Albert John Meteney died June 12, 2005, in Port Orchard after a fight with pancreatic cancer. He was 75.
Meteney served in the Navy for 26 years spanning from November 1946 to June 1972, reaching the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. Following his retirement from service, he went to work as the chief engineer at the San Jose (Calif.) Hospital.
He was a past president of the Military Officers Association of America, a life member of the Navy League as well as a member of the Bremerton Elks Lodge No. 1181 and the Kiwanis.
Meteney was born Sept. 11, 1929, to John and Margaret (Wassil) Meteney in New Brighton, Penn. He attended Beaver Falls (Penn.) High School, but joined the Navy before receiving his diploma. He married Carol Ann (Park) Meteney on Feb. 4, 1967, at the Chapel of the Bells in Las Vegas.
He is survived by his wife of Port Orchard; son Albert (Joelle) of Portland, Ore.; daughter Karen (John) Hodges of Columbus, Mo.; step-sons Martin (Candy) Larsen of Migalin, Calif., Kurt Larsen and Les Larsen, both of Chico, Calif.; step-daughter Karen (Marty) Luis of Stockton, Calif.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial is planned for 10 a.m. July 6, 2005, at the Jackson Park Chapel. Meteney will be buried at sea in a naval ceremony. Memorials donations are asked for the American Cancer Society, 1551 Broadway, Suite 200, Tacoma, WA 98402.