JOHN F. ALBU, 78, passed away suddenly Sept. 7, 2015. A lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, John joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17 after attending Cathedral Latin High School. He honorably served his country and was proud to have served aboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59) on her maiden voyage. A hardworking man, he enjoyed a decades-long career as a licensed realtor while also working for The Plain Dealer for more than 30 years. At the same time, John went on to pursue a life’s goal, put on hold to raise his family, by obtaining his Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School, Cleveland State University in 1991. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1992 and spent the rest of his life in an active private practice. He enjoyed the local sports teams, fishing, and yard-scaping at home. He was an avid fan of classic movies and never grew tired of his extensive collection. John is survived by his children, John M. Albu (Amy), Carolyn D. Albu and his self-adopted daughter, Patricia G. Harris (Robin); dear granddaughter, Melanie Cox. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his family, friends, neighbors and clients. A Memorial Celebration will be held in John’s honor on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. at The Celebration Center of The Venue, 6384 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, OH 44130.