Jr.

Albert V. Gasbarra Jr., 56, of Walden, NY, died peacefully in his home after a courageous battle with cancer, June 8, 2021.

He was born and raised in Peekskill, NY on January 28th 1965 and is predeceased by his father, Albert V. Gasbarra Sr., and his mother, Ruth Gasbarra.

Albert is survived by his wife, Tracie Gasbarra, 2 children Kerri and Anthony Gasbarra, Sisters Rosemarie Vanca, Donna Gasbarra (Billy Studd), step children Justin Zanzarella, Andrew Zanzarella, Joelle Michetti, Rosie Michetti, and 6 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He attended Peekskill school district and obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ashford University.

Throughout his life he worked as an EMT in Yonkers, NY. He served in the Army National Guard then went on to serve four tours in Iraq and retired in 2018 as Sergeant First Class after 20 years of service in the United States Army. After retiring from the Army, he acquired his dream job working with the cadets at West Point. A military man through and through, West Point was his passion and his second home.

Albert was an avid drummer and enjoyed music of the rock and roll genre. He was a family man and loved spending most of his time with his family as much as possible. A serial hugger, he always made sure no one left without a comforting hug. He frequented the Intrepid museum in New York City and took as many trips as possible with the children of the family to introduce them to our military history.

A comedic storyteller, his natural ability to make friends was a true gift and his magnetic personality could draw any stranger into a lifelong friendship. His generosity knew no limits. His smile, his laugh, and his humor will be missed by every friend and every family member. He was truly a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend.

Viewing will take Friday, June 11, 2021 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Curry & Giordano Funeral Home, 313 James St., Peekskill, NY 10566. There will be a mass service on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 9:30am at Holy Spirit Church, 1969 Crompond Rd., Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567.