Obituary: Albert Marty, 80 | SierraSun.com

Obituary: Albert Marty, 80

Staff Report

Friends and long time patrons of Swiss Lakewood Restaurant are invited to a memorial service for longtime chef/owner of Swiss Lakewood Restaurant, Albert Marty. Albert Marty passed away Sept. 11, 2009, at the age of 80 at his home in Carmel, Calif., surrounded by his family and friends.

Marty will be honored with a gathering Sunday, Aug. 29, from noon to 3 p.m. at Swiss Lakewood Restaurant on the West Shore in Homewood, Calif.

Marty is survived by Helga, his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, his daughter Grace and son-in-law Nasser, and his treasured grandchildren Nicholas and Ariana.

A native of Zurich Switzerland, Marty is survived by his sister, Maya; brother-in-law, Giovanni; nephew, Daniel; niece, Gabby; and family; and Roger Rabbit and family.

Trained in Switzerland and other European cities known for their gastronomic excellence, Chef Marty was the recipient of numerous medals for his outstanding culinary achievements.

Known internationally for his culinary expertise, Chef Marty worked throughout the world, cooking for world leaders, international entertainers, and everyday diners.

His 40-year goal of owning his own restaurant was realized in 1973 when he and his wife Helga opened Swiss Lakewood Lodge and Restaurant in Homewood.

In 2002 Helga and Albert relocated to Carmel, Calif., where Albert continued with his love for cooking and had more time to devote to his family, friends, and painting and#8212; having built his longed-for artist’s studio. Marty will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him, and especially by his wife, Helga.

He always missed his beloved Swiss Lakewood Restaurant until the very end, having shared so many fond memories with cherished friends and patrons.

Helga Marty and family invite you to share this special afternoon tribute in celebration of Albert Marty’s life.