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Albert Rich Sr.


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Albert Rich, Sr.

Chesapeake - Albert Rich, Sr., 84, of Chesapeake went to be with the Lord on August 20, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on January 19, 1931. He was predeceased by his parents, step-son, Stephen Savage and granddaughter, Misty Howard.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth J. Rich; son, Albert Rich, Jr. (Bonny); daughter, Connie Marie Marshall (Cory); step-son, David Savage (Angela). He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Albert served his country for 3 years in the United States Marine Corps in Korea. He served as a long distance truck driver for 35 accident free years. He was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars and served as Second District Commander, Department of Virginia in 1968.

Albert was an active member of Centerville Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and usher. His special ministry was visiting home-bound and hospitalized persons. He was elected Deacon Emeritus at his church.

He was a member of Atlantic Masonic Lodge #2, Norfolk, Khedive Shrine, Chesapeake, and the Scottish Rite, Norfolk.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 24, 2015 at Centerville Baptist Church, 908 Centerville Tnpk. South, Chesapeake, 23322, with Pastor Kevin Ritter officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service (12:30 p.m.) at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Centerville Baptist Church.

The family wishes to acknowledge the care given by Melissa Suter and Heartland Hospice during his time of illness.

Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.omanfh.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Aug. 23, 2015
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