Frank G. Albright II, 52

Published 2:29pm Friday, November 27, 2009

Retired Lt. Col. Frank G Albright, 52, of Fredericksburg, Va., was unexpectedly taken home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009.

Frank graduated from Cassopolis High School in Cassopolis in 1975. He continued his education by earning a bachelor of science degree in business from Indiana University in 1979, and a master of arts degree in crime in commerce from George Washington University in 1988.

In September 1979, Frank was commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Air Force and became a special agent, working for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations until April 2000, when he retired as a lieutenant colonel. Upon retiring from the Air Force, Frank took a job with the Department of Defense. Frank worked for the Inspector General’s Office in Arlington, Va. until the time of his death when he held the position as the director of investigative policy and programs.

Besides loving and caring for his family, two of Frank’s greatest passions include water-skiing and playing his Martin guitar. He enjoyed sharing these passions with others, especially during the Albright family’s annual trip to the Wisconsin northwoods.

Frank’s ability to understand, forgive and loyally serve his family had a deep impact on their lives, and his legacy of love and compassion is one his wife and children will never forget. In ways we will never fully know or understand in this world, he has inspired them to live out the Godly principles he so firmly held to.

He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Carol Albright; and his children, Eric Albright, Jackie Albright-Dickerson and her husband, Eddie Dickerson, Stephanie Portch, who joined the family in 2003, Steven Albright, Christopher Albright, Richard Albright II and Aaron Albright.

In addition to his wife and children, Frank will be greatly missed by parents who loved him more than words can say. He is survived by his father, Richard Albright, and his wife, Viola Albright; his brother, John Albright; his mother, Patricia Einfalt, and her husband, Ronald Einfalt; as well as numerous extended family members who loved him and will miss him dearly.

Frank will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. He had a great down to earth sense of humor that all enjoyed, and he was a committed husband, father, friend and coworker. He enriched the lives of all who knew him, providing a Christ-like example. We love you! We’ll miss you!

A service was held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Grace Church of Fredericksburg with the Pastor Kenneth Delage officiating.  Burial was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 in Quantico National Cemetery.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to World Vision, (888) 511-6519 in reference to the Frank Albright Memorial.

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