Larry Gordon Albright

December 13, 1935August 9, 2010

Larry Gordon Albright December 13, 1935—August 9, 2010 Resident of Castro Valley

Larry was born to Jeanne Forrest Albright and Howard Albright Dec. 13, 1935 in Chico CA. The family then moved to San Diego. As a teen, he and his mother moved to Oakland, CA. He graduated from Fremont High School and attended Oakland City College where he was their football quarterback. Larry joined the San Leandro Police Dept. in 1962. He served for 30 years. He was active in youth football as head coach of San Leandro Pop Warner and Crusaders Football organization for many years. Larry enjoyed golf and playing senior softball. He is survived by his wife Sheila, son David and wife Laurie and grandsons Conner and Jacob; son Daniel and wife Tony and children Ty and Hannah. Service will be held Friday, Aug 20th 11:AM at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church at 3427 Somerset Ave. Castro Valley, CA. In lieu of Flowers the family prefers donations be made to the San Leandro Crusaders. P.O. Box 904 San Leandro, CA 94577


  • Memorial Service Friday, August 20, 2010

Larry Gordon Albright

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leonard van dusen

November 13, 2010

I was searching info regarding the crusaders,and was sad to see Coach Albright had passed...i had played just one season for the jr. crusaders,and was fortunate enough to have been coached by quite a few really knowledgeable and passionate coaches..i worked very hard to be as good as possible,and was rewarded with always being a starter on both sides of the field,and special was very pleasing to get recognition from the coaching staff,as i had tremendous respect for them...although i really seemed to like,and get along with all the coaches,it seemed that Coach Albright was my favorite...He had taken the time to give me a chance to be a starter by speaking up for me,putting me in practice situations,and pulling me aside to be a little more detailed with seemed he was always the one to ensure i had a "voice"with the coaching decisions,and i was pleased to prove his backing of my efforts to be short,i felt like he was my father on the field,always there to instruct ,correct,or even just lighten up my serious competitive effort with a little joking around(i obtained the nickname "Layback Lenny" from CoachAlbright).the coaches were all great to us,and we were a perfect 10-0 team(1977,i believe),but the extra effort i recieved from Coach Albright really touched my heart,even to this day.not having a father(he had just passed in a motorcycle accident),and with the coaches not knowing that,,i can say ,they all really left a good impression on my heart for their care to help me,in one of my favorite endeavors i ever took on in my life,playing for the undefeated San Leandro Crusaders...i thank all of the coaches,but have a bit more thanks for Coach Albright for the extra time He gave me ,when i really needed it...THANKS FOR YOUR LOVE COACH LARRY ALBRIGHT,AND MAY OUR GOD JESUS BLESS YOU FOREVERMORE......Leonard VanDusen

Richard Martinez

November 8, 2010

Dear Coach Albright....thank you for dedicating your time and energy to the development of boys to men through the game of football. Your coaching has helps me in more ways than you'll ever know. A part of you lives in me and has made me a better man, father and husband.

I will miss you Coach Albright but will never forget you.

Thank you and may you rest in peace Coach.

Richard Martinez, Jr.
San Leandro Crusaders, 1976

September 10, 2010

I was very sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Larry represented all that is good in a human being. Sheila, I am so very sorry for your loss. Carlos J. Barron (Houston, Texas)

Franny Syufy

September 3, 2010

It was so sad to read of Larry's passing. He was a good, kind man, an outstanding police officer and respected and liked by all who knew him. My sincere sympathy to Sheila, their children, and family.

Jeff and Marci Montero (The MuttHut)

August 21, 2010

We are so sorry to hear about Larrys passing. We thought of him as one of our MuttHut family members. The stories he told us will be with us forever. I will miss his tuesday visits, we knew when he would be there and waited for another wonderful story. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jeff and Marci (The MuttHut)

August 21, 2010

We are so sorry to hear about Larry. He became a part of our MuttHut family and will always be remembered as so. The stories he would tell to us will always be remembered. We will miss his Tuesday visits every week but will think of him often. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Patrice Linde

August 20, 2010

Dear Sheila, Dan, Dave and families,
We really loved having Larry become part of our family when Dan married Tanya. He had the greatest personality, always a story to tell, and just loved people. He and Ted really bonded when they had the chance to hang out together. We'll always remember the glimmer in his eye; the big smile on his face, and his ready hugs of welcome. What a nice man he was, what an example he left, and he will be missed by many. To all the family, we know you have such wonderful memories to keep him alive in your hearts and minds. He will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, dear friend, Larry.
Ted and Patrice Linde, Tacoma, WA

Karen Harper

August 19, 2010

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Larry. He was loved by many. He was one person that was respected by all. My deepest sympathy to his family.

Ken Rivera

August 18, 2010

I remember Larry bantering about baseball with my Mom and Dad, and he finding out that he was third best in the group. I will miss Larry. But in my heart, like my wife Janice said, you have a great threesome going up there, Danny Townsend, Del Dehn and Larry. Hit them straight, hit them long, and most of all enjoy.

Renee Winn(Nichols)

August 17, 2010

I am sorry to hear of Larry's passing.I have fond memories of Larry from my days in the Police Cadets and watching him play softball for the PD. May you rest in peace. My prayers go out to his family.