Albert R. Orsinger

August 3, 1924June 14, 2013

Albert R. Orsinger departed this life on Friday, June 14, 2013. Albert was a native of San Antonio, where he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, and where he met the love of his life, Jeanne French. Albert and Jeanne married in March of 1943, a marriage that lasted 69 years until Jeanne’s death in May of 2012. Albert served in the U.S. Army artillery during World War II, where he was stationed in Hawaii. That experience started a life-long attachment to Hawaii, which Albert and Jeanne visited frequently.

After the war ended, Albert earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin. Albert and Jeanne moved to Dallas, where Albert worked selling scientific equipment used in oil and gas exploration. Albert moved to research at Texas Instruments, where he received a patent for devising a method for submerged submarines to locate other submerged submarines through triangulation using sonar. Albert eventually established his own business where he designed and manufactured test equipment used by the telephone industry as it moved from hard-wired connections to digital switching. After Albert retired, he and Jeanne moved from Dallas, their home of 40 years, back to San Antonio, where they rekindled their San Antonio relationships with old friends from high school and college. Albert and Jeanne joined the First Presbyterian Church, which had been Albert’s family’s church since his mother was a young girl. Albert was especially fond of his membership in San Antonio’s Conopus Club, which he served as President in 2000. Albert loved electronics his entire life, starting with the first crystal radio set he received as a boy. Albert played chess, loved solving puzzles of all sorts, and spent many hours playing board games with his family.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents Gunther and Mary Louise Deutsch Orsinger, his beloved wife, Jeanne, his brother, Charles, and sister-in-law, Sissy. Albert is survived by his son Richard, Albert’s grandson Stephen and his wife Ann, and great grandchildren Odysseus and Ariadne, as well as his nephew and nieces Ward, Gay and Jana.

Graveside services will be held at 10am on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Sunset Memorial Park, with Pastor Richard Lounsbery of First Presbyterian Church officiating. There will be a reception immediately following at Sunset Funeral Home. Friends are invited to both events.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the First Presbyterian Church in memory of Albert. The family would especially like to thank Lupe Mojica, who worked for Albert and Jeanne for more than a decade and who provided loving care to Albert in his later years. The family also thanks Albert’s care givers, Jason, José, and Lydia, for their assistance.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Albert R. Orsinger

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Charlie Jeffers

June 19, 2013

Richard, Just a note to let you and your family how priviledged I was to have known Albert through the Conopus Club. He was always a delight to be with, and he is already missed ! sincerely, Charlie Jeffers

June 19, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Sharon Dosé

June 17, 2013

To the Orsinger family, my prayers are with you during this difficult time. From what I have read Richard and Stephen, your father and grandfather, lived an extraordinary life and lived his life to the fullest. I pray that you all find comfort with each other, and know that your beloved father and grandfather is back home with his true love and our Heavenly Father.

RIP Mr. Orsinger, and God bless all of your family and friends.