Albert Clement Tircuit, Sr., 90, of Galveston, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2008, at Memorial City Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.
Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Thursday, November 20th, at First Lutheran Church, with Rev. Gerald Westerbuhr officiating. Burial will follow the service at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.
The family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Wednesday, November 19th, at First Lutheran Church.
Albert was born December 20, 1917, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He came to Galveston as a young man and worked on the Galveston Wharves before going to work as a machinist for Monsanto, later retiring from there as a survivor of the Texas City Disaster. Albert was very active in both the York Rite and Scottish Rite Bodies both in Galveston and Houston and was a member of the Knights Templar and the El Mina Shrine for nearly 70 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clement and Hilda Tircuit; first wife, Athena; sons, Albert and Dennis Tircuit; brother, Ernest Tircuit, Sr.; and stepson, Patrick McGilvray.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Tircuit, of Houston; stepson, Michael McGilvray; daughter-in-law, Karen Tircuit, of Galveston; grandchildren: Angela Winegar and Albert Tircuit, III, both of Galveston; great grandchildren: PFC Michael Winegar, currently serving in Iraq; Jason Winegar, of Church Hill, TN; Christian Winegar, and Athena Tircuit, both of Galveston; nephew, Ernest Tircuit, of Metairie, LA; and numerous other relatives and friends.
The family wishes to thank the nursing staff at Memorial City Memorial Hermann Hospital ICU for their compassionate care.
Memorials may be made to the Knights Templar Eye Foundation or to the Shriners Burns Hospital.