St. Peter's Union Church Cemetery Macungie (PA) - USA
1944/09/26 ~ USA79 ~ William Harrison Albitz
William H. Albitz died at his late home, Barto R.D., near Huffs Church, yesterday. Born in Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County, he was a son of the late Ambrose and Susanna, nee Nuss, Albitz. Of Lutheran faith, he was a member of St. Peter’s church, Macungie R.D. Survivors are three brothers: John Albitz, Palm; Alvin Albitz, Barto R.D.; and Howard Albitz, Pennsburg. Brief services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Hoffman funeral home, 221 Main St., East Greenville, with further services at 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s church, Macungie R.D., with the Rev. D. C. Kaufman officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
1944/09/19 ~ USA79 ~ Llewllyn J. Albitz
La Crosse (WI) - USA
1944/07/24 ~ USA72 ~ Leonard J. Albitz
1944/05/23 ~ USA79 ~ John Franklin Albitz
Plan Rites For Veteran
J.F. Albitz Jr. To Receive Military Burial on Sunday
Boyertown, April 23 - Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. John F. Albitz Sr., of 518 East Third St., this borough, from the Memorial Devision Office of the Quartermaster General, of the arrival of the body of their son, John Franklin Albitz Jr., 20. AMM 3c, USNR, on the U.S.S. James O'Hara in New York City.
Albitz, who was with the Aircraft Carrier Service Unit No. 8, U.S. Navy, was killed in an auto accident on May 23, 1944, on Green Island in the Southwest Pacific.
When he enlisted in Reading, December 31, 1942, he resided with his parents at 615 Rhoads Ave.
He trained at Bainbridge, Md., and was transferred to Jacksonville Naval Air Base, where he was graduated as aviation machinist mate third class. He was also gratuated from gunner's and radar schools. In January, 1944, he went with his outfit to the Pacific area where he was stationed at New Caledonia and New Hebrides, and was awarded a Presidential Certificate of Honor.
He was born in Boyertown, November 16, 1923, attended Washington grade school and was graduated from Boyertown High School, Class of 1941. He was active in basketball and football at high school. He was employed as a straightener at Doehler Die Casting Corporation, Pottstown, and was a member of St. Columbskill's Catholic Church.
Besides his parents, John F. and Marie (Herr) Albitz, there survive these brothers and sisters: James Henry, of town; Muriel Edith, wife of George Stufflet [Stofflet], Pennsburg; Sergt. Josephine Marie, with the WAC, at Fort Myers, Va.; Jean Anna, wife of Paul Stauffer, Bally; Mary Jane and Marion Kathryn, at home; also the paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Albitz, Bechtelsville, and the maternal grandfather, Mr. Luther Herr, Reading.
Funeral from the Schwenk Funeral home, 124 West Philadelphia Ave., on Saturday at 8:15 a.m. Requiem High Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Bally, at 9 a.m., the Rev. B.H. Creamers, officiating. Military honors will be in charge of Boyertown Post 3487, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Charles B. Yerger Post, 471 American Legion, this place. Interment in the Bally Catholic Cemetery.
1944/XX/XX ~ GER00 ~ Erwin Otto Fritz Albitz