Albert Fritz Busch, 84, a resident of Albuquerque New Mexico, passed away on November 15, 2023.
Albert F. Busch was born on July 15, 1939, in Houston Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fritz Albert Busch and Barbara Marie Demny, known as Bessie Busch. He is survived by his sister, Mary Busch of Baton Rouge Louisiana, and his brother, Dr. John (Jill) Busch of Fort Worth Texas. He is also survived by Sharon K. Busch of Albuquerque, the mother of Shannon (Jerome) Lujan and Dallas (Jamie) Busch; granddaughters, Kylea Lujan, Alycia Lujan, and Cherokee Lennox; along with great-grandson, Bastion Lennox. The family continued to grow with his nieces and nephews Todd Toups, Lauren Birthisel, Anna Kalifa, and many more great nieces and nephews.
Albert, known as “Al” grew up in Thibodaux, Louisiana after his dad was transferred for a job. He attended Nicholls College where he obtained his B.S. degree in business and then went to the University of Southern Mississippi to get his MBA. He then attended Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi where he earned his Juris Doctorate (J.D.). Albert and his family moved to La Mesilla, New Mexico in 1985 to begin his new career as a lawyer, in contract administration, with Los Alamos National Laboratories. He retired from Los Alamos National Labs in 1998. In his free time, Al enjoyed many things, however Bridge was his favorite. He played once a week in Contract Bridge while traveling throughout the state in competitions. He also enjoyed traveling throughout New Mexico as a tourist. He was always up for a challenge to see how many state borders he could cross in a weekend. He was also a Chess-Co Coach at Holy Cross School in Espanola. Some of his other hobbies he enjoyed were cooking gourmet meals while making a disaster in the kitchen. He enjoyed the outdoors, taking many hikes while collecting rocks which he would later make into jewelry. Another favorite activity that he liked to do was being on the water in any type of boat. He loved to white water raft, especially the rivers of New Mexico. On one of his adventures, he was so attracted to rocks that his boat folded around a rock in the middle of the river.
We would like to give a special thanks to Kathleen Franklin and the staff at Night N Gale Home Care for the Excellent care he received throughout the years. Al will be missed by all. Services will be private as his wishes were to immediate family only.