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Richard Albrecht Obituary
Albrecht, Richard
Richard (Rick) Walter Albrecht, 69, of Killingworth, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Veteran's Hospital in West Haven. Rick was born in NYC on December 5, 1948 to Walter George and Dorothy Sheld Albrecht. He married Rebecca (McGough) Young, June 30, 1984 in Killingworth. He graduated from The Morgan School in 1966 and Thames Valley Technical College in 1968 with a degree in chemical engineering. He was a Vietnam veteran having served in the USAF. He was a member of The Killingworth Congregational Church where he served as a deacon. He was extremely active in his community wearing many hats in town government most notably as First Selectman. He was a member of the Democratic Town Committee where he served as Chairman, the VFW where he was Commander, a Life Member of the Killingworth Volunteer Fire Company for 53 years and the Killingworth Ambulance Association for over 40 years. Rick managed V-G Flask & Fitting Company in Killingworth for 10 years, was the Town's representative on the board of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, was a Middlesex County Deputy Sheriff, and a State Marshall. He was devoted to his family, friends and his community, had a great sense of humor, and will be sorely missed by many. Rick was predeceased by his wife Rebecca, his parents, and his brother Lawrence. He is survived by his son Matthew Richard Albrecht, of Buxton, ME, step-daughter Jessica Wellington (Rhett) of Indian Land, SC, and their children Trevor and Kate. He leaves two sisters, Joanne Moore of North Stonington,CT, and Linda Gates of Killingworth, a niece/Goddaughter Victoria Williams and many nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be at Swan Funeral Home, 80 East Main Street, Clinton, CT, Friday, July 13, 6-9 pm. Saturday morning, July 14, 10 a.m. there will be a funeral procession leaving Swan's in Clinton and will end at The Congregational Church in Killingworth, 273 Route 81, where the funeral litergy will be at 11 a.m. Following will be a reception at the Killingworth Volunteer Fire Company, 333 Route 81. Burial will be at the discretion of the family. Memorial donations may be made to The Killingworth Congregational Church, the Killingworth Volunteer Fire Company Scholarship Fund, or donate a pint of blood in his honor. Rick had donated over 15 gallons. Lastly, don't forget to VOTE!
Published in The New Haven Register on July 13, 2018
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