Posted: November 25, 1993


Thomas G. Albrecht, 65, of Devon, a retired executive of Cigna Corp. in Philadelphia, died Saturday at home.

Mr. Albrecht's career in operations and systems management for the insurance company spanned more than four decades. He first joined Insurance Company of North America (INA), now Cigna, in 1949 and held various management positions before being named a vice president. He retired from Cigna in 1990.

He had worked at Cigna offices in Philadelphia, Radnor, Voorhees and San Jose, Calif.

Born in Northfield, N.J., he grew up in Philadelphia and in Bala Cynwyd. He graduated from Lower Merion High School and earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Lafayette College in Easton.

Mr. Albrecht lived in Devon for the last seven years and before that was a resident of Strafford for 23 years.

He was active in the community and was a volunteer at the Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital in Paoli; at Rosemont Village, a retirement community in Rosemont; and at Surrey Services for Seniors in Berwyn, where he served on the board of directors.

Mr. Albrecht also coached Little League in the Devon-Strafford area for 19 years and for five years served on its board of directors. While living in Santa Clara from 1961 until 1963, he was president of Junior Achievement there and headed INA's United Way Campaign.

He also served in the Army during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lois Bauers Albrecht; two sons, Paul R. and Kirk T., and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wayne Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne. Friends and relatives may call at the church after 10 a.m.

Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice Program, Bryn Mawr Hospital, 130 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010.


Margaret Larson Treftz, 75, of Paoli, a homemaker and part-time clerk for an investment services company, died Monday at Paoli Memorial Hospital.

Born in New Oxford, near Gettysburg, Mrs. Treftz grew up in Gettysburg and graduated from Gettysburg High School.

She lived in Paoli for the last 45 years and for the last year had been a part-time clerk in the corporate management sector of SEI in Wayne.

Early in her career, she was a legal secretary for a law firm in Gettysburg. At the onset of World War II, she went to Washington to work for the Department of the Interior.

After the war, in 1946, she married Charles Garrison Treftz, and together they moved to Paoli. Mr. Treftz died in 1991.

Mrs. Treftz was a member of the Paoli Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday school there for many years.

She was also a former volunteer at the Cathcart Presbyterian Home, now Cathcart Health Center in Devon, and also with the Main Line branch of the American Cancer Society.

During the mid-1950s and the early 1960s, she chaired the Cancer Society's fund-raising activities on the Main Line.

Mrs. Treftz was a member of the Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn.

She is survived by a daughter, Ann DeWaltoff; a niece, Christine Larson; three brothers; three sisters, and three grandchildren.

A viewing will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mauger/Givnish Funeral Home, 24 Monument Ave., Malvern, followed by a funeral at 5 p.m. at Paoli Presbyterian Church on Valley Road in Paoli.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Paoli Presbyterian Church, 225 S. Valley Road, Paoli, Pa. 19301.

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