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Paul F. Albert

Albert, Paul F. Age 82, Chicago native. Retired member of Chicago Fire Department 36+ years, the last 25 years as lieutenant at H&L 47 and at Engine 102. U.S. Air Force veteran of Korean conflict. Member of North Side Fire Brigade and Brotherhood of the Barrel. Loving husband of Mary Jo (nee Grealish-Keaney) and the late Dorothea (nee Waldert-Frederich); father of Erika, Heidi (Joe) Fruzyna; stepfather of Peggy (Thomas) Herrington; grandfather "Opa" to many, including Sean, Ryan and Meghan Herrington; uncle of many. Preceded in death by parents, Karl and Julia Albert; stepfather, Richard Kulleck; and siblings, Carl (Kathy Williams), Tom (Jane Lynch), Jack, and Maryann "Dolly" Teece. Paul enjoyed black powder shooting; participating in re-enactments and camping in Prairie du Chein, WI; gardening; leatherwork; and meeting friends at Galter LifeCenter. Paul always went out of his way to help others and do the right thing. He was an endless source of wisdom, with a quick wit. Paul was loved by many and will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, 155 E. 55th St., NY, NY 10022. Funeral Monday, December 2, 9:30 a.m. from Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago to St. Edward Church for Mass at 10:00 a.. Interment private. Visitation Sunday 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Info 773-736-3833 or visit Paul's memorial at www.smithcorcoran.com.
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Nov. 30, 2013
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