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Albert Kochersperger, engagiert im Ehrenamt

Albert Bruen III KOCHERSPERGER, Sohn von Albert Bruen II Kochersperger und Fannie S. Chambers war Angehöriger des Zweiges des Johann Martin I Kochersperger, Linie Albert Bruen I Kochersperger, USA

May 27, 1997|by Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer

Albert B. "Kocky'' Kochersperger, a retired truck driver who amassed 17,000 hours of volunteer service for Presbyterian Hospital, died Thursday. He was 89 and lived in Southwest Philadelphia.

Kochersperger retired in 1973 from General Electric Co., where he had worked for 40 years as a truck driver.

A family member said that after so many years of driving alone in his truck cab, he wanted to be around people and became a volunteer. The hospital and other organizations honored him for the 23 years of volunteer service he gave to the hospital.

In October 1957, Kochersperger was the subject of articles in the Inquirer and the Bulletin when he was honored at a Norristown Kiwanis Club luncheon.

A week earlier, he brought his truck to a sudden halt on Airy Street near Stanbridge in Norristown and while traffic backed up, he got out and picked up a baby turtle that was crossing the busy thoroughfare. After placing it on the opposite sidewalk, he got into his truck and drove away.

One of those stuck in traffic behind him was Kiwanis club chairman Merritt W. Bosler, who thought Kochersperger's act of kindness should be noted.
Kochersperger was a member of Aldan Union Church in Aldan.

Survivors include his wife, the former Anna Eastman; a son, Dr. Albert B. III; a sister, Kathryn Case, and three grandchildren.
Services will begin at 2 p.m. today at the Marvil Funeral Home, 1110 Main St., Darby, where friends may call one hour earlier.

Burial will be private.

Quelle: http://articles.philly.com/1997-05-27/news/25561759_1_truck-driver-darby-township-volonteer-service