Gerda Alberte

Gerda B. Alberte

Gerda B. Alberte

Gerda Alberte was born in Hamburg, Germany on 07-30-1924.  She was one of three siblings, Herbert Noack and Maria Glaeser, both from Hamburg and preceded her in death. 

She was trained in photography and worked as a photo-lab technician her entire career.  In 1946 she and her husband, Clemenz welcomed the arrival of their son, Gernot.  Losing Clemenz to a fatal cancer just a few years after, she continued her career and her new role as a single mother.  In 1959 Gerda and her son moved to Keflavik, Iceland where she contracted for the position of manager for the photo shop of the U.S. Army base in Keflavik.  Here she met Frank A. Alberte, a career U.S. Navy man, who was destined to become Gerda’s loving and devoted husband for the next 47 years. 

Gerda & Frank Alberte

Gerda & Frank Alberte

In 1962 all moved to Old Bridge, N.J. where they celebrated the birth of their son, Frank in 1963.  Gerda relinquished her career with arrival of son, Frank to assume the responsibilities of a loving and devoted wife, mother and homemaker.  The loss of her beloved husband, Frank in March 2009 certainly had a great part in her hastened passing on 11-05-09.  Gerda was an intelligent “common-sense” person, hard-working with a huge capacity for love and humor.  Her honesty and generosity were uncompromised. 
She will be forever loved and missed by her sons, Frank D. Alberte and Gernot Kraft, his wife Dolores and grandson Gernot Kraft, Jr., loving sister-in-law, Lois Bachonski and family in N.J. and many friends and relatives both here and in Germany.

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