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Funeral services have been held for James Alberino. He died peacefully at home in West New York, overlooking the Hudson River and New York City skyline, on Dec. 16, surrounded by his family. James was born to James Vincent Alberino and Anna Massarini Alberino in Jersey City. He is survived by his wife Tuula, son Christopher (Randi), and daughter Katja (Christian) along with three grandsons James, Jack, and Jay, his sister Julie (Michael) Blasucci and niece Lisa (Anthony) Cesare and their children Michael, Matthew, Daniel, and Allesandra, and his cousins Claire and Richard (Harriett) Bonuccelli and a host of nieces and nephews. James graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1961 with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. He was awarded a Master’s Degree from Columbia School of Business Administration in 1963. In 1962, he was stationed in the northern Arctic doing geological research for Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University. This consisted of geological projects such as taking ice samples and sonar maps of the ocean floor, in addition to assisting the US Navy in tracking Soviet submarine operations in the area. After Columbia, he started a 30+ year career with IBM International. He began with IBM/Europe, moved into IBM/Far East, and ultimately, IBM/Latin America, gaining lifelong friends on each continent. In 1972, he married his wife Tuula from Finland. They raised their children in a beautiful Victorian home in South Nyack, N.Y., overlooking the Hudson River and village of Nyack. Being an ocean lover, he and his family spent time at beaches all the way from Montauk, N.Y., to the Jersey Shore, finally settling on a oceanfront condo in South Seaside Park. In his golden years, he enjoyed Manhattan and all its art, opera, and theater offerings. He enjoyed his morning New York Times and solving the crossword puzzle while overlooking the city skyline from his home in West New York. To honor his heritage, he recently received his Italian citizenship and was  to be an Italian-American dual citizen. Services arranged by the Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.

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