Oscar Harman Albright
Oscar Harman Albright, 91, of Austin, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2009. He was born November 7, 1918, in Caldwell, Tex., to Paul Albright and Wanda Preive Albright. He was a resident of Austin 72 years. After losing his sight at the young age of 18, he attended the Texas School for the Blind. He was an owner-operator of a state office building cafeteria and state office building coffee shops through a program with the State Commission for the Blind. On December 22, 1946, he was married to Merlene Wood in Ballinger, Texas. He is survived by his children, Darlene Greer (husband Gene) of Pflugerville and Marvin Albright (wife Nomah) of Kingsland; sisters, Esther Ringstaff and Jean Sacratini, both of Round Rock; grandchildren, Tricia Greer Willburn (husband Matt), Scott Greer (wife Tiffany), Marissa Albright Hudler (husband Todd), Alison Albright (fiance Aaron Bechtel), and Baron Albright; his great-grandchildren, Shelby Greer, Ashlyn Willburn, Luke Hudler, Connor Willburn and Hunter Hudler. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, brothers; Alvin Albright, Ed Albright and Leon Albright, and sisters; Margaret Koehler and Ida Lee Koehler. Serving as pallbearers are Scott Greer, Baron Albright, Matt Willburn, Todd Hudler, Jeff Mansell, and Aaron Bechtel. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 14, 2009, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville, Texas. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 2009, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home (6100 North Lamar). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church at 1500 West Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757; or to Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc. at 1503 Allena Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213. (Please specify donation is going entirely to the expense of training the dogs).