||ALBERT SCARTZ, Industrial Arts
West Virginian, Fairmont, West Virginia, January 24, 2013
Albert C. Scartz, 89, of Tamarac, Florida, died peacefully at his home with family
and friends at his side Saturday (January 12, 2013).
Albert was born January 7, 1924, near Chiefton, West Virginia, to Italian immigrant
parents James and Caroline Scartz.
Albert was the youngest in a family of 12 children. The names of his siblings who all
preceded him in death are: Mary, Anna, Martha, Harold, Francis, Carl, Julia, Thelma,
Dominick, Virginia and Eugene.
Albert grew up in Watson, West Virginia, and graduated from West Fairmont High School in
1942. Albert joined the Army in 1943 at the age of 19. After the war, he went
to college on the G.I. bill, earning degrees at Fairmont State at West Virginia University
and a doctorate in education at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Albert taught industrial arts at public schools in Prince William and Arlington counties.
After retiring, he and his wife traveled throughout the world learning about other
cultures and lifestyles. Albert continued to "teach" or share his
knowledge and experiences with family and close friends by scouring newspaper articles
that he thought were interesting. Most members of our large extended family received
newspaper clippings from time to time complete with notations with the important parts
Albert was a compassionate and progressive person who believed that it is each
generation's responsibility to concentrate on improving the next generation. He will
be missed by all of us, but he left us in a better place and provided us with a good
example of how we should try to live our lives.
Albert is survived by his wife and best friend of 68 years, Mayetta; and a grateful son,
Larry and his wife Rita. He has four surviving grandchildren, Larry
"Buddy" and wife Barbara, Thomas, Jennifer and her husband Craig, and Tiffany
and her husband David. Daniel Scartz preceded him in death in 2006. He also
has six great-grandchildren, Katie and her husband Nick, Jennifer, Brittany, Neil
"Tre", Caroline and Grace.
The family requests that any expression of sympathy be a donation to a charity of your