CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -Family and friends of Supreme Court Justice Joseph Albright will gather this week. Albright died last Friday in a Pittsburgh hospital where he was battling cancer.
Visitation for Albright will be Monday and Tuesday at Leavitt Funeral home in Parkersburg. A Rosary Service will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday. His funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Parkersburg.
Justice Thomas McHugh, who was filling in for Albright, will be appointed to replace him.
Albright is survived by his wife, Nancie and their three children.
Story From Friday, March 20th: Joseph Albright, a Supreme Court
justice and former Speaker of the House of Delegates, has died. He
Justice Thomas E. McHugh, who was filling in for Albright while he recovered from surgery on his esophagus, said Albright was flown
to Pittsburgh Friday with complications from cancer and died at a
Albright announced in September he was taking time off to recover from the surgery. He planned to return to the bench in January, but pneumonia complicated his recovery. Albright had been undergoing chemotherapy.
Albright, a Wood County native, was elected to the Supreme Court
in 2000. He was elected to the House of Delegates in 1970 and served six more terms. He was Speaker of the House in 1985 and 1986, and he
also served as chairman of the House Education Committee and the
House Judiciary Committee.
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