Obituary, William R. Albrecht Sr.

William R. Albrecht Sr.
Attorney and former Superior Court judge in Warren County
William R. Albrecht, Sr., 92, born in Paterson, N.J., passed gently into heaven on June 15, 2019.
He is survived by his sons, Gary James Albrecht, and his wife, Deborah, of Blairstown, N.J., and Ronald Douglas Albrecht of Morris Plains, N.J. He was predeceased by two sons, William R. Albrecht, Jr., and Jeffrey Carl Albrecht.
William is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joan, and two step-daughters, Suzanne Markham and Cheryl Cunningham, both of Broken Arrow, Okla.
He was a surviving Bronze Star crew member of the World War II bombing of the carrier, USS Franklin, CV-13 off the coast of Japan. He attended John Marshall Law School, was a special agent of the FBI, and practiced law for more than 30 years with Schenck, Price, Smith & King of Morristown, N.J.
Upon resigning from the firm, he opened his own practice in Belvidere, N.J. He represented the Township of Knowlton, Town of Belvidere, several banks, hospitals and individuals. William was appointed judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Warren County, N.J., and served until his mandatory retirement at age 70, when he moved to Prescott, Ariz.
Published in Star-Ledger on June 23, 2019

3 thoughts on “Obituary, William R. Albrecht Sr.

  1. Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband and father. We always enjoyed our reminisces and conversations at the USS Franklin reunions. Gilbert and Bonnie Baca


  2. Mr. Albrecht was my dads best friend on the ship. they huddled together in mess hall when the ship got hit on March19…RIP American hero and all others..Your deeds along with so many others of that era kept this country free..Gob bless you all….My dad passed in Dec.2013 his name was D.W. Wilson, Coxswain 1st..came on board in Dec. 1944 right out of boot camp..


  3. Our prayers are with you all on the loss of your loved one. My father D.W.Wilson served on the USS Franklin together. They remained friends after the war.
    Ronnie Wilson


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