Albert F. Quern, Sr. died peacefully at age 97 on July 20, 2020, in Buckhead.
The beloved husband of the late Eleanor A. Quern is survived by his children and their spouses, Barbara and Herb Voyles of Buckhead, Mary Duhaime of Needham, MA, Katherine and James Frank of Savannah, Carol and Bill Tucker of Napa, CA, Theresa Wertheim of Buckhead, Albert and Kathy Jordan-Quern of Newton, MA, Frank and Jackie Quern of Norfolk, MA, James and Anne Quern of Metairie, LA, Peter and Christine Quern of Milford, MA, Bill and Sarah (Gowan) Quern of Philadelphia, PA and Peggy Quern, also of Buckhead. Married for 65 years, he was a devoted and loving father of 11 children, 21 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.
Al was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, a resident of Needham, MA for over 30 years before retiring to rural life in Georgia. He was a proud graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, class of 1944, serving during and post WWII on multiple merchant vessels rising to the rank of 1st Assistant Engineer. He was a long-time employee of Republic Steel. Albert was a lifelong learner with a passion for mechanics and science. He was an active member of the Catholic Church both as an usher for 30 years and as a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a devoted supporter of the American Red Cross having donated gallons of blood during his life span.
Due to current health concerns, memorial services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Albert’s memory may be made to the Knight of Columbus, c/o St. James Catholic Church, 562 Vine St., Madison, GA 30650