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Paul Albrecht, 85

July 11, 2011

Paul Albrecht, 85, of Trumbull, Conn., passed on to the Lord Friday, July 8, 2011, at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Conn.

He born Jan. 10, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Hillard and Marie (Behn) Albrecht.

Mr. Albrecht was raised in the New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut metropolitan areas.

He was first married to Mary Bejou, who preceded him in death in 1971, for 23 years. He then married Frances Knopick, who survives, for 38 years.

Mr. Albrecht was a member of the U.S. Army, having joined three days after graduating from high school in 1944. He served with the 11th Armor Division in Germany and Austria from February to May 1945 and was discharged in 1946 after returning from occupation duty in Germany. He used the G.I. Bill for his education upon his return to Connecticut.
He went to work for several companies and eventually with Bell and Howell, and finally with Avco Lycoming as a draftsman and tool designer for the Department of Defense and civilian industrial use.

Mr. Albrecht was a loving husband and father, as well as a member of the Golden Hill First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport, where he sang in the church choir for 10 years. He and his wife Frances also volunteered for St. Vincent De Paul Society in Derby, Conn.

In addition to his wife Frances, surviving relatives include two sons, Robert Albrecht and wife Kim of Leesburg, Va., and Kenneth Albrecht and wife Velinda of Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will held at 11:30 a.m. today at the funeral home with Pastor Roger Howard officiating.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com.

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