Clayton Charles Albrecht, 82, of Raleigh, N.C., died peacefully at his home with family on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Clayton was an exceptional husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who was loved by everyone he touched.
Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late Arthur and Edna Boldt Albrecht.
Clayton attended West Pittston High School, served four years in the Navy based at New London, Conn., and retired as an electrical engineer with IBM for 36 years in Kingston, N.Y., and Raleigh, N.C.
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, Lake Wylie, S.C.; and sons, Paul and wife, Becca Albrecht, Hillsborough, N.C.; and Terry Albrecht and wife, Suzanne Molloy; his dear grandchildren, Zoie, Jack, and Clayton, Asheville, N.C. He will also be missed by his sister, Helen Soska and husband, Donald, Harding; brother-in-law, Jerome Shypulefski and wife, Carol, Korn Krests; 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 at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, N.C.
The online guest book is available 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