Stephen Albert Albrecht, 72, Pacific, formerly of Overland, loving son, brother, uncle and friend to many, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Pacific. |
Stephen, son of Irwin Albrecht and wife Melba, was born March 9, 1941, in St. Louis. He received his education at O'Fallon Technical High School, and attended the University of Missouri, Columbia. He proudly served in the U.S. Army for six months in 1964, being honorably discharged, as his disability became apparent. Steve worked as an usher at the Tivoli Theater and later settled into employment at Alvey Conveyor, as a computer programmer where he remained for nearly 30 years.
Stephen loved his cars, his family and Marilyn Monroe. He was very involved with the Boy Scouts in his earlier years, reaching assistant scoutmaster. His readiness to help was evident to his brothers, sisters and friends as he became the go-to-guy for assistance at tax time. Stephen was well loved and will be remembered by those who had the good fortune to know him.
Stephen was preceded in death by his father, Irwin Albrecht; one sister, Linda Biermann; three brothers, Tim Albrecht, Christopher "Corky" Albrecht, and Robert "Bunky" Albrecht; two brothers-in-law, Bill Adams and Gordon Biermann; and one nephew, Jason Schwab.
He is survived by his mother, Melba Albrecht; brothers and sisters, Irwin (Peggy) Albrecht, Rick Albrecht, Sherri (Jim) Schwab, Kippi (Gary) Bay, Terri Adams, Phil Albrecht (Flip), Cindi (Dave) Roth, and Jeff Albrecht (Chip); many nieces; nephews; lifelong friends and his special caregivers at Pacific Care Center, where he resided for the past five and a half years.
A celebration of Stephen's life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Tri-County Senior Community Center, 800 W. Union, Pacific, Mo. Family and friends are welcome.
Stephen requested cremation, and arrangements are pending for military burial of his remains at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be given to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
To send condolences to the family, visit www.stlouiscremation.com.
Published in The Missourian on July 10, 2013