Thomas D. Albrecht of North Buffalo, a retired teacher, died unexpectedly Wednesday at home after suffering a heart attack. He was 56.
A native of Southbridge, Mass., he had a bachelor of arts degree from Moravian College and a master's degree in education from Buffalo State College.
He started his teaching career at the Rectory School in Pomfret, Conn., where he also coached soccer and lacrosse. He later taught at Elmwood Franklin School, Park School, Mount St. Joseph's Academy, Hutchinson-Central Technical High School and School 71, from which he retired in spring 2003.
A member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and its choir, he enjoyed fishing, soccer, renovations, woodworking and art.
Survivors include his companion, Paula Mazur and her daughter, Anna Ellis, both of Buffalo; a daughter, Rebecca of Phoenix; two sons, Matthew and Joshua, both of Buffalo; his ex-wife, Sarah Hodge of Kenmore; and a brother, Charles M. of Littleton, Colo.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Monday in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Avenue.