Albert John 83, of New Derry, PA died Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. Albert was born in Latrobe on October 19, 1937. He was the son of the late Fred and Anna (Mizak) John. Prior to retirement Albert was the owner/operator of the the New Derry Pool Hall. He was a member of the St. Martin Roman Catholic Church, New Derry and the former manager of the New Derry Tigers. Albert enjoyed sports especially baseball. He was a big Notre Dame and Yankee fan. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his three brothers Fred S. Jr., John “Punzo”, and Joseph John and three sisters Julia Romas, Louise Penich, and Joann Hauser. Albert is survived by his sister Dorothy DeMary of Latrobe; his care givers/nieces and nephews Kathy Hauser, Darlene LaManna and husband Sam, Dave “Fuzz” Hauser and wife Marie, Donna Davis and husband Vince, and Jeff Hauser and numerous other nieces, nephews, great-nieces , great-nephews, and friends. Family will receive friends for Albert’s Life Celebration 2-4 and 6-8PM Friday November 20, 2020 at the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA 724-694-8331. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Martin Roman Catholic Church 1PM Saturday November 21, 2020 with Reverend Salvatore R. Lamendola as celebrant. Interment will be private in the St. Martin Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.merlinfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contribution may be made in Albert’s name to St. Martin Roman Catholic Church 125 S. Ligonier St. Derry PA 15627. The family would like to give a special thanks to the Excela Health Home Health Care Nurses Kandace, Jaime, and Betsy.
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