Albert B. Friel Du Pont official

November 24, 1990

A Mass of Christian burial for Albert B. Friel, a retired departmental director of employee relations for Du Pont in Wilmington, Del., will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Queenstown.

Mr. Friel, who was 77 and lived in Chestertown and in Bath, Maine, died Thursday at Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown after a heart attack.

He retired in 1977 from the chemical company, where he had worked in pigment and explosives manufacturing and, during World War II, served as manager of an explosives plant in Rosemount, Minn.

Born in Queenstown, he was a graduate of Centreville High School. He began working for Du Pont after receiving a degree in chemical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.

He was known as Tally, a nickname his father gave him as the fifth child after the slash mark used to denote a group of five.

His first wife, the former Avis Christine Catlin, died in 1976, and a brother, James R. Friel of Queenstown, died in 1983.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Cahill Wilhelm; two stepdaughters, Christine Hudena of Edgemont, Pa., and Pamela Bosselmann of Deephaven, Minn.; a sister, Emily Friel Owens of Baltimore; two brothers, S. E. W. Friel Jr. of Queenstown and Daniel D. Friel of Wilmington; and four stepgrandchildren.

The family suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Oncology Department at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


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