Philip Albight, the second child of nine, died in Scranton PA, the city where he was born and lived his entire life. He was the son of George and Mary Ann (Jones) Albright and brother to Leah (Fey), Mary (Mitchell), Elizabeth, Helen (Withers), Fred, John, James, and George Jr.
Uncle Phil was employed as a machinist for the Lackawanna Railroad until his retirement in 1957. He was a member of the International Asso. of Machinists, Lodge 380, and a member of Simpson Methodist Church, Scranton. Rev. Rexford Crounse of the church officiated at his funeral service.
Surviving him were his wife, the former Helen Bartholomew, his son William, and grandson William. All his brothers and one sister (Elizabeth who died at age three) predeceased him.
Uncle Phil & Aunt Helen lived for many years in a duplex at 538 N. Hyde Park Ave. with his parents living in the other side of the house. He later moved a few blocks away to 1303 Schlager St. in a duplex next to his son Billy and his wife. I remember visiting them many times and they always seemed to enjoy seeing their nieces and nephews. As far back as I can remember, Uncle Phil was afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis and suffered greatly with this condition.
William W Albright
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