In memory of
Albert, David David Albert, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, October 15, at Stamford Hospital. A longtime resident of Cos Cob, he was born in Waterbury and lived in Naugatuck before moving to Queens, N.Y., where he attended Jamaica High School. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Japan. After graduating with honors in 1951 from Ohio University and in 1954 from Yale Law School, he moved to Greenwich, where he worked as an attorney and later became a founding senior partner of the Greenwich law firm, Albert Pastore and Ward. David had many hobbies, including a love of music, gardening, reading, hunting, poker and worldwide traveling, and he devoted much time to his family and philanthropic interests. He held every office in the Greenwich Lions Club. He served as chairman of the board of trustees and president of Temple Sholom, as a member of United Way of Greenwich, the Greenwich chapter of the American Red Cross, the YMCA of Greenwich and as president of the Rehabilitation Center of Greenwich/Stamford. Until his death, David volunteered at the Neighbor to Neighbor nonprofit charity in Greenwich and regularly attended meetings of the Retired Men's Association of Greenwich. In 1952, David married the late Ruth Jackson Albert, who also attended Jamaica High School, though they did not meet until later. David is survived by three daughters, Beth, Dana and Hilary; sons-in-law Ashley Stone and Harvey Araton; Hilary's partner Herman Stuhl; four grandchildren, Devon Albert-Stone, Emma Albert-Stone, Alexander Araton and Charles Araton; a brother-in-law, Roger Jackson; sisters-in-law, Susan LaRosa Ovans and Judith Beckwith; a nephew, Mark Kleiman; a niece, Kelly Kleiman, and a family friend, Sylvia Gordon. A funeral service will be held Sunday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m. at Temple Sholom, 300 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Following the funeral, the family will receive visitors at 23 Clover Place, Cos Cob 06807. In lieu of flowers, donations in David's name can be made to the Greenwich Lions Club, the Neighbor to Neighbor charity in Greenwich and the Cos Cob Library.
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