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Ball & Dodd Funeral Home

5100 West Wellesley Ave, Spokane, WA

OBITUARY

LTC Paul Michael Albright

July 28, 1948July 20, 2019

Paul M. Albright was born July 28, 1948 in Spokane, WA. To Ralph and Patricia Albright. Our loving brother passed away July 20, 2019. Paul grew up in the St. Aloysius parish and attended Gonzaga Preparatory High School and Gonzaga University. Paul graduated in 1970 with a degree in Microbiology and Military Science. Upon graduation he immediately entered the US Army remaining active duty for 8 years. When released from active duty he returned to school acquiring MBA from Eastern Washington University while remaining for an additional 21 years in the reserves. He retired from the service with the rank of Lt. Colonel. Paul work for Oregon Freeze Dry in Albany Oregon and remained there until he found his true calling at Guittard Chocolate Company fulfilling his passion for food and family. He was diagnosis with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma stage 4 cancer in 2009. He valiantly battle this disease for 5 years finally becoming cancer free thanks to Fred Hutchinson in Seattle WA. He is survived by his siblings Clyde and Elaine, nephews Sean (Corrina) and Aaron, loving grand nephews, niece and his loving, caring friend Rosalie Simon. The family would like to thank Guittard family, Andree Chicha, Kermit Chicha, John and Victoria Mantello, Bob and Carol Sexton for the loving support generously given to Paul through his long and difficult battles with cancer. A Rosary will be held at 9:30 am on Wednesday July 31, 2019 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church 330 E Boone Ave., Spokane, WA with Funeral Mass to follow at 10:00 am. Paul’s final resting place will be the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake, WA.

  • FAMILY

  • Paul is survived by his siblings Clyde and Elaine, nephews Sean (Corrina) and Aaron, loving grand nephews, niece and his loving, caring friend Rosalie Simon. The family would like to thank Guittard family, Andree Chicha, Kermit Chicha, John and Victoria Mantello, Bob and Carol Sexton for the loving support generously given to Paul through his long and difficult battles with cancer.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Memories

LTC Paul Michael Albright

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Michael Miller

July 31, 2019

I served with Paul in the Army reserve 91st Division. He was a great man that help me through some tough times when I was unemployed. He was able to get me a part-time gig at Guittard that helped during that time. His ability to see the good in people was a great asset. I will always remember the smile he had, with a very positive outlook. My condolences to his family to the loss of a good man.

Raymond Lovey

July 26, 2019

I served with Paul in the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea in the 1970's. He had a tough job, and did it well. We shared a liberal arts background and got to debating policy and tactics. We stayed in touch and crossed paths in SF several times over the years, and most recently in Miami. He never wavered in the spirit of his convictions as we continued an email debate since email was invented. I will miss his humor and wit.

Trisha Rice

July 25, 2019

Paul, you were a good friend for oh, so many years to my brother Bob Sexton. I know you are at rest now. I would love to meet you so visit me if your spirit is so inclined. Peace within. Trisha

Mary Flowers

July 25, 2019

I know I speak on behalf of all physicians, nurse-practitioners, physicians-assistances and nurses of Fred Hutch and SCCA who had the privilege to be involved in the care of Mr. Paul Albright in expressing our sadness for his loss.
We wish that the memories he left all of us with will help to alleviate the pain of his loss.
In the meantime, we will continue working hard in our efforts to help more patients survive cancer.
Mary Flowers, MD
On behalf of the LTFU Service at the Fred Hutch and SCCA

Lawrence Evrers

July 25, 2019

Paul and I met at Gonzaga and met again in the Army, at Ft Sill, Oklahoma. After I returned to the family farm, in Oregon, and he started working for Oregon Freeze Dried he visited many times and had several Thanksgiving dinners with us. When he worked at Guittard he would visit us in August and bring us more chocolate samples than any family could eat. One year it was over 20 pounds.
I always looked forward to his visits because he was such a a bright and well reasoned person. These visits became phone calls and texts after he became ill.
My condolences to his family on the loss of your loved one and my good friend.

Sean Albright

July 25, 2019

My beloved uncle Paul. Like your mother, you were taken from us too soon. We will always remember your quick wit, your sharp mind, and the unconditional love you had for your family, no matter what we did or said.

In the words of the ancient Church prayer, eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.

John Provinsal

July 23, 2019

My sincere condolences, Elaine. Paul's friendship was dearly held by me and by others in our college years. He loved and laughed readily with a genuine heart for those in his company. I was a young man much in need of genuine friendships in those years and Paul provided that without hesitance. He had been frequently in my prayers over these last years though I have not communicated my regard as I might have. May Paul's soul and the souls of all the faithful departed Rest In Peace in God's loving embrace.

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