Alspach , Rev. Albert Edward, - of Ocean City , The Rev. Albert Edward Alspach died peacefully on June 7, 2018 at Shore Memorial Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ. Pastor Alspach was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 1, 1936. He was the son of Sara and Daniel Alspach. He graduated from Rutgers University (NJ) with a BA degree and was a Henry Rutgers Scholar. He continued his studies at Columbia University (MYC). After serving in the IS Army's Special Intelligence Agency, stationed at Menwith Hill, Yorkshire, England, he attended Mansfield College in Oxford England. When returning home to New Jersey, he graduated from The Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia with a BA of Divinity degree. In May 1967, he was ordained as a Minister of the Lutheran Church (ELCA). He also received the degree of Doctor of Theological Studies at Princeton, NJ. Late in his service to the church, he studied at Union Seminary, NYC. His career as a pastor began at Bethany Lutheran Church, Belleville, NJ. He later received a call to become Pastor of Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Darien, IL. He returned to New Jersey and ministered at St. John Lutheran Church in Ocean City until his retirement. He is survived by his brother Richard (wife Elaine) and sister in law Dee Alspach as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He is pre-deceased by his sister, Ginny Sharp and his brother, Daniel T. Alspach. Donations in memory of Pastor Alspach may be made to The Faculty of Theology, Mansfield College, Oxford University. North American Office, 500 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10110. To honor the memory of Pastor Alspach, do something that Albert would have enjoyed, maybe a walk on Ocean City Beach, drink a chocolate milkshake in the afternoon or enjoy a lobster dinner.

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