Clayton Charles Albrecht, 82, of Raleigh, NC died peacefully at his home with family on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Clayton was an exceptional husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who was loved by everyone he touched.
Born in Pittston PA he was the son of the late Arthur and Edna Boldt Albrecht. Clayton attended West Pittston High School, served 4 years in the Navy based at New London, CT and retired as an electrical engineer with IBM for 36 years in both Kingston NY and Raleigh. Clayton was an avid bowler, golfer, reader, fisherman, and woodworker. His passion for sharing and teaching family and friends to complete challenging projects will be carried on for generations.
Clayton spent 57 wonderful years married to the love of his life, Pauline Shypulefski Albrecht. Also surviving are his children, daughter Wendy and husband Brian Flaherty of Lake Wylie, SC, sons Paul and wife Becca Albrecht of Hillsborough, NC and Terry Albrecht and wife, Suzanne Molloy; his dear grandchildren Zoie, Jack, and Clayton of Asheville, NC. He will also be missed by his sister Helen Soska and husband Donald of Harding PA; brother-in-law Jerome Shypulefski and wife Carol of Korn Krests PA; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Edna Albrecht; brother, Allan Albrecht and sister-in-law, Jean Albrecht.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 20 at 11:00 am at the Mitchell Funeral Home at 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. On-line guest book at www.mitchellatrmp.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored if donations are made in Clayton's memory to the West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave., West Pittston, PA 18643 www.wplibrary.org