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In Memory

Albert Rein

Albert Rein

February 14, 1932 - January 10, 2020

Longtime Alaska resident Albert H. Rein passed away, at the age of 87, at the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center on Jan. 10, 2019. Al was preceded in death by his parents, Albert E. Rein and Roselyn D. Rein; brother, Arnie; and sister, Roselyn.

Al was born on Feb. 14, 1932, in Kenmore, N.Y. He joined the Army out of high school and was a Field Artillery and Intelligence Specialist, stationed in Munich, Germany, and Fort Ord, Calif. In June 1957, Sergeant First Class (E-7) Rein became a Special Weapons Expert and participated in the Atomic Weapons Test of a 37 kiloton nuclear device code-named Priscilla on the Nevada test range.

In 1959, after surviving the nuclear test and seven years of Army life, Al decided to venture north to Alaska, settling in Fairbanks. He apprenticed under Clark Ingram learning heavy equipment operations eventually joining local Union #302 Operating Engineers. This was Al's springboard to over 30 years working on the trans-Alaska pipeline, both as a contractor and PCM for Alyeska Pipeline.

Al's true passions in life were golfing, hunting, fishing, photography and traveling to Hawaii and Mexico with Al Bowler and friends.

There will be a Celebration of Life at Moose Run Golf Course Chalet on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Please bring your favorite story to share about Al.

Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 22, 2020

Note:  The Moose Run Golf Course Chalet address is 27000 Arctic Valley Rd, Anchorage, AK.

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01/23/20 07:53 AM #1    

Dave Norton

Al and I worked together in the early 80s at PS 5. He was the GF for about 100 miles of TAPS and was the "mayor" of PS 5. I was ROW maintenace supervisor along with Jon Globig, Ron Miller, and Leon Fletcher. The last two are unfortunately deceased, with Ron passing the same week as Al. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing, he was a great colleague and I enjoyed working with him. He was renaissance man with many interests. He had the first Apple II computer at PS 5! I remember a time when he and I were doing inspections along the ROW in snowmachines and my machine fell throught the ice at a river crossing. He was able to help me get out and retrieve the machine, and if he hadn't been there I believe I would have been in a world of hurt. RIP Al. 




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