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Martin Sherman Albright

Martin Sherman Albright, 72, of Malvern passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at Aultman Hospital, following a sudden illness.

Born Dec. 20, 1939, in Carroll County, he was the son of John and Mary (Dickerhoof) Albright.

He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

He was the owner of Albright Animal Control for 35 years.  He worked for 21 years as X-ray head technician at Weber Dental Manufacturing; 10 years as a yardman at Crowl Lumber; one year as a laborer for the Hoover Company; and for four years as a laborer for Rose Township. He worked for many years as an Ohio Bureau of Employment Services Disabled Veteran Representative.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association, life member of National Trappers Association, life member of Ohio State Trappers Association, Boy Scout Counselor-Malvern Troop 155, Malvern Jaycees, Carroll County Coon Hunters Club, Prosperity Fox Hunters, and served 18 years on the Carroll County Veterans Service Commission Board.

He is survived by his mother, Mary (Dickerhoof) Albright of Waynesburg; his wife of 45 years, Esther Sue (Felton) Albright; a son, Martin H. (Dardi) Albright of Minerva; two daughters, Dawn M. Kaufman of Malvern and Jennifer A. (Rich) Gross of Lewis Center, OH; grandchildren, Margo Albright, Ashley Kerr, Morgan Albright, Josh Kerr, Emily Kaufman, Donald Gross, and Jack Gross; and three brothers, George J. (Margaret) Albright of North Canton, John T. (Jody) Albright of Waynesburg, and Glenn E. (Vickie) Albright of Magnolia.

He is preceded in death by his father, John C. Albright; a brother, Clement Michael Albright; and sister, Betty Albright.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Celebrants Fr. Victor Cinson and Fr. Matthew Albright. Calling hours will be held Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.  A vigil prayer service will be held at 8:45 p.m. Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's of Morges Bell Fund.  Friends may express condolences at www.bartleyfuneralhome.com.

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