Jack Albertson

On May 13, 2016, former Southold resident Jack Albertson of Roswell, Ga., passed away peacefully in his home at 64 years old.

Jack was the founder of Albertson Financial, where he provided thousands of families with financial security in retirement. As an active seminar leader with Landmark Education, he offered a lifetime of possibilities to anyone fortunate enough to attend his classes.

Since 1988, Jack was an Atlanta Hawks season ticket holder. He stood faithfully by his team through every season over the last almost 30 years and could often be heard offering the most poignant of coaching advice from just behind the bench. An athlete for most of his life, he loved playing basketball and tennis and spent much of his younger years racing stock cars, attaining a driving habit he never quite outgrew as made evident by his copious donations to Roswell City in the form of paid speeding tickets.

Above all, Jack had an enormous love for his friends and family and a spirit of generosity that was evident to everyone who knew or just briefly met him.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa; his three children, Jennifer, Jill, and John; his three stepchildren, Zachary, Lauren, and Sophia; his ex-wife, Carol; his two grandchildren, Emery and Davis; his sister, Jane, and brother-in-law, Rob; his mother, Alice, and stepfather, Joe; his father, Albert, and stepmother, Carol; and family pets Kitty and Doggie Aunt Kelly.

Viewing took place May 19 at Southcare Alpharetta in Georgia. A celebration of life took place May 20 at East Cobb United Methodist Church in Marietta, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Hunger Project, a charitable organization Jack was extremely passionate about throughout his life.