ALBERT, HYDEN ALLEN (1926 ~ 1998)
The following obituary was taken from the Austin American-Statesman, April 8, 1998.
H. A. Albert, age 71, of Austin, died Sunday, April 5, 1998. Mr. Albert was born July 13, 1926, in Austin, Texas. He was one of four children born to Hyden and Anna Albert. He attended Austin Public Schools, Southwest Texas State University and The University of Texas.
He served in the Air Corps during World War II and was employed by the Texas Department of Public Safety for 42 years. While with the D.P.S., he assisted in procuring and implementing the successful Automated Fingerprint Identification System (A.F.I.S.).
Mr. Albert was active in many organizations relating to the identification field. He served as a member of the F.B.I. National Crime Information Center Advisory Policy Board from 1985 to 1990. He was President of International Association for Identification from 1984 to 1985, chairman of the Board of Polygraph Examiners from 1965 to 1969, President of the Texas division of International Association for Identification from 1960 to 1961, Director and Vice President of the American Polygraph Association, President of the Texas D.P.S. Credit Union National Defense Executive Reservist, U.S. Office of Civil Defense in 1971, Chairman of the NCIC Western Region Working Group from 1983 to 1985, and President of the Texas Association of Polygraph Examiners from 1970 to 1971, retiring D.P.S. in 1990.
Mr. Albert was lifetime member of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church where he served on the Board of Deacons, Secretary of the Church Council, Teller Group and Usher Staff.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother, Victor Albert and sister, Joylene Albert.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Mary; son, Allen Albert, of Austin; brother, John C. Albert, and his wife, Jo, of Crossville, Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Samuel Zumwalt officiating, followed by burial in the Texas State Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Albert Seiter, Albert Moeller, Ed Nehring, David Sikes, Gus Grosskopf and Lyman Greer. Honorary Pallbearers are Friends of the Lake Travis, John Speed, Bill Kopek, Jimmy Williams, Dewey Cooper, Dennis Davis, John Murray, Jim Sarber, Mel Pennington, James Chelf, Della Robbins, Bob Jackson and Dawn Jak.
Memorials may be made to St. Martin’s Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, 606 W. 15th Street, Austin, or a favorite charity.
The family would like to offer special thanks to Drs. William Woodward, Robert Askew Jr., Kenneth Kroll, George Williford, and T. B. Tucker; the nurses and aids of the IMC Unit and the Fifth Floor South at Seton Hospital for their exceptional care and kindness to Mr. Albert.
Services are under the direction of Amey Funeral Home, 7811 Rockwood Lane, two blocks east of Mopac, south of W. Anderson Lane. 452-4001.