In Memory

George Douglas Albert - Class Of 1934

George Douglas Albert

George Douglas Albert, was born in Elkhart, Indiana on June 29, 1917 and he died peacefully on January 7, 2008 at Stanford Hospital.  He was married to Mary Valentine Albert for 66 years, who predeceased him on October 30, 2007.  They are survived by sons, Peter Harvey Albert of Oakland, and Lawrence Valentine Albert of Anchorage, Alaska.

Doug Albert grew up in Southern California, graduating from South Pasadena High and then matriculating to Cal Tech.  He transferred to Stanford University and graduated with a B.A. in engineering in 1938.  He earned his M.S. in aeronautical enginering from MIT in 1940.  Doug contributed to the war effort by designing aircraft at Lockheed, Northrop, Kaiser, and at Hughes Aircraft.  At Northrop he helped pioneer the use of titanium in aircraft manufacture.  He assisted in the design of B-24 and B-25 bombers, fighter aircraft and the Hughes Spruce Goose.  After the war he was a mechanical engineer for several companies.  He started Albert Air Conveyor Corp., specializing in pneumatic conveying systems, which lead to six patents of invention.

Doug and Muffie Albert lived in Piedmont for 42 years, and then moved to the Sequoias in Portola Valley for 10 years.  They enjoyed many friends in Piedmont and classmates from Stanford.  He shared with Muffie the love of gardening, and their vacations at their summer home "Fernwood" on Huckleberry Island in the Santa Cruz Mountains.