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Mrs. Maxine Alber, age 91, passed away on Friday, August 27, 2010. She was a 1936 graduate of Rockford High School where she played basketball and was a cheerleader. While in high school Maxine worked at the Five and Dime Store and later worked at the Chrysler dealership for Sharkey Whittel. Maxine married her middle school sweetheart, Bernie. She was very involved with the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit #102, was a member of the Grand Rapids Women's City Club, a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, and the St. Catherine's Lady Guild at St. Mark's. Maxine enjoyed spending time at the family cabin in Irons, MI on the Little Manistee, golfing, bowling, and having friends and family watch the Rockford parades from her front porch. She is survived by her children, Mrs. Yvonne Vales of Puerto Rico, Bruce Alber of Grand Rapids, Brent and Dawn Alber of Belmont; her grandchildren, Michelle and Carlos Hernandez and children, Angela Maria and Pedro Emilio, Catherine and her children, Adriana Michelle, and Emile Marie Vales, Eric and Michelle Alber and their children, Mikaylah, Rebekah, Chelsea, Hayleigh, Elah,; Tony and Julie Alber and their baby; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernie on April 14, 2001, her sister, Nadine (Dale) Hayes, her brothers, Ron (Ollie) Smith, Terry (Maxine) Smith, and son-in-law, Emilio.