Albert John Ament, Jr (“Al”) of Naples, Florida passed away on July 29, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer. Al was born August 24, 1945 in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Albert John Ament Sr and Mildred Sweeney Ament.
Al is survived by his wife of 46 years, Susan D’Alonzo Ament; three children Austin Ament of Tampa, Florida; Danielle DeCarlo (Kevin DeCarlo) and children Anthony, Gabrielle, and Adelina of Freeland, Maryland; Jonathan Ament (Courtney Borton Ament) and children Sawyer and Sloane of Charlotte, North Carolina; two foster children Tawanna Gans of Wilmington, Delaware and Jessica Samson of Clearlake, California; sister Robin Schlotterback of Middletown, Delaware, brother James Ament of Bear, Delaware, brother David Ament of Litchfield Park, Arizona, and many nieces and nephews. Al is predeceased by his sister, Shirley Lednum and brother-in-law, Thomas D’Alonzo.
Al proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps before beginning a 20 year career with the Delaware State Police. During his career, he went on to attain his masters degree in Political Science at West Chester University. He later attainted his Juris Doctorate degree from Northern Virginia Law School in 1990 and was admitted to the Washington, DC and Virginia Bars.
Al enjoyed working for several years in Washington, DC and later accepted a position in Wilmington, Delaware with Morris James, LLP as their Personal Injury Group Manager. Al was a part time adjunct professor at Wilmington University, Delaware Technical and Community College, and Goldey Beacom College. Following his retirement from Morris James, he received his real estate license in Delaware. He was also active with the Delaware Republican Party, where he ran to represent Wilmington’s 16th district in 2018.
Al was a music aficionado. He was the lead vocalist and piano player with several bands over the years, including Society’s Child, Two Plus Two, and Second Chance. He could often be found playing the piano and singing to his grandchildren, who were the light of his life.
Al had a passion for gardening. He enjoyed many years working in the yard at his summer home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Anyone who had the pleasure of visiting knows of the meticulously manicured yard, but also knows he leaves behind a garage filled with junk no one knows what to do with.
Al also enjoyed jogging and cross country running competitions with his children, but not when they beat him.
There will be a private viewing for family. All are welcome to attend a mass in celebration of Al’s life on August 13, 2022 at 11:30am at St Agnes Catholic Church, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, FL. Interment with honors will follow at Palm Royale Cemetery, 6780 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Naples, FL.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations for St Thomas Catholic Church, 301 Bancroft Pkwy Wilmington, DE 19805, Sojourners Place, 2901 Northeast Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19802, or the Delaware State Police Museum & Education Center, 1425 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901.
St. Thomas Catholic Church
301 Bancroft Parkway, Wilmington DE 19805
2901 Northeast Blvd., Wilmington DE 19802
Delaware State Police Museum & Education Center
1425 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover DE 19901