The inevitability of time exhausted a life force which enriched Philadelphia, delighted a community, and enhanced the lives of countless people. Known as the unsinkable Molly Albert to her friends. This daughter of immigrants overcame childhood tragedy, poverty, and struggle, with a smile on her face, and a wink at the future. A woman of enormous energy, creativity, and joy. Among her many accomplishments, and contributions: dressing as Betsy Ross to guide tourists through her city, organizing group jaunts to Broadway, and always being there for her friends in times of need. Molly is remembered for her brilliant blue eyes, boundless energy, and boisterous laugh. But her sharp mind and open heart, as she approached the end of her 9th decade were exceptional. She sensed our precarious political situation in 2020 and encouraged and counselled her fellow senior citizens to write in ballots and mail them promptly. Also, her loving heart, opened for people of every race, creed, and orientation. Through it all she always was dressed elegantly and with inimitable style. She died quietly in her 98th year with her loving partner, Dr. Harold Meyer at her side. In her final days Molly reflected on the joy this romance, which began when both were well past 90, brought her in her final years. She is survived by her daughter Andrea Batchler (Paul), and her son Marc Albert (Stephen), and grandchildren Bryan Batchler (Brooke), Julie Alberti (Chris), Stephanie Catalano (Jason); Great Grandchildren Jackson, Janie, Chase and Nate, Brody, Brooklyn, and Nicholas. Her husband of over 50 years Sidney predeceased her. She died at home after a battle with cancer.
Arrangements by Joseph Levine & Sons (www.levinefuneral.com).