Date Created: 02/24/2016
Last Updated: 03/04/2016

In loving memory of Albrecht Frank Hering
11/14/1938 - 2/10/2016

Location: Plantation, Florida

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This memorial was created in honor of Albrecht "Honest Al" Frank Hering of Plantation, Florida. Albrecht was born on November 14, 1938 in Jamaica, New York and passed on February 10, 2016. Albrecht was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all friends and family.

Albrecht was full of love and kindness for his family and friends around the world and wished good fortune and health for you all. His optimism and zest for life showed in all he did. His absence leaves a void that cannot be filled.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Ana Victoria, three daughters, Kimberly Anne Filby, Ana-Klara Hering Anderson, and Alejandra Hering Brutton, their husbands, Steve, Steve and Brandon, and 5 granddaughters, Kelley , Brooke, Julia, Sofia, and Skylar, and a grandson, Erik Albrecht, on the way, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Al had a life filled with adventure, service, experience and education. He lived in 14 countries and traveled to 48, spoke five languages and was learning another, played guitar, harmonica, piano and accordion, and loved sailing "Opa's Girl" and riding his many bikes. He was an avid hiker and skier, having traversed slopes around the world. He earned his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University and his Masters from the New School. He was a very proud veteran of the Army and served as an officer in the Airborne Rangers. He had successful careers as a social economist, serving under-developed communities on three continents, as a commodities broker, where many clients became friends, and in the security industry, where he was known as a compassionate manager who cared about the well-being and development of the company's employees. The security company for which he worked has created an annual award in his honor to be presented to an employee who exemplifies the values and work ethic for which Albrecht stood.

He valued good health and time with his family. He always found ways to reinvent himself, discover something new and make a friend out of all he met. His gift truly was making positive, lasting relationships with people. He served as a Big Brother and was very proud of his Little Brother and their friendship and mentorship. He was an eternal optimist.

We are so very proud of our husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He lived an extraordinary life, but at his heart was a gentle, kind and selfless person.

We ask that you say a prayer, make a toast with his favorite beer, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and think of a fond memory of Big Al and share it here.

He is sailing now. Fair winds and following seas, our dearest Albie, Dad, Pops, Opa, Brother, Unc, Big Al, Honest Al, Easy Al and Friend.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 12th at 10 am at the Plantation United Methodist Church.

Donations in Albrecht's name may be made to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital at

We love you, Al. You live on forever in our smiles, our laughter, and our joy.


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From: Bob and Sheila Brodie Saturday, March 05, 2016
All these many years Al has been our good and true friend, and we're sad that he's left us too soon. Many memories crowd in, Bob has many more, of when we were young at the Candy Manor in Broadalbin, in NYC, Brattleboro and Budweiser, at Lake George and Howe Caverns with all the kids, and in Plantation. And then there was the reunion in Naples with Vernon...! Toya begged off and left me on my own for 3 days of Army stories...which turned out to be very entertaining! The years of raising kids we didn't see one another often, but always kept in touch, mostly thanks to Al. We kept up with each others' progress in life, the ups and downs, the joys and sorrows. He was so proud of his girls and always hungry for news of our boys. Al was a wonderful unique guy. Rest easy, Albrecht. Til we meet again.

From: sandi goldish Saturday, February 27, 2016
Who ever met Al and then forgot him?! Certainly not us. We have many smiles about the times we were invited to their home in Plantation. Al's stories as prodded by Pete, and his kindness. I think there was even ONE time he allowed Pete to sit in HIS chair :) Rest in Peace, Al. With love and condolences to the family, Sandi and Pete Goldsih

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