ALBERT J. PIERRO
1920 - 2020
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ALBERT J. PIERRO Albert J. Pierro passed away peacefully in his sleep January 31, 2020. He was born March 4, 1920 in Chelmsford, MA to Joseph Pierro and Angelina Simone, both from Italy. We lost a man that was truly from the Greatest Generation. He grew up as a young man during the Great Depression. As a teenager he traveled across the country several times. He spent time in the Civilian Conservation Corps building roads. He earned one dollar a day and sent fifty cents of that money to his mom to help with their lives. He joined the U.S. Army when World War II started. He spent years overseas eventually earning the rank of Sergeant. He began playing poker during that time. At war's end, he returned home. He married our mother Olivine Ricard before he joined the Army. She was from Lowell, MA. They came to Las Vegas in 1947 driving his 1937 Chevy. He began to play poker as a profession. At that time the population of Las Vegas was about 25,000. He was successful playing poker and he gave us a good life. During his time here he saw Las Vegas grow to the city it is today. He had contact with many of the characters that created the casinos of today. He was a true Maverick. He was called "Henderson Al." He bought a new home near Valley View and Charleston in 1951. Mom and he raised the three children there. He stayed in that home until his death. He was an icon in the casino business. He told many stories about this city. He was strongly devoted to family. He was a giving man and was very protective of his family. He is survived in life by his son, Albert J. Pierro, Jr. (Patty); son, Robert Pierro (Rayan); daughter, Carolyn Pierro Hightower (Jeff); one surviving sister, Stella; grandchildren and great-grand-children. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thu., Feb. 6. Services will be at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 7, both at Bunkers Mortuary, 925 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89101. Graveside services with a gathering of friends and family will follow after the service at Bunkers Memory Gardens Cemetery, 7251 W. Lone Mountain Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89129.



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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Feb. 4, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
05:00 - 08:00 PM
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7
Service
12:15 PM
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February 7, 2020
Dearest Carolyn, Jeff Hightower Family, and Pierro Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you this day. God bless your family and your father. Love Joe, Jenae And Bella Hightower
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February 5, 2020
To the Pierro Family,

I am so sorry to hear about Al. I was so blessed to have had him as my Godfather. He was truly the most loving and kind man that ever walk this earth. I will never forget how both your parents were always so good to everyone on Barnard Drive. May God grant you comfort during this hard time.

Sending my love and prayers to all of you,

Jo Ellen (Monaco) Leach
February 5, 2020
Pierro Family,
I didn't know your father personally, but it sounds like he was wonderful man that lived a adventurous life. May you keep his memories close to your hearts & in time the tears will turn to smiles!
William & Mary Barry
February 4, 2020
Rest In Peace
Libby Martin
February 4, 2020
Dear Albert and family, I am sending love to you all and want you to know how sorry I am for your loss. Albert I remember how you always talked about your Dad with great Love. May you find peace at this difficult time. Love to you all, Libby
Libby Martin
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