TRANSFER, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Albert Province, 69, of Transfer, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2022, in his home.

Bert was born on May 3, 1953, in Sharon, a son of the late Albert and Matilda “Tillie” (Kosiorek) Province, Sr.

He was a 1971 graduate of Sharon High School.

He was a longtime employee and retired from the former Parker Hannifin, which was previously Commercial Shearing and Commercial Intertech, Youngstown, Ohio. He also worked for Output Sound and Lighting, setting up for numerous national acts.

Music was the love of Bert’s life. He was an avid country/rock drummer and throughout the years shared the stage with many bands around the area. His second passion was for muscle cars. He owned several cars in his lifetime, his favorite being his 1969 Chevrolet Nova Super Sport. He also enjoyed gardening, RC airplanes, motorcycles and dogs.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lori Graham, whom he married on February 1, 2002; three daughters, Billie Daugherty (Bruce) of Mercer, Shelby Merrill (Scott) of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and Jessica Province of Hermitage; three sons, Albert Province III and his fiancée, Renee Brest, of Springfield Township, Pennsylvania, Anthony Province (Katrina) of Hermitage and Nicholas Province of Sharon; ten grandchildren, Denver, Bennett, Addison, Haley, Kaden, Elizabeth, Anthony, Lucas, Amelia and Baby Merrill on the way and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two former wives and the mothers to his children, Gloria (Yoest) Mackaly of Hermitage and Marian Linton of Mercer; a sister-in-law, Melody Province of Sharon and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bert was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Scharville and her husband, Michael and a brother, Lawrence “Sonny” Province.

A celebration of life will be 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2022, in the pavilion of Thelma’s Sports Nook, 285 East High Street Extension, Sharpsville, PA 16150. A service will be held in the pavilion at 2:30 p.m.

Arrangements are being handled by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

A television tribute will air Monday, November 14 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.