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Nov. 21, 1920 – Jan. 26, 2013

Dr. Samuel L. Albert, a dentist and former director of the dental clinic at Buffalo Psychiatric Center, died Jan. 26 in his Town of Tonawanda home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 92.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Hutchinson- Central High School and Canisius College. He was a chemist working on the Manhattan Project before attending the Georgetown University School of Dentistry. He also attended the Dewey School of Orthodontia.

A Navy veteran, he attained the rank of lieutenant commander.

Dr. Albert maintained a private practice in the Town of Tonawanda until about five years ago and headed the Psychiatric Center dental clinic for 36 years. He also taught at the University at Buffalo Dental School.

He was a member of the Eighth District Dental Guild, the Fonzi Club and the American Endodontic Society.

An avid boater and fisherman, he was a member of the Buffalo Yacht Club for more than 25 years. He also was a director at the Buffalo Trap & Field Club.

He was a member of the University Club, the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Dr. Albert was a great advocate of education and was instrumental in introducing physics courses at Nardin Academy. He also served as mentor to many students.

He enjoyed dancing and took up painting in retirement.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, the former Julia Mudra; two sons, Joseph and Dennis; three daughters, Debbi Neubeck, Michelle Reding and Julie Eberle; and a sister, Mildred Mack.

A memorial service will be held during the summer.