WILLIAM RICHARD ALBRECHT

  • Born: August 16, 1926
  • Died: June 15, 2019
  • Location: Prescott, Arizona

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1900 St. James Place; Suite 300
Houston, TX 77056

Tribute & Message From The Family


William was born in 1926 and passed into heaven on June 15, 2019, at the age of 92. William was a resident of Prescott, Arizona. He is survived by his sons, Gary James Albrecht, with his wife Deborah, of Blairstown, N.J., and Ronald Douglas Albrecht of Morris Plains, N.J. He was predeceased by his sons, William R. Albrecht, Jr., and Jeffrey Carl Albrecht. William is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joan, and stepdaughters, Cheryl Ann Cunningham and Suzanne Anita Markham, both of Broken Arrow, OK, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a surviving Bronze Star crew member of the WWII 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 F.B.I., and then practiced law 30 plus years with Schenck, Price, Smith & King in Morristown, NJ. Upon resigning from the firm he opened his own private practice in Belvidere, NJ. During his career, he represented the Twp. of Knowlton and Town of Belvidere, NJ, several banks, hospitals and individuals. William was appointed to Judge of the Superior Court of NJ in Warren County, until his mandatory retirement at the age of 70, and moved to Prescott, AZ, in 2008.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My wife Barbara and I offer our condolences to the family of Judge Albrecht. In November 1972 we occupied a newly constructed house in Mine Hill, NJ. Unfortunately, the well water provided to our house was not potable. Judge Albrecht, then in private practice, represented us as we prosecuted a complaint filed against the builder. Despite favorable rulings at trial in Superior Court at Morristown and in the Superior Court of NJ, Appellate Division at Hackensack, the Supreme Court of NJ agreed to hear the case because of its importance to home builders throughout NJ. Judge Albrecht argued our case at Trenton in November 1978 and in March 1979 the Court ruled unanimously in our favor.

Prior to his appearance before the Supreme Court Judge Albrecht wrote to us advising that we were destined to make history in NJ with respect to the rights of a purchaser of a new home. Candidly, we wished then and wish now the opportunity had gone to someone else.

The above six-plus years were a difficult period for us. Fortunately, with the passage of time, we have long been able to look back with some perspective and appreciate how fortunate we were to have Judge Albrecht on our side in our time of trouble. The competence and stability he provided as we worried about how it would all turn out helped us persevere. RIP Judge, case closed!

Posted by Henry & Barbara McDonald - Martinsburg, WV   July 04, 2019

Sir,
I did know you personally, however I would very much like to "Thank You" for your dedicated and honorable Military Service to OUR country.
As a member of the "GREATEST GENERATION", and as a "WORLD WAR II VETERAN"; you SIR are my HERO!
At a later date we will meet in that "SPECIAL PLACE" which GOD reserves for ALL of those who have stepped forward to serve their country in a Military Uniform.
May ALL of GOD'S blessings be with your Dear Family!

Posted by Sergeant Major (E-9) Larry E. & Mrs. Sheila M. (LaBar) Williams, US Army/ Retired - TN   June 29, 2019

You have my deepest sympathy. May the God of loyal love comfort the family during your time of sorrow. Psalms 119:7

Posted by A friend   June 25, 2019

I will cherish the memories I shared with Judge Albrecht through many trials...a wonderful jurist and one of the finest men I have met in our profession. Len Artigliere

Posted by Len Artigliere - Washington, NJ   June 24, 2019

I appeared before Judge Albrecht many times over the years, and always found him to be a cordial and fair judge who treated all litigants and attorneys who appeared before him with warmth and respect. He was very well respected, and it was truly a pleasure to appear before him. He was a great credit to the bench and the bar.

Posted by Gary Moylen, Esq. - Morristown, NJ   June 24, 2019

Bill was a wonderful man, an outstanding attorney and Judge. Chris enjoyed working for Bill as a legal secretary and was honored to have Judge Albrecht preside over her swearing in ceremony. We are truly saddened by his passing.

Posted by Arnold Miniman - Johns Island, SC   June 24, 2019

I'm sorry for your loss. May the true God of comfort, comfort those mourning and bind up the brokenhearted.
Isaiah 61:1,2

Posted by Cj - TX   June 24, 2019

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Karen VanOrden - Bangor, PA - Friend   June 23, 2019

I worked with Bill for a number of years at Schenck, Price . He was an excellent lawyer and mentored me in my early days as a beginning lawyer. My sympathy and condolences go out to Joan and the family.

Posted by Jack Cornish    June 23, 2019

may the God of all comfort be with the family in this time of sorrow James 4 verse 8

Posted by A friend   June 23, 2019

May you find comfort and peace in your memories of your loved one. My the God of peace comfort you. Isaiah 61:1,2

Posted by A friend   June 23, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time.

Posted by Valerie Shingledecker - CLEBURNE, TX - Family Friend   June 18, 2019

Mike and I were truly saddened to hear about Bill's passing. Our heartfelt sympathy to all of the family. Always Mike and Pat Bubb

Posted by Michael Bubb - Mendham, NJ - Family Friend   June 18, 2019