Crossing the Bar – Commodore Arnold Jacob Albrecht

Thursday, April 17, 2014


National Commodore Thomas C. Mallison regrets to inform you

of the death of Coast Guard Auxiliary family member


Commodore Arnold Jacob Albrecht

PDCO – District Ninth Eastern Region


A memorial  gathering will be held

on Saturday, April 19, 2014,

at Bangs Funeral Home,

209 W. Green Street,

Ithaca, NY

from 1100 – 1300.

Burial will be private



Commodore Albrecht was a member of the Auxiliary for 41 years.

With the beginning of WWII, he joined the Coast Guard (Merchant Marine) as a merchant engineer, and was Honorably Discharged August 15, 1945. In 1946 he accepted a job with Therm Electric Meters Company, Inc. (now Therm Inc.) as a toolmaker. He became a dedicated employee of Robert R. Sprole, becoming a machine designer and Chief Engineer. One career accomplishment was the manufacture of turbine wheels and impellers for both the Saturn and Atlas Rockets. He retired from Therm Inc. (1986) after 40 years.

As a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Ithaca, NY, he held positions of Coxswain, Instructor, Courtesy Marine Examiner, and Flotilla Commander. He became a Division Captain, and District Commodore.. He was the Historian for Flotilla, Division, and the Region. He was a life member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, a Coast Guard Veteran (WWII), a member of the Ithaca Yacht Club, Liederkranz of Syracuse and National Association of Past Commodores.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Coast Guard Auxiliary Association at or to the Tompkins County SPCA, 1640 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.

The following is a link to COMO Albrecht’s Obituary:


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