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Anne Marie Albano & Family
Anne Marie Plefka is the daughter of Donald J Plefka and Anne M Lawler. Her father's ancestry
is very complicated and is found on various parts of the "Family"
page. Her mother's ancestry can be found at
Harry Lawler &
Anne Montrym. Anne Marie's "Pedigree"
Chart is here as a starting point.
Dominick Albano is the son of Dominick Albano and Rose Radosa. Their family
tree, as far as we know it, is at
Dominick Joseph Albano IV
Anne Marie & Dom's first child
Our first grandchild
Open heart surgery at
7 mo, a St. Rita HS graduate, and a graduate from Valparaiso U. -
Basketball and baseball were favorite sports. He still finds time to
play baseball and referee basketball games. Dominick is now a
corporate financial analyst at Comcast Corp.
Sarah is the daughter of Zoltan Nagy and Penny Smith. The family
ancestry is found at
Nagy Ancestors. After a temporary job in the
business world, Sarah has entered a career teaching troubled children. She
says,"They need me".
The couple began
married life near Detroit but late in 2004 a job transfer brought them to
Chicago-land. They lived with Grandpa Don until purchasing a home
in Monee, Illinois.
In October of 2008, Sarah joined the Catholic Church and Dominick and
Grandpa Don were her sponsors. They are now a single faith family.
On November 14, 2008 Sarah gave birth to Isabella Ann at 6 pounds, 4
ounces. Our first great-grandchild. These pictures celebrate the day of
The Proud Parents
Isabella Ann Albano
Grandpa & Grandma Nagy
Zoltan & Penny
Great Grandpa with Bella - 2010
Anthony Albano Anne Marie & Dom's second child
Our second grandchild
Pictured here with
They are engaged ... watch for Fall
of 2012 for a wedding.
"Our people are our most fundamental resource. Diversity in thoughts and
actions are welcome. Individual differences are respected. We recognize
that employee contributions through teamwork and empowerment are critical
to the success of the Company. Our goal is to provide a positive
environment for our employees that encourages creativity, recognizes
innovation and rewards results."
It sounds like a great place to work and with this position Anthony seems
well ensconced in the Napa Vally of California.
In 2010 and
2011 Anthony had been employed byiTrak,
a training system for batters and
with the The SF Giants in
California. He has worked with the major league players as well as
their farm teams. It was during this period that he met Joelle Zarzana.
They are pictured in July of 2011 ar the left. At this point in their
lives it is safe to say that they are a couple.
From 2007 until 2009 Anthony played
professional baseball in the Frontier League serving on the roster of three clubs, the Windy City ThunderBolts, the River City Rascals, and the Midwest Sliders.
He has a career batting average of .268 with 14 home runs and
101 RBI. In 2008 Anthony hit .258 with eight home runs and 52
RBI. He also finished third in the league with 29 doubles.
In the fall of 2006 he had the position of
assistant coach at Robert Morris College to assist in their 2006 fall and
2007 Spring seasons.
In 2006 Anthony graduated from Florida Atlantic University.
Graduated from Bro. Rice High School where he excelled on the Baseball
team. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins but chose to accept a Baseball
scholarship to Evansville University in Indiana. After two years
there, he received his release and transferred to Florida Atlantic
University in Boca Raton, Florida. In 04-05 he was put on the
disabled list due to a shoulder injury.
He has played Summer baseball with various teams including two seasons
with the Quincy Gems.
Congratulations Marc. You find yourself in a distinguished group of people.
Marc with the Southern Illinois Miners
Marc Albano Anne Marie & Dom's third child
Our third grandchild
In 2011, Marc
is employed by a firm that manages contracts for over the road shipping.
His job is to approve payments between the shippers and the truckers and
his title is Transportation Audit Analyst.
If a job needs doing, Marc is doing it. He loves basketball but baseball
is his sport. Marc Graduated from Brother Rice High School in 2002. He
was a member of the Varsity Baseball team.
He attended Moraine Valley Community College in 03 & 04 getting his
associates degree while enjoying baseball as his sport.
In 2005 he was recruited by several major colleges and selected
College to continue his studies under a generous scholarship. He
attended classes at the Orland Park campus as he continued to play
After graduating Marc continued playing and coaching baseball wherever he
could while submitting job applications in a very competitive market. In
October of 2008 he landed a position as a management trainee at Menards. But
that wasn't his cup of tea and he left after about a year.
In 2010 Marc went with the Southern Illinois Miners, and followed in
Anthony's footsteps as a minor league player in the Frontier League. Later
he was cut as a player but stayed on, employed as their bullpen catcher,
traveling with the team and loving it.
Joe Albano Anne Marie & Dom's fourth child
Our fifth grandchild
In March of 2011 Joe went to work for
. He has become "The Candy Man" serving
customer in the South East section of Chicago.
He took to it like a fish to water or more like
a child to candy and he loves the job. It is a
family owned company and he has been welcomed as
one of the family.
graduated from Robert Morris University of
Illinois with honors in the spring of
2010, having earned his bachelor's degree. He
had a part time job in shoe sales as he
continues to play baseball with the
who play in the Chicago
Suburban Baseball League.
Both Anthony and Marc have also played with this
team as well as participating as coaches.
Joe was a
stand-out catcher for the Brother Rice
Crusaders and graduated from High school in