Lester Rollin Albert III

October 14, 1947 - July 6, 2022
Lester Rollin Albert III

Lester “Larry” Albert III, 74, of New Port Richey, FL, passed away from complications due to stage 5 kidney disease on July 6, 2022 at HCA Florida Trinity Hospital. Larry passed peacefully as his brother played Bob Dylan, “I Shall Be Released” at his bedside.

Born in Susquehanna, PA and raised in Syracuse, NT and Ramsey, NJ, he graduated from Ramsey High School in New Jersey. He went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Penn State University. Larry Considered himself a writer first and foremost. He wrote poetry his entire life. He also had freelance articles published and had shifted his focus to short, one act plays in his later life, having one play, Two Letters to Emily, produced by the Gulfport Community Players. A self described free spirit, Larry required a variety of jobs and occupations in order to secure the legal tender to support his avocation. From construction worker, campus ambulance driver, cable tv sales, his own business, Don Juan Imports, AAA membership representative, Dan’s Fans, and lastly supervisor of TLC Wheelchair Transport. Larry truly was one of a kind. Like one of his writer heroes, Jack Kerouac, he frequented Beaux Arts in Pinellas Park in the 70s and 80s. He played in the K-Swiss Tennis League in the 90s and 2000s. He loved Muhammad Ali and close 4th quarter football games, always rooting for overtime.

Larry was a sensitive soul. He loved his family and his pets. Many of his poems and other writings were based on his experiences with family, friends, dogs, cats and even a fish! His apartment was a gigantic collage. A Salvador Dali plastered with photos of his beloved mother, whom he cared for and his cat. An old unfinished portrait of George Washington, somehow obtained from his grandparents home, surrounded by photos of aunts and uncles and cousins. The ghosts of man’s best friend peer down from every possible angle. This writer and his wife are seen on every wall and Bob Dylan’s image is prominent throughout. On the bookshelf, Herman Hesse snuggles up against Dylan Thomas with Edward Albee lying beside them. To enter that apartment was to enter Larry’s life and loves.

Larry is survived by his mother, Vermell Albert, and cat, Little Kitty. He is also survived by his brother; Richard “Rick” Albert an sister-in-law; Ikue Albert. He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Albert Jr., and his canine sons, Little and Freeway.

A small family memorial will be held in the future at a place and date to be determined. Memorial donations can be made in Larry’s honor to the SPCA of New Port Richey located at 7734 Congress St. New Port Richey, FL 34653 or by calling 727-849-1048.

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  • August 12, 2022
    Kathleen Campbell says:
    Larry and I lived in Ramsey, New Jersey when we were in high school back in 1966. We both graduated and went our separate ways. I never forgot Larry and 50 years later I was determined to find him, and I did - we both living in Florida he on the west coast and me on the east coast. We reconnected and had as much fun as we had back in 1966. I will miss him.

  • August 12, 2022
    Kathleen Campbell says:
    Larry and I met and dated in high school back in 1966 from Ramsey New Jersey. As we both graduated, we went our separate ways but throughout the years I never forgot him. So, one day, not knowing where he lived in the US I investigated and took me months to find him. I was working full time but took the time at home to figure where he might be located. We met almost 40 years later coming to find out we both lived in Florida - he on the west coast and me on the east coast. We re-connected and had as much fun as we had in high school. I'm so glad I met him again.

  • August 04, 2022
    Alexandra Kales says:
    We usually saw Larry with his sweet mother. He was always smiling and had something interesting to say. He and his mother will be missed. Our condolences to Richard and family.

  • July 28, 2022
    Lindy Transue says:
    Larry was a great guy with a big smile and a kind heart. He was an admirable son, honest, and good. I always enjoyed listening to the stories about the many adventures that he had throughout his life. Rest peacefully Larry. You will be missed.

  • July 25, 2022
    Rick Albert says:
    I thought I had captured most everthing but failed to acknowledge the lovely faces of past loves. "Photos of lost loves pop up in every nook and graniee." If Linda from Motreal should come across this, you were forever in his heart and soul.

  • July 23, 2022
    Bob Testo says:
    Larry, you’ll be missed by many. Truly a remarkable soul. Our condolences to his family and friends. God Bless

  • July 23, 2022
    Stephen McCrudden says:
    He was my roommate ambulance driver at Penn State and friend for life. He was pretty crazy 🤪 but I always loved him dearly. Last saw him in NYC after he broke his arm skiing. I picked him up from the Peter Pan bus. That was fitting. He never grew up! 💕 rest 😴 in peace friend.