Inger Albert-Bartolotta, 88, died peacefully in La Mesa, CA, on May 3, 2013. Inger was born in Germany in 1925 and immigrated to New York City at 4 years old. She lived in Astoria, Queens NY and Brooklyn until moving with her husband, George Albert and her two children to El Cajon in 1962. Inger's career included working as an executive secretary for the New York State Motion Picture Review Board and as a valued employee for many years at Bullock's Department Store, Fine China Department. Inger leaves behind numerous friends including members of San Diego Women's Club where she served on the Books and Views committee, of Grossmont H.S. District Gilly Girls, a retired teachers social organization, and of the Catholic Widow and Widowers of San Diego. She participated on the scholarship committee for the Area Eleven Retired Teachers Association and was active as a long time member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, El Cajon. Inger, a generous and beloved friend to many, was an avid reader, traveler, fabulous cook and gardener. She was known for her outstanding storytelling and quick wit. A great joy later in Inger's life was to be reunited with her long-lost German cousin Leo Frank and his wife Elsie. Inger was preceded in death by her first husband, George Albert, second husband James Bartolotta, and son-in-law, Geoffrey Smith. Survivors include, besides her stepsisters and relatives of her first husband in New York, daughter Christine Smith, San Diego, son Timothy Albert and wife Marina, Pisa, Italy, stepsons James, Robert, Dennis, stepdaughter Sally and their families, three grandchildren, Scott Smith, Henry Albert and Eugenio Albert. Services will be at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, El Cajon with the Rosary at 7:00 pm Thursday, May 9 and Mass at 10:30 Friday, May 10. There will be a thirty minute viewing prior to each service. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the San Diego National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) www.namisandiego.org.
Inger Frieda Albert-Bartolotta, age 88, passed away May 3, 2013 in La Mesa, CA. Inger's services will be held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church located at 2766 Navajo Rd. El Cajon, CA 92020. Vistiation will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 6:30 - 7:00 pm with Rosary at 7 pm at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. On Friday, May 10, 2013 visitation will be held from 10:00 - 10:30 am with the Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Following the Funeral Mass, Inger will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery 4470 Hilltop Dr. San Diego, CA.
Inger's services are under the direction of Goodbody Mortuary 5027 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92115. Please call Goodbody Mortuary (619) 582-1700 with any questions.