George Leon Alber, age 77 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Sunday, November 28, 2010 at St. Marys Health Center.
Leon was born June 22, 1933 in Edina, Mo., the son of Louis A. and M. Thelma Luke Alber. He was married on May 7, 1955 in Jefferson City, Mo. to Leona G. Schmidt who preceded him in death on October 12, 1990.
A life long resident of the Central Missouri area, Leon graduated from Edina High School, Edina, Mo.
He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and later served in the Missouri Army National Guard.
Leon was a car salesman with Riley Chevrolet for many years. He also owned and operated the Ecco Lounge and the Cove Restaurant and Bar on Sunset Lake for several years.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church; a member of the Knights of Columbus; the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 2693; and a member of the American Legion, Roscoe Enloe Post 5.
Survivors include: two daughters, Christine Finch and her husband Greg of San Diego, California and Leanne M. Pecher of Holts Summit, Mo.; one son, Louis M. Alber and his wife Darla of Jefferson City, Mo.; one brother, Charles Alber and his wife Peggy of Kahoka, Missouri; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and one son, Kent Alber.
A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted at 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Church with Monsignor David Cox and the Reverend Thomas Alber concelebrating. Graveside services and entombment with military honors were conducted at the Mausoleum of Resurrection Cemetery.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com