Alberta I. Stapleton, 86, of Melbourne died Tuesday (2/25) in a local nursing home. A native of York, PA, she came to the Eau Gallie in Aug, 1958. Alberta had been a kindergarten teacher at Meadowlane for many years before becoming a technician for Harris Corporation and worked in several areas before her retirement. She enjoyed reading and doing ceramics.
Preceded in death by a daughter: Anita; she is survived by her husband of 63 years: Bill; son: Smokey (Melinda) of W. Melbourne; daughter: Donna (Rich) Karolick of Palm Bay; sister: Ruth Gerber; grandchildren: Emilee (Eddie) Boyd, Courtney Karolick, Adam (Teea) Karolick, Erin (Corick) Allison, James Stapleton, Amanda Stapleton, Shane Tait; great-grandchildren: Natalee Boyd, Kaitlyn Boyd, and Kendyl Allison.