Denison, Texas - William "Albert" Wetzold, 76, passed away at his home on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, after a brave battle with cancer.
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Al was born Nov. 7, 1936, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to William Karl and Hertha Wetzold. His first job was in the family-owned restaurant, but he had several vocational adventures including a favorite of working on a race car pit crew.
In 1964, his talents took him to General Dynamics in Groton, where he worked as a senior design liaison on the Nautilus Class of nuclear submarines. He worked at Electric Boat until deciding to retire in 1994; he was only 57 years old. People said that it couldn't be done, that he was too young, but he pulled it off and never worked another day in his life.
After retiring, he left Connecticut and came to Texas "as fast as he could," and here he lived the life of leisure. He enjoyed tinkering with his automobiles, drinking coffee and putt-putting around town meeting new people. "Strangers are just friends you haven't met yet," he would say. He was a friend of Bill W., having just received his 23-year chip.
He is survived by his daughter, Mari Anne Wetzold; and son, William Wetzold, both of Sherman; granddaughter Micaiah of Sherman; sister Helga Rosenthal of Manhattan, N.Y.; two nieces, Melissa and Alicia Rosenthal of New York; and the mother of his children, Dorothy Wetzold of Carolina Shores, N.C.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Bratcher Funeral Home, 401 W. Woodard, Denison, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made the
Personal condolences may be sent to www.bratcherfuneralhome.com
Published in The Day on Jan. 10, 2013