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Richard Franklin Albertsen

January 12, 1921 - April 13, 2014
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Richard Frank Albertsen, 93 of Bremerton January 12, 1921 to April 13, 2014 Our Dad was the 2nd of 6 children born in Seattle, Washington to John and Jenny Albertsen who came to this country from Norway. As a young boy, he would spend summers on Lopez Island building small boats with his uncle. He met the love of his life, Patricia, delivering newspapers to her family home. He graduated from Ballard High School in 1939 and he and Patt married in April 1942. He began his career at PSNS in 1939 as a messenger. He was called to service in the US Navy from 1944-46, where he attended schools to learn about something new called "radar". ...
Richard Frank Albertsen, 93
of Bremerton
January 12, 1921 to April 13, 2014
Our Dad was the 2nd of 6 children born in Seattle, Washington to John and Jenny Albertsen who came to this country from Norway. As a young boy, he would spend summers on Lopez Island building small boats with his uncle. He met the love of his life, Patricia, delivering newspapers to her family home. He graduated from Ballard High School in 1939 and he and Patt married in April 1942.
He began his career at PSNS in 1939 as a messenger. He was called to service in the US Navy from 1944-46, where he attended schools to learn about something new called "radar". Following the war's end, he returned to the Shipyard and was employed in the Electronics Shop 67, eventually becoming General Foreman II, and retiring in 1973.
Family was of utmost importance to Dad. He passed his love of the water and boating (from rowboat to cruise ship), fishing and camping to his family. Dad and Mom purchased a recreation lot at Timberlakes allowing us many summers we still spend together enjoying the lake. He was a woodworking craftsman, spending hours in his basement workshop. Family members treasure his many gifts of cabinets, clocks, furniture items and toys. He enjoyed growing raspberries, corn and pumpkins for the kids, and banging a golf ball around with friends. He was a member of the Bremerton Boating Club, a Life Member of the Port Orchard Yacht Club and an Elk.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 72 years, Patt; his daughters Katie (Bill) Gordon, Suzie (Bill) Hamlin, and Louise Albertsen; his son Skip (Mary) Albertsen; a sister Carole Gurk and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Scott (Kerrie) Gordon, Jon (Lynn) Gordon, Joe (Michelle) Hamlin, Matt (Shannon) Gordon , Trish (Matt) Nelson and his 12 great grandchildren all of whom affectionately called him "Grampa CB" for the bite-size "candy bars" in his pocket that he willingly shared with them.
We are eternally grateful, Dad, for your life-long love and commitment to friends and to your family and for the values you instilled in us. You taught us by your example to lend a helping hand; follow the golden rule; if we can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all; a job worth doing is worth doing well; if you always caught a fish, it would be called "catching"; and you better watch out or you're "out with the crows". We will forever love and miss you.
Arrangements under the direction of Miller-Woodlawn Funeral Home, Bremerton, WA.

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