Gary L. Albert Jr., 47, of New Milford, died Jan. 4, 2012, at New Milford Hospital. He was the husband of Irma E. (Gage) Albert.

Mr. Albert was born July 14, 1964, in Danbury, son of Gary L. Sr., of Sherman, and Sharone (Saunders) Albert, of Danbury.

He lived his entire life in the New Milford-Sherman area. He graduated from New Milford High School and was a service technician for Mitchell Oil Company in Danbury for 10 years.

He was an avid auto racing fan.

Mr. Albert was a loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle. He would help any friend in need at the drop of a hat.

In addition to his wife, and parents, Mr. Albert is survived by a daughter, Heather Lee, of New Milford; his stepmother, Melinda A. (Whitten) Albert, of Sherman; four brothers, Tim Albert, of Guyton, Ga., Bryan Swett, of Bridgeport, Jamie Albert, of Stuart, Fla., and Shawn Swett, of Eleanor, W. Va.; two sisters, Tammy White, of New Milford, and Melanie Price, of Gaylordsville; and several nieces and nephews.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., 1-91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3045, or to the Victory Junction Gang Camp, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, NC 27317.