A Mass of Christian Burial for Christian Foster Pfeiffer Aubrecht, of Orchard Park, was offered Monday in Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, Orchard Park.
He died Dec. 5 in Father Baker Manor, Orchard Park, after a lengthy illness. He was 38.
In 2003, he was diagnosed with Pick's disease, a form of frontal temporal dementia, similar to Alzheimer's.
Born in Ithaca, he was a graduate of Nichols School and earned his bachelor's degree from Sibley School of Mechanical Engineering of Cornell University, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.
After graduating, he started his own company, CBQ Consulting, where he developed automation control software and products for a variety of industries from automotive to aerospace.
He returned to Cornell in 1996 to earn his master's degree in business administration before accepting a position in supply chain management for Hewlett Packard/Agilent Technologies in Colorado Springs, Colo.
As product manager, he created a leading-edge Web application to manage production inventory. He later assisted in the largest installation of Oracle's ERP system. He also worked for Valspar Corp. in Minneapolis. He returned to Orchard Park in 2003.
He enjoyed playing soccer and volleyball and rock climbing.
Surviving are his wife of 15 years, the former Karen Colby; a daughter, Aliena Reith Moog; two sons, Wilhelm Munsch Schmidt and Alexander Colby Bartlett; his parents, Richard and Nancy; a brother, Johannes; and a sister, Alison Papadakis.