Clayton Charles Albrecht

April 13, 1930October 3, 2012

Clayton Charles Albrecht, 82, of Raleigh, NC died peacefully at his home with family on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Clayton was an exceptional husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who was loved by everyone he touched.

Born in Pittston PA he was the son of the late Arthur and Edna Boldt Albrecht. Clayton attended West Pittston High School, served 4 years in the Navy based at New London, CT and retired as an electrical engineer with IBM for 36 years in both Kingston NY and Raleigh. Clayton was an avid bowler, golfer, reader, fisherman, and woodworker. His passion for sharing and teaching family and friends to complete challenging projects will be carried on for generations. Clayton spent 57 wonderful years married to the love of his life, Pauline Shypulefski Albrecht. Also surviving are his children, daughter Wendy and husband Brian Flaherty of Lake Wylie, SC, sons Paul and wife Becca Albrecht of Hillsborough, NC and Terry Albrecht and wife, Suzanne Molloy; his dear grandchildren Zoie, Jack, and Clayton of Asheville, NC. He will also be missed by his sister Helen Soska and husband Donald of Harding PA; brother-in-law Jerome Shypulefski and wife Carol of Korn Krests PA; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Edna Albrecht; brother, Allan Albrecht and sister-in-law, Jean Albrecht.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 20 at 11:00 am at the Mitchell Funeral Home at 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. On-line guest book at In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored if donations are made in Clayton’s memory to the West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave., West Pittston, PA 18643


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 20, 2012

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Bill Warren

October 19, 2012

I did not know Clay very well at IBM before his retirement, but got to know he and Pauline much better when my wife (then girlfriend) and I would go to many, many Bulls games at the old Durham park in the late 1980's and sit with them. Later, we would somehow happen to be in Colonial Williamsburg on the same weekends and run into them walking down the street. Again, we had a great time exploring, having lunch, dinner & drinks. Our older son (now 20) still has the little yellow wind up car Clay and Pauline bought for him when he was a year old. I am sorry that we lost touch over the years. Our condolences to Pauline and family. Clay was certainly an exceptional person.

Kevin Flaherty

October 18, 2012

To Paulie, Paul, Terry and Wendy,
Clay was a really great man. The times we had were always fun. He was always up for an adventure of any kind. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Every time I look at the dog house at Wendy and Brian's It reminds me of him.

Gene Thoman

October 11, 2012

I knew Clay as the leader of our Hillandale golf league. I guess no one else wanted the job, but we all enjoyed the benefits... an afternoon of golf with the results on your computer that evening. Clay was a friend to all of us, a friend that will be sorely missed.

Catherine Cowen

October 11, 2012

I have very fond memories of Clayton from many years ago. From reading the guest book entries, I would say Clayton was very much like his father who had those qualities too. I'm sure he will be missed by many and for me it is one more friend I look forward to seeing when our time on earth is up.

Catherine Eichmann Cowen - friend from church in Pittston.

Brad Dixon

October 11, 2012

Clay was a great help to me when I worked in Quality Assurance. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lauranette Wheeler

October 11, 2012

Paul, I am sorry for the loss of your father, Clay. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the entire family. (Lauranette Wheeler, IBM)

Bob Maynard

October 9, 2012

I have bowled with Clay for several years. We enjoyed the back and forth when were bowling against each other. I will miss him. My thoughts are with Pauline and the extended family.

Jack Albrecht

October 9, 2012

Clayton Albrecht, or as I called him Papa, was the most inspirational, kind hearted, loving, intelligent, and helpful person I know. My Papa showed me the true definition of loved and I can never so much think him for that. My Papa was one of he most amazing people you would ever meet. I loved him so much, and know he will rest in peace.

Janet Flaherty Kijak

October 9, 2012

To Wendy, Brain and family.. I know how much Clay meant to you Wendy as your father and Brian as your father in law and friend. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this very sad time. It is never easy to lose someone you love and admire, but hold all those memories close to you and may God give you strength and peace.
Janet and Tom

Dan Brown

October 7, 2012

man that just lit up a room when he entered,he had a wonderful sense of humor. I'm glad I had the privilege to know and spend time with him.he was a true friend who will be missed dearly.