Albert Schipul Sampias, 56, of Danbury, died July 28, 2009, at Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven following a battle with cancer. He was the husband of Janine Sampias.

Mr. Sampias was born Aug. 30,1952, in Norwalk, son of Ilene Sampias Schipul, of New Milford, who died Sept. 13, 2009 (see obituary, this page), and Joseph Sampias.

He attended schools in the Westport school system before joining the U.S. Air Force, having served from 1971 to 1973. He was stationed at the Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, N.H.

In addition to his father and wife, Mr. Sampias is survived by his wife Janine, of Danbury; a daughter, Mellissa; three brothers, Joseph R. Sampias, and his companion, Karin Woodin, Frederick Schipul, and his wife, Melinda, and Edward Bullard Jr., all of New Milford; two sisters, Edith Wells, and her husband, Alan, of New Milford, and Corrine Hefner, and her husband, Alan, of Torrington.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford is handling private arrangements.