Karl Albrecht passed away 5/27/2017

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Karl Albrecht passed away 5/27/2017

Postby JR Smith on Mon May 29, 2017 2:51 pm




I received a phone call from Brian Hinkle Sunday evening telling me Karl Albrecht of Bay City, MI passed away May 27, 2017; He explained Karl's wife Laurie call him overtaken with grief and distraught. He didn't get a lot of details except Karl didn't want a public funeral but would be cremated.

Brian informed me about a nice picture of Karl in his 20's on page 8 in Ryan's Big League Checkers which you may access on Jake Kacher's Straight Checker Library. http://checkersusa.com/books/ Actual link to book: http://checkersusa.com/books/straight/Ryan_Big_League_Checkers.pdf you may download the pdf file. Brian knows a lot of history and accomplishments about Karl. Hopefully he or Bill Salot, Anthony Bishop, Alan Millhone, Ray Shelly etc. will write up a respectable obituary for Karl, a “checker epitaph” about this Master Player and what he gaveback to ACF and our checker community. I was never fortunate enough to meet or know Karl. I made sure his Life-Time subscription was changed to Karl D. Albrecht c/o Carriage Home, 2394 Midland Road, East 38 A, Bay City, MI 48706. I also sent him tournament postcards even though I knew he could not attend. Laurie called Alan Millhone Dec. 16, 2016 who called me about his final stage of 5 Parkinson, in a nursing home and wanted the ACFB mailed there. Laurie Albrecht phone 989-686-8488. Brian Hinkle, 611 Peruque Dr., O'Fallon, MO 63366-2737 636-272-1901 sbhinkle@charter.net
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