Paul Fredrick (Fred) Albright Sr.February 22, 1939 ~ September 28, 2017 (age 78)
Paul Fredrick (Fred) Albright Sr.
Resident of Martinez
Feb. 22, 1939 - Sept. 28, 2017
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend of many, Fred passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
Fred was born in Jefferson City, Missouri. He went to elementary, Jr. High, and High school there, where he played baseball and basketball. He went to Missouri University, where he lettered in baseball, as a left handed pitcher. In 1960, he and Carol, his high school sweetheart, and the love of his life, got married; first settling in Oakland, then later moving to Martinez, where they have made their home for 50 years.
He graduated with honors from San Francisco State, and was an honorary member of Epsilon Pi Tau. After an Internship at University of California, Berkeley, he started his teaching career.
He taught at Willard Jr. High in Berkeley, Martinez Jr. High, and Alhambra Senior High in Martinez until he retired. He loved spending his time with his grandkids, going to sporting events, riding his motorcycles, flying his Cessna plane, driving his vintage cars, seeing former students in the community, and having lunch with his retiree friends. He loved telling the story of when he was 9 years old; he came in third at the National Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. He still has the car, and his kids and grandkids have "gone down the hill' in it.
Fred is survived by his wife, Carol, his daughters, Amy Martin, (Tim), Joy Keith, and son, Paul Albright, Jr., and five grandchildren: Blake Martin, Brent Martin, Krista Keith, Callum Albright, and Poppy Albright. He is also survived by his brother, George Albright (Julie), and sister, Bonnie Barnard and nieces and nephews and special friend of the family, Sheri Godfrey. He will be missed by many.
There will be a service to celebrate his life at Connolly and Taylor Chapel at 4000 Alhambra Avenue in Martinez at 11:30 a.m., on Friday, October 13, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.