John B. Albrecht

July 1, 1924May 31, 2011

John Brent Albrecht, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away at age 86 years; on May 31, 2011 at Bethany Village. He is preceded in death by his two sisters, Jean McIntosh and Joyce Clements. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joan Hopkins Albrecht, his children; Debbie L. Albrecht and Jeff Steinberg, Dan and Denise Albrecht, and Joseph and Christine Albrecht, his brother and wife Dr. Joseph M. and Peggy Albrecht and grandchildren Rachael Elaine Albrecht and John Brent Albrecht, II. He was a graduate of local Roosevelt High School in Dayton, Ohio and Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. He proudly served his country as a veteran of two foreign wars (World War II and the Korean War) as a pharmacist’s mate (corpsman), in the United States Navy. John spent a lifetime working as pharmaceutical sales representative for William S Merrill and CIBA-Geigy. He was a member of Belmont United Methodist Church, the Lions Club and the Pharmaceutical Association. Memorial services will be held June 18 at 11 AM, at Belmont United Methodist Church, 2701 S. Smithville Rd.. Dayton, Ohio. Family greeting will be between 10 and 11 AM or following the service. John was loved by all and known for his friendly smile, love for helping others and his favorite motto: ”keep schmiling ! ”. He will be greatly missed but is at peace with his celestial family. We would encourage you to share your favorite stories about John by letter or at In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to: Belmont United Methodist Church or Otterbein University (formerly College).


  • Visitation Saturday, June 18, 2011
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 18, 2011

John B. Albrecht

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June 16, 2011

I'll always remember Mr. Albrecht's kindness, humor and love of sports and pinochle. He always set a great example (except for the tattered navy cap).

Scott Brockett

I am so sorry for your loss. The few times I met Mr. Albrecht he was very kind to me. I also enjoyed his humor.
Susan Kosowski

Fran and Gene Ross

June 15, 2011

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Charlie Fatone

June 14, 2011

John was a loyal friend and business partner when we worked together covering the Dayton area for Ciba from 1969 to 1981. We ate often at the Pancake House to discuss many subjects.
I will remember John as a person who truly cared about people.

Mary Lovins

June 13, 2011

He was a lovely man and I am honored to have known him and his family.
Mary Lovins
Physical Therapy Dept.

June 13, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to the Albrecht family. He will be very missed. Jean & Scott Sykora

Chrissie Albrecht

June 13, 2011

My father-in-law (Dad) John meant so very much to me. He was such a special man in my life. I met his wonderful son Joe in 1989 and I knew he was the most loving and kind man I had ever met. We were married in 1992 and it was at that time, during our wedding reception that my gracious father-in-law asked me to dance with him for the Father and Daughter dance. We danced to "Through the Years" by Kenny Rogers, one of my all time favorites. As I had lost my own father in 1987 my new "Dad" knew how much I loved and missed him, as I spoke of him quite often. Dad stepped right up to the plate and for the next 19 years he was not only a wonderful father to me in every sense of the word, but he was my friend. I always enjoyed his visits to Chicago and taking him to our favorite Italian Restaurants. I could tell by the constant smile on his face how much he enjoyed those times. We would get together with my family and enjoy the evening to the fullest! Dad, I will always love you and hold you close in my heart. I miss our great conversations we shared over the years and by knowing you and seeing how beautifully you lived your life everyday, I came to realize how my husband came to be the wonderful man he is and I Thank You for that! I am truly grateful for knowing you and am a better person for it! God Bless You Dad!
Your Daugher-in-Law,

Tara Boehmer

June 13, 2011

Debbie,Joan & family,
I had the pleasure of taking care of John at Bethany When I was a nurse aide.What a great family he was blessed with!I enjoyed his charming blue eyes!He was such a nice guy!I then had the pleasure of seeing him again here at mvh about a month ago.I am so sorry to hear about his passing,i know how much you guys cared gor thinking of you guys!

cher& rich grano

June 13, 2011

our deepest sympathy to the albrecht family

cher & rich grano

June 13, 2011

our deepest sympathy to the albrecht family --rich & cher grano

Ed and Marilyn Cromer

June 12, 2011

John was a wonderful person and is remembered with love.