Richard Earl Albrich

October 29, 1926October 16, 2013
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Our beloved husband and father passed away October 16, 2013. Richard was born in Portland and resided there all his life. He was born on October 29, 1926 and attended Holy Redeemer grade school and Benson Polytechnic High School. After high school he entered the military during World War II and after his discharge he was hired by Pacific Northwest Bell painting stripes at the auto pool parking garage for $136 a month. In 1947 he married Gerry Medak and together they had four children, Karin, David, Bill and Rick. Dick worked faithfully for PNB for almost 40 years. Our fondest memories are the yearly summer vacations at the Oregon coast. On a very meager budget we had the time of our lives. Upon retirement, Dick and Gerry spent their time camping with his brother and sister-in-law John and Joyce Medak. They visited many campsites throughout Oregon. They enjoyed fishing and bike riding and just seeing so many parts of the state he never saw as a child. When he entered his advanced years and declining health set in, he was forced to slow down but fought it every step of the way. He epitomized a man of deep resolve, character and integrity. He will live in our hearts forever. Our heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation to the Kaiser Hospice team whose wonderful care and support will forever be appreciated.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Richard Earl Albrich

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Bob Medak

October 30, 2013

Our beloved uncle was always the kindest of gentle souls. He always had a bright hello for his nieces and nephews every time you would see him. We always remember him as the phone man who would always fix our fathers phones. Uncle Dick will be missed and the Medaks of aloha, Bob Cathy and kids give our warmest condolences to Aunt Jerry and our cousins.

Matt Neal

October 30, 2013

I wish to extend my condolences to Dick's wife Gerry, as well as his children and family. God bless you.

Anthony Medak

October 28, 2013

Dearest Family of Richard Albrich,

I join with so many others who knew Dick in offering our deepest sympathy on his passing. Although it is little consolation at this sad time, it should be of some satisfaction to know that in his passing you can celebrate the end of a very long and productive life.

The measure of a life well-lived is not in how much money one has or what possessions they have accumulated, but rather through the lives they touched and the sorrow they leave behind. If the outpouring of sympathy on his loss is any indication, and it most certainly is, you can proudly and confidently say that his indeed was a life well-lived.
May you find peace and comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew and loved Dick.

In Sympathy,
Anthony, Ana and Dominick Medak

October 27, 2013

Enjoyed hiking with Dick and my brother Bob in the hills off of Germantown Road in West Portland in the 1940s Ronald Ochs

October 25, 2013

We miss you so much Grandpa and Great- Grandpa! Love Karyl, Gavin, and Bella

Barb Chord

October 22, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing Dick busy working in your yard and him passing me raspberries over the fence.

Where does the time go? Seems like it wasn't that long ago we were all young parents.

My heart and prayers go out to you Gerry and your family. Dick will be missed. He was a good man.