“Dick” (David Richard) Albertson
After a brief hospitalization near his home (since 1988) in Issaquah, “Dick” (David Richard) Albertson passed away peacefully on September 23. He was born in Denver on November 27, 1931, and married in Seattle on his 22nd birthday in 1953 to his surviving wife, Donna May Albertson. They had 3 children and now have 3 grown grandchildren. Dick’s career work began in Renton as a teacher and principal (‘53-’64), leading ultimately to his part in launching a new professional field called “Organization Development,” which occupied the next 30 years of his life and took him to Washington, D. C. (with summers in Bethel, ME) and Ellensburg, WA (to teach at CWU) before he became an independent consultant in 1980. In retirement his loves included his wife and family, gardening and the house, his church and the choir, and mostly the annual winter vacations to Maui. His life was celebrated on Saturday, September 27, 2pm at the Renton First United Methodist Church. Remembrances can be made to RFUMC Memorial Garden Project (2201 NE 4th St, Renton, WA 98056).