Apr 12, 1966 - Aug 31, 2016
James Roy Herky Albert died unexpectedly at home on August 31, 2016, of an acute cardiac arrest. He was born April 12, 1966, in Eureka, California to Frank and Barbara Bush Albert. The family moved to Sacramento when he was about a year old. Following his graduation from John F. Kennedy High School, he attended Arizona Automotive Institute for two years.
For many years, Herk enjoyed helping his dad with his racing track sales and service business at the Silver Crown Races and the NARC Sprint Car Races at Calistoga and other tracks throughout Northern California. For the last few years, he has enjoyed going to the BCRA Midget Races helping Norm Rapp with his track sales, and the annual WCRAA All American Vintage Classic event at Roseville Speedway.
He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching all motor sport events, the San Diego Chargers football team, and the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. He liked to go to car shows, racer swap meets, and browse estate and garage sales looking for antique mechanic’s tools. He was a collector of sports cards, t-shirts, and hats. He also enjoyed music, reading, movies, and taking pictures. He always had his camera with him and took pictures everywhere he went.
Herk will always be remembered and greatly missed by his loving family and many friends. He will be laid to rest alongside his father, who passed away in 2012. He is survived by his mother, Barbara; his sister, Stacey and her husband, Rob Stark; his niece, Jessica and her husband, Nick Lightle, and their children, Eli and Rylee; his niece, Mandi and her husband, Jordan Seavers; his little buddy, Spencer the Doxie; and many friends.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 24th at 10 a.m., at East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary in Elk Grove, 9189 Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, California. Please bring a memory of Herk to share. Private family burial.
Donations in his memory may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children or to a charity of your choice .
“Every now and then, take a second, breathe deeply and think of me. Smile and know that I am always with you”.
East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park
9189 E. Stockton Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA