Albert Sperry Jr.

Albert Bowen Sperry Jr., 95, died in Loveland, Colorado on May 23, 2013. He was born to Albert B. and Myrtle Fritz Sperry in San Francisco, California on May 4, 1918. After graduating from Polytechnic High School in 1936, Al enlisted in the navy in October 1940, receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1945 after WWII. Al met Jeanette Ulrich while stationed in San Diego, and they were married in San Francisco on September 8, 1941. After earning engineering and business degrees from the University of Minnesota in 1953, Al went to work for the Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, California. He transferred to the HP Loveland division of in November 1964, and retired in February 1984 after nearly 31 years with HP. Al then started daily walks, and received a fitness walking award from President Reagan. He was a "ham" radio operator, played the French horn, and was an avid amateur photographer. During various periods, Al served on the Loveland Civic Music Association board of directors, as a deacon, elder and Clerk of Session at the Mountain View Presbyterian Church, on the board of the House of Neighborly Service, and as president of the Loveland Camera Club. Albert was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Sperry, his mother, Myrtle May Sperry, and his father, Albert B. Sperry Sr. He is survived by sons John, David and Michael, daughter Penne, son-in-law Juan Gutierrez, grandchildren Brian Sperry, John and Ana Gutierrez, and Emily Sperry, and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at Mountain View Presbyterian Church on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Memorial donations may be made to the church.

Published in Loveland Reporter-Herald on May 25, 2013