|Albert E. Gedraitis|
|By Phillip R Smith|
|January 29, 2010|
Albert E. Gedraitis (1932-2010)
Albert E. Gedraitis, a USCF life member from Bethany, Connecticut, died January 25, 2010 in Yale New Haven Hospital.
He was 77. He was born August 17, 1932 in Waterbury, Connecticut, the son of Anthony and Mary (Arnold) Gedraitis. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving five years during the Korean War. Mr. Gedraitis worked many years as a slitter at the New Haven Copper Co. before he retired. Previously, he worked at several steel mills.
He was founder and a former president of the Waterbury Chess Club. Besides chess, he enjoyed gardening and watching classic movies.
He leaves his wife, Julia (Longobardi) Gedraitis; a son, John Gedraitis of Waterbury; two brothers, Anthony Gedraitis of Waterbury and Raymond Arnold of New York; an aunt, and several nephews and nieces. His funeral was held January 29 from the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home in Naugatuck, Connecticut, with a service in St. Vincent Ferrer Church. Burial with full military honors was in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck.
Obituary submitted by George Mirijanian, Massachusetts Chess Association
Albert E. Gedraitis - May you rest in peace.