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ASSOCIATION  AS THE WHEEL TURNS


in Memoriam


John ‘Nick’ Alberts Passes


John ‘Nick’ L. Alberts, born December 6, 1956, went to be with the Lord on October 2, 2018. He lived 61 incredible years on this Earth before passing. He was in the Sun City Center Hospice House surrounded by friends and family during his last days.


Nick was a kind, spirited man who always left a smile on everyone’s face. He was born to Joseph and Betty (Jes- sup) Alberts in Baltimore, Maryland. At the age of 14 he dedicated his life to his love for helping others find joy by giving himself to the carnival business. He gave 47 years of commitment to Reithoffer Shows up until his last days. He loved to entertain friends, family and strangers alike. Everyone that knew Nick knew he was a stand-up guy. He was the type of guy that if you met him once, you were considered a friend. He had an infectious personality that you couldn’t help but laugh with him, regardless of the cir- cumstances. Nick had an appreciation for fishing, playing cards, and everything Harley-Davidson related. He could be found out on one of his bikes on any given day, at the card table playing poker, or on a boat trying to catch anything that was biting. He loved spending time with family, eating his favorite food, spaghetti, and showing his true Maryland side with his affection towards tasty cakes. He went above and beyond for the people in his life and you never had to question his loyalty or friendship.


Nick leaves behind his four kids: Jerry Condo, Nick, Jor- dan and Julie Alberts, along with two grandkids: Anthony Condo and Meadow Alberts. Nick follows his parents Joe and Betty and his sister Paula Thornhill up to heaven. He was a loving father, brother and friend. He comes from a large family and is survived by his siblings Helen Thorn- hill, Larry Green, June Hitt, Joseph Alberts, Jr., Betty Kirby, Loretta Murray, Toni Nuccio, Charlene Clapper, Jeff Alberts, Doug Alberts and their families.


In lieu of flowers the family is asking for friends and family to donate to the OABA-Duke Smith Memorial Schol- arship Fund, at 1035 S. Semoran Blvd., Suite 1045, Winter Park, FL 32792. Please send donations with the description “on behalf of Nick Alberts” to allow us to create more schol- arships in Nick’s name to honor his legacy.


Nicholas Pelino Passes


Nicholas W. Pelino, age 59, of Dallas, Texas passed away September 23, 2018. Nicholas was born June 4, 1959 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania to Shirley Malee Plasynski and Nicholas C. Pelino. Nick was an owner/operator of outdoor amusement equipment. He was involved in many organizations and activities, such as OABA, SLA, Gibtown Showmen’s As-


sociation and was a NAARSO/Level II Inspector. At an early age, Nick’s love for rock and roll music developed into him becoming an avid drummer and a Harley Davidson enthu- siast. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends in Dallas and Pennsylvania. Nick was a mentor to those in his profession and many relied on him for his great problem-solving abilities.


Nicholas is survived by his wife Susie Pelino, Dallas, TX; mother Shirley Malee Plasynski, New Kensington, PA; mother-in law Beverly Steck, Dallas, TX; father Nicholas C. Pelino (Ruth), Buena Vista, CO; sister Cathy Plasynski Bayne (Sam), New Kensington, PA; brother Christopher Plasynski, Penn Hills, PA; daughter Nicole Pelino, Odessa, TX; son Michael Pelino (Christina), New Kensington, PA; son Gabriel Pelino, Dallas, TX; and son Daniel Pelino, Groton, CT. Nicholas was preceded in death by his son Dominick Pelino and his step-father Edward Plasynski. 


SUBMISSION  AS THE WHEEL TURNS Announcements or suggestions can be emailed to oaba@oaba.org


DECEMBER 2018 | OABA ShowTime Magazine  11


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