Caridad Carballo Albright

Sales Clerk, Volunteer

Caridad Carballo "Cachita" Albright, 80, a department store sales clerk, volunteer and admiral's wife, died of a heart attack Sept. 6 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. She lived in McLean.

Mrs. Albright, a native of the Dominican Republic, came to the United States in 1945 to attend Columbia University in New York and to escape sensitive political conditions in her native country.

She moved to Washington in 1948 and later graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor's degree in international relations.

She was a sales clerk specializing in handbags at the Seven Oaks branch of Lord & Taylor for 19 years, before the store closed in 1992.

She worked five days a week in various volunteer capacities and was chairman of the volunteer group at the oncology clinic of Walter Reed. She also volunteered for the Red Cross and at Vinson Hall, a retirement home for Navy and Marine officers in McLean.

She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in McLean, for which she also did volunteer work. Mrs. Albright enjoyed classical music and often attended concerts at the Kennedy Center.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, retired Navy Rear Adm. Penrose Lucas "Whitey" Albright of McLean; three sons, Dr. Penrose C. Albright of Chantilly, Luis C. Albright of Alexandria and Eric S. Albright of Spring, Tex.; and eight grandchildren.