Gregory Albright, 61

February 25, 2011
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SEPT. 21, 1949-FEB. 23, 2011

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Gregory Albright, 61, of Old Route 16, Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at his home after succumbing to his fight with cancer.

Born Sept. 21, 1949, in Dearborn, Mich., he was the third son of the late Aaron and Helen (Janik) Albright.

He was a 1968 graduate of Fordson High School in Dearborn, Mich.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving for 18 months in communications as part of the Korean Conflict from 1969 to 1970.

Upon discharge, he returned to Michigan and worked for the Ford Assembly Plant in Detroit and as a police officer for the Detroit City Police Department before venturing south to Daytona Beach, Fla., where he worked a variety of jobs before deciding on a career as a HVAC mechanic. He then ventured north, settling in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., working for Queen Enterprises before obtaining a position as a refrigeration mechanic for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for the State of Maryland. He retired in July 2010 after 30 years of service.

Greg enjoyed spending time with his family, motorcycles, golf and enjoying life.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 239 of Cascade, Md.; Eagles Club Inc. of Waynesboro, Pa.; and Blue Ridge Sportsman's Club of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Barbara A. (Brown) Albright, formerly of Sykesville, Md.; son, Christopher Albright and wife, Jeanna, and first grandson, Jackson, of Johnstown, Pa.; daughter, Megan Albright of Germantown, Md.; son, Lake Albright of Waynesboro; brother, Glen Albright of Holly Hill, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Gordon Albright of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Gary Albright of Gig Harbor, Wash.

There will be no viewing.

A celebration of life memorial is being arranged for a future date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Home Care and Hospice Inc., 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202; to The Milton J. Dance Jr., Head and Neck Cancer Center, 6569 N. Charles St., Suite 401, Baltimore, MD 21204; or to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Robinwood Professional Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 129, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements were made by J. L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, Md.

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