Albert Joseph Stürm, 94, of East Hampton, CT and formerly of Danbury, CT., passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Middlesex Hospice. Born on September 16, 1926 in Bronx, NY, he was the son of German immigrants, the late Rose and Joseph Stürm. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Heidi Edith Stürm. He is survived by his daughters Lisa Taylor and Linda Stürm-Ribeiro, son-in-law, Leo Ribeiro, his grandchildren Crystal and Kayleigh Taylor, and Sasha and Scott Ribeiro. He is also survived by his first cousin, Paul Jahn, in Kentucky, who he considered his baby brother.
Albert’s parents immigrated from Germany to the US hoping for a better life for their family. As the Great Depression began, however, such a life became nearly impossible, and Albert was sent to Germany to live with his grandparents. Although he returned to New York City when he was eight years old, he always considered himself German as well as American, and was always proud to celebrate his German heritage. Albert was a vivacious teenager and young adult, who was always enjoying athletics and activities with his many friends. He loved to canoe, he was a proud soccer player, swimmer, gymnast, and quite the dancer - known to dance a mean Polka!
Albert remained active in his community until his late 80s, camping, dancing non-stop and attending every Oktoberfest in the tri-state area with his long-time love, the late Lillian Stigell. Professionally, Albert worked as an Electronic Engineer as well as an Electrician. He was most proud, perhaps, as a part of the team at IBM that created early memory for computers called “Bubbles.” He was always proud to say that some of the technology he worked on at IBM actually landed on the moon! A veteran, Albert served in the US Army and received an Honorable Discharge in 1946.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Danbury Memorial Funeral Home, 117 South Street, Danbury, CT. 06810 with a Prayer Service to begin at 2:30 p.m. Albert will be laid to rest beside his beloved daughter Heidi, at the Long Island National Cemetery on Monday, June 7, 2021.
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