Edwin D Albaugh, Jr
By Phillip R Smith   
June 25, 2013

Edwin D. Albaugh, Jr (1935-2013)

Edwin D. Albaugh, Jr., 78, of Frederick, MD, died June 20, at his home in Fairfield, PA. He was the son of Helen Elizabeth Rosenberry and Horace Zacharias Opel, Sr., and Edwin D. Albaugh, Sr., all deceased.

He will be remembered by longtime partner Becky McCutcheon Griffin and her family; former wife Annemarie Albaugh; son Strawinski Albaugh and wife Jean; daughter Kirsten Albaugh Wolter and husband Dave; grandson Kai Opel Wolter; brother Horace “Chick” Opel, Jr. and wife Wendy; Marsha Opel, widow of brother Rickey Jay Opel, and her family; and beloved canine companion “Tobey.”

Mr. Albaugh worked in print journalism as editor and/or writer for 30-plus years (Baltimore Sun, Washington Star, U.S. News & World Report). Weekly chess columns appeared in The Sunday Star, The Sunday Sun and The Washington Times. He contributed to Chess Life (1986 Chess Journalist of the Year) and New in Chess. Poems appeared in Mimeo, Michigan’s Voices (early '60s); Branches, Roguescholars, Mad Poets Society, Gin Bender, Main Street Rag (after 2000).

Obituary submitted by Kirsten Albaugh Wolter.

Edwin D Albaugh, Jr may you rest in peace.