Albert James Himes Sr., 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, January 1, 2012.
He was born in San Francisco, CA and had two siblings Flo and Kathy. He graduated six months early from Sequoia High School, Redwood City in order to join the U.S Navy. He served during WWII from 1943 to 1946. After his service with the Navy he returned home to Palo Alto. In 1946, Albert married Mary Adams and they had three sons, James, Steven and Thomas.
Al worked in the retail clothing business for more than fifty years. He was the manager of the clothing stores Roos Atkins and Levi Brothers. He was the “STAR” salesperson at Widemans, in Palo Alto until he retired. After his retirement from the retail business he worked at the Stanford Hotel in Menlo Park. He always wanted to be busy.
Albert loved to ride his bike for exercise. He rode his bike to the Peninsula Creamery on High St. in Palo Alto every day to meet friends for lunch until he was unable to do so due to his illness of Parkinson. In January 2010 due to his health he moved to Manteca, CA to be closer to family.
He is survived by his two sons; Jim, Steve, six grandchildren, Angela, Rachelle, Thomas, Sarah, Abby, Emily and three great grandchildren, Jose, Logan, Dylan and his younger sister Kathy.
Albert will be missed by all, but he now joins his beloved wife Mary and son Thomas.
He loved people and they loved him. He was a “Star” and what better day to depart this world and enter into heaven than on the biggest celebration day of the year, “New Years Day”.
He will always shine.A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday January 28, 2012 at 11:00am at Saint Patrick’s Church, 19399 E. Hwy 120, Ripon, California 95336.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, January 12, 2012