Obituary : Albert F. Premo Jr.
Albert F. Premo Jr. of Oak Bluffs died on November 30, at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Al loved fishing, and in the early 1980s discovered the wonderful fishing on Martha's Vineyard. For the next several years he vacationed with his family here and eventually moved here permanently in 1989. He loved spending his winters in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for both the warmth and to be near his son.
Al was a familiar figure on Martha's Vineyard, marching in all the various parades each year. He was active in the American Legion, an active member of the Surfcasters Association, and enjoyed attending the Soiree Francaise. Everybody recognized his red jeep driving around looking for good fishing spots.
Albert Premo was born in Springfield to Albert F. and Estelle Premo, on October 27, 1932. He grew up in Wales. At the age of 16, he attended the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Upon leaving the Naval Academy, he was drafted and spent two years in the Army. He then went on to earn a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a master's degree from New York University, and a doctorate from Sussex College of Technology.
In 1962, he met and married Evelyn M. (Schwabauer) Premo, and they raised two children together. In 1970, he and his family moved to the Washington D.C. area, where he worked for the Department of the Navy for the next 17 years as an electrical engineer.
He is survived by his former wife, Evelyn Premo, who was selflessly by his side in his final days; and by his son, Steve Premo, and daughter-in-law, Karen, of Fort Mill, S.C.; a daughter, Susan Dostal, and son-in-law, Skip, of Vineyard Haven; three grandchildren, Lauren, Kyle, and Julia Dostal, all of Vineyard Haven; a sister, Alberta Sebolt, and brother-in-law, Al George, of Wales; a sister, Catherine, and brother-in-law, Patrick Haley, of Brimfield; two nephews, Patrick Haley of Brimfield and Christopher Sebolt of Oxford; two nieces, Kathleen Haley and Margaret Haley, both of Brimfield.
Mr. Premo was buried in a private ceremony and will be remembered at a memorial service on the Island at a date to be announced later.
Donations in his name may be made to the Tisbury Senior Center or the Disabled American Veterans organization.