In a moving ceremony in Public Square's Peanut Park, the family of the late Albert Kaler dedicated a bench in his honor....The 86 year old City native and former Public Works employee died in February...but his family says the Olympic Apartments resident loved to sit in this spot on the Square and observe the human condition....Even when his sight was failing he would come down on his motorized wheelchair and view the shadowy images from his fading eyes.
Albert was also an avid listener to the Hotline and Live at 5.....His family says everyone had to be quiet during those two hours a day.
His family donated the money for a bench in his favorite spot on the south side of the island, across from Dino's Shoe Repair.
For this large and close knit family, the loss of Albert and his wife shortly before him has made for a tough year. The bench will provide a chance for him to live on every time they pass by.