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Dr. Joseph Merrill ALBRECHT


1928 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Dr.  Joseph Merrill ALBRECHT Obituary

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ALBRECHT, Dr. Joseph Merrill 1928-2014 Dr. Joseph Merrill Albrecht, of Lisle, IL, formerly Oakwood, Ohio, died November 3, 2014, age 86. Long associated with Miami Valley and Kettering hospitals in Dayton, Ohio, and an associate professor of clinical studies at Wright State University, he was in Family Practice. Dr. Albrecht was born April 30, 1928 to Lula Frances Albrecht (nee Day) and Verne Brent Albrecht in Mount Vernon, IL. Joseph graduated from Otterbein College in 1950 and began working at Monsanto for the Atomic Energy Commission. He married Peggy Altenburg in 1951 and began medical school at Ohio State University where he served as president of his junior and senior classes. Dr. Joe joined the practice of Drs. Jacobs and Wells in 1959 then later joined the office of Drs. Worthman and Meyer. He retired from South Dayton Family Physicians in 1995 but continued serving at the Dayton Outreach Clinic. He was awarded for his 50 years of service from the Ohio State Medical Association. Dr. Albrecht was a member and frequent soloist at Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Dayton Bach Society, the Dayton Opera, and with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, where he served on the board of Trustees. He was honored in 1977 when the Joseph Albrecht family was named the "Ohio Musical Family of the Year" by the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs. Dr. Albrecht is survived by his devoted wife Peggy of 63 years, his daughter Gretchen Canfield, his sons-in-law, Dwight Canfield, and Randall Easterbrook, his six grand-children, Marguerite Easterbrook, George Easterbrook, Hope Easterbrook, Jared Canfield, Miriam Canfield, and Grace Canfield, sister-in-law Joan Albrecht, and dear nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Jean McIntosh, John Albrecht, Joyce Clements, his beloved daughter, Heidi Albrecht Easterbrook, and his infant grand-daughter, Mariel Frances Easterbrook. A memorial service will be held on November 22, at 2:00 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Dayton. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. Services in care of Tobias Funeral Home Far Hills - Condolences @ wwwtobiasfuneralhome.com
Published in Dayton Daily News on Nov. 16, 2014
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