Jim Isberg, industry veteran
James A. “Jim” Isberg, 75, of Albany, GA, died peacefully on March 30 at his residence. He
was 75 years old.
A native of Medicine Hat, Alberta, he worked for more than 40
years in the drycleaning industry as a plant manager, plant owner,
distributor salesman and manufacturer’s consultant.
He was also the author of Drycleaning 101, a drycleaning
textbook that was first published in 1989. He once served as chief
instructor at Michigan Laundry and Cleaners school and most
recently he was a technical service manager for R. R. Street & Co.
He was introduced to the drycleaning industry in the mid-1960s
through his brother, Fred, who worked at a local One Hour
Martinizing plant. For over 15 years, he owned a successful
drycleaning plant that he designed and built in Alberta, Canada.
Prior to joining the drycleaning industry, he held jobs with the
Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railways, served as senior
rate and claims manager for two of the largest trucking companies
in Canada, and was an account executive in both television and
He was a past director of the Alberta Quarter Horse Association and, at one
point in his life,
was active on the rodeo circuit, riding bulls and bareback horses, calf roping,
and team roping,
and winning the All-Around Cowboy Championship in 1967 at a local rodeo.
He was also a past director of the Alberta Wild Rose Quarter Horse Journal, a
member of the
Lions International, a past president of the Ft. Macleod Chamber of Commerce and
director of Ft. Macleod Rodeo Association.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Sharon K. Isberg of Albany, GA;
children, Tim of
Sherwood Park, Canada, Lori of High River, Alberta, Canada, Chris of White Lake,
Bergherm of Westmont, IL, Amy Balog of Saratoga, NY, Melanie Skach of
Brookfield, IL, and
Kimberly of Murfreesboro, TN; 15 grandchildren, and his brother, Alan of
Medicine Hat, Alberta,
He was preceded in his death by his brother, Fred of Woodslee, Ontario, Canada.
The family suggests that suggests that memorials in his name be made to the
Aid Fund or to the Fast Fund at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,
Blvd., Albany, GA, 31707.
George Gibbs, CEO of AC Power
George Gibbs, CEO of AC Power Co. Inc., died Thursday, April 19 at his home. He
Born in 1951 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late
George F. Gibbs and the late Isabelle Gibbs.
His family business, located in Ivyland, PA, has served
commercial laundry customers throughout Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland since 1971.
He was also a longtime soccer and baseball coach and a regular
volunteer at Gift of Life Family House.
Survivors include his wife, Susan, and sons Jeffrey, Jason and
Mathews. He was also the father of the late Allison and Katie
Survivors also include seven grandchildren and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Gift of Life Family
Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.