Mr. Alberto Long, Jr., 51, entered the
kingdom of our heavenly Father on Saturday, July 3, 2010
at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Alberto was a devoted husband, a wonderful
son, a loving father, a caring brother, and a loyal friend.
His passions were his family, followed
distantly by his profession.
Anytime that an opportunity came up to chat
at the office his favorite topic was always that of his family.
He was profoundly proud of his children.
He recently boasted, “My wife and I are truly
blessed to have such wonderful kids”.
His son Alberto III was recently accepted to
attend the University of Texas at Austin where he plans on majoring in
His daughter Cecilia is a senior at United
High School where she serves as a co-captain on the Lariette Squad.
Cecilia was also recently selected as junior
Ms. Webb County.
Alberto and Yolanda were known for offering
their home for parties and social gatherings.
They were always the perfect hosts.
Alberto also liked to invite his friends to
his parents’ house for lunch to share a delicious homemade meal prepared
by his mom.
Alberto was also well known for being in tune
with the political pulse of our communities, both on the American and
the Mexican side of the border.
In fact, he was frequently called upon for
political advice by many friends in elected office and by those seeking
an elected office.
Alberto was blessed with many friends and he
was loyal to all.
There was never a dull conversation when he
He always had an interesting comment to make
or a unique perspective to add.
One of his most admirable qualities was that
he liked to listen to other people’s opinions.
It was very common for him to ask, “Did you
hear about “XYZ”. What do you think about it?”
Alberto truly enjoyed spending time at the
Mr. Long (as he was affectionately and
respectfully referred to at work) was a skilled and talented court
interpreter, as well as a dedicated court bailiff.
He also served as the voice for the 406th
District Court in his capacity of court liaison.
Mr. Long took his responsibilities extremely
He always ensured the public was well
informed of the “goings on” at the court, while at the same time
ensuring that no rules were compromised and that victims’ privacy rights
He was a true professional. Alberto
will be greatly missed by all who knew him…