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Jack Albright: Cattle Behavior Pioneer Passes Away

”JackJack Lawrence Albright 83, of Carmel, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. He was born March 14, 1930 in San Francisco, CA. After graduating from Paso Robles High School he attended California Polytechnic State University, graduating with a degree in dairy science. Jack received his masters and PH.D. degrees in dairy science from Washington State University.

From 1957 to 1963 he was on the dairy faculty at Cal Poly, and later the dairy science faculty at University of Illinois. Jack joined the animal science faculty at Purdue University from 1963-1996 where he was professor of animal sciences and veterinary medicine. During his 33 year career at Purdue, he had a teaching, research and extension appointment specializing in animal management, behavior, care and welfare. Jack was a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Scientist in Animal Management and Behavior at New Zealand Department of Agriculture, Hamilton. In addition, he was the visiting professor of animal behavior, department of Pure and Applied Zoology, University of Reading, Reading England.
Jack was coach of the Dairy Cattle Judging Team at Cal Poly, University of Illinois and Purdue. He was a member of Alpha Zeta, Gamma Sigma Delta, and Farmhouse Fraternity. Jack was named a pioneer in the dairy industry by the National Dairy Shrine. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club for over 50 years. Jack enjoyed reading, writing and being with his family. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church of Lafayette, Indiana and most recently a member of St. Christopher’s of Carmel, Indiana.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Lorraine (Hughes), his two daughters, Maryann Williams (husband Andrew) of Carmel, Indiana and Amy Schalk (husband Trey) of New York, New York, plus four grandsons, Nicholas, Daniel, Timothy and Jonathan Williams, all of Carmel, Indiana.

Memorials may be sent to St. John’s Episcopal Church of Lafayette, Indiana, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church of Carmel, Indiana, Kiwanis Foundation or the Jack Albright Endowment at Purdue University.

Services will be held Sunday, March 2, 2014, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Carmel, IN at 2 pm and at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette, IN on Friday, March 7th at 3:30 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan – Carmel.

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