Dale Albright

Memorial Service

12:00 pm
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Pluckemin Presbyterian Church
279 US-202 #206
Pluckemin, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Dale Richard Albright

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Dale Richard Albright, age 89, of Darien, CT, beloved husband of Dorothy Sterns Albright for thirty years and the late (Joan Albright), passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at his home in Darien.  Dale was born in Allentown, PA, on July 28, 1934, to the late Paul and Dorothy (Shoemaker) Albright. He grew up and attended schools in Wilson Borough, PA. He graduated from Wilson Borough High School in 1952 and was class president, student director of the band, and a member of the National Honor Society.


Dale received a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and was actively involved in the Glee Club. Upon graduation, Dale was employed at the Chemicals and Plastics Division of Union Carbide Corporation (formerly the Bakelite Co.) in Bound Brook, New Jersey, for 17 years. Beginning in 1973 he was employed as Plant Manager with Penick Corporation, A unit of CPC International. He continued as Vice President with Penco of Lyndhurst, Inc., the successor to Penick Corporation. In 1988, he joined Eastern Steel Barrel Corporation in Piscataway, NJ, as Operations Manager. From 1991 to 1993, Dale  held the position of Senior Vice President of Vectre Corporation, a privately-owned environmental consulting company in Lafayette, NJ. From 1993 until his retirement in 1996 he was president of DRA Associates Inc., a company specializing in environmental and management services to businesses.


Dale was an avid sailor. His favorite moments were at the helm, captaining his beloved boat, “Apres Ski”. He was a gourmet chef, loved to travel, and, in his later years, enjoyed learning Italian. He will be remembered for his active community service throughout the Somerset County community. He was also past Vice-Chairman of the Industrial Division, Newark Chamber of Commerce, and past President of the Central New Jersey Lafayette College Alumni Club. He directed the choir of the Presbyterian Church at Pluckemin, NJ, from 1958 to 1968. He served on the board of directors of the Somerset Chaplaincy to the Elderly from 1998 to 2003. He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church at Pluckemin and was Ruling Elder and Clerk of Session as well as a member of the choir.


In addition to his wife, Dorothy, Dale is survived by his son, Dale R. Albright, Jr., daughter-in-law, Theresa, and two granddaughters, Sarah and Stephanie. He also leaves behind his stepdaughter Emily Broeman Farnum, her husband Henry Whipple Farnum IV, and their children Henry V, Hayden, and Libby. 


He resided in Bridgewater and Bedminster, New Jersey, from 1959 to 2024 and moved to Darien, CT, in 2024.


Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday, June 25th at 12:00 p.m. in Pluckemin Presbyterian Church, 279 US-202 #206, Pluckemin, NJ 07978.  The intermentwill be private.  To leave an online condolence, please visit www.LawrenceFuneralHome.com


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