Albie Kern | AspenTimes.com

Albie Kern

The family of Albie Kern are sad to announce his passing at the age of 85 on June 8. Albie was a longtime local of Aspen and a beloved member of the community.

Albie was a true ski bum. Even into his eighties he could be seen daily, carving turns on Aspen Mountain or sitting at his table in Bonnie’s with friends.

He also loved his cards. When one visited his office, more often than not, he could be found smoking his pipe, deep in a poker game with friends. He loved all sports, from his football days in college, to river rafting, to fly fishing the Roaring Fork, to tennis at the Smuggler Racquet Club, to windsurfing at Padre, and finally, like seemingly all aging athletes, to a love for golf with his old-time buddies.

Albie Kern was a great friend, father and husband, and he will be missed by all who knew him, especially, his wife of 48 years, Sue, his son Nick, daughter in law Christine, sister Mari Freeman, and his beloved grandchildren Benjamin and Madelaine. He was also much loved as Uncle Albie by his many nieces and nephews.

All will miss Albie’s easy going nature, sage counsel, and hearty laugh. He was a very contented man who loved his family, friends, and every minute of his life.

Celebration of his live to be announced at a later date. In the meantime, he would want everyone to get out and enjoy.


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