Albert C. "Al" Muren, 86
Albert was born in Barberton, Ohio, and graduated from Norton High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University, and a master's degree in Engineering Management from Northeastern University. He started his career at PPG Chemicals in New Martinsville, WV, where he led the development of processes related to the manufacture of PVC and for sulfur-based products, and was transferred for three years to Corpus Christi, Texas. In the mid-70s, he accepted a position with Polaroid Corporation in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and settled with his family in Marion. At Polaroid for 20+ years, he worked as an engineer developing color-processing chemicals for instant cameras, and from which he retired as a principal engineer in 1994.
During retirement, Albert spent winters at his home in Port St. Lucie, Florida, escaping the cold New England winters to revel in the warm weather. A self-described "avid athlete of average ability," he enjoyed year-around golf, tennis, and six-wicket croquet.
A life-long amateur musician and singer, he played tuba in The Ohio State Marching Band, sang with the Sippican Choral Society in Marion, and the Treasure Coast Community Singers in Stuart, Florida, as well as barbershop chapters in New Bedford, and Jensen Beach, Florida. A devout Catholic, he was a parishioner at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie and Church of Saint Rita in Marion.
Among his many friends, he was known as kind and energetic, with a streak of mischief. Growing up, he was a loyal brother to his two younger sisters and a responsible son who made his parents proud. Throughout his life he lived up to his own high standards and never knew the idle life. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, and following business news. Especially later in life, he had robust social life that included sports, dining, and even a discovered talent for ballroom dancing.
He was a good man. He will be dearly missed by all.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Louis Church, Owensville, Ohio, followed by burial in St. Louis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 964 Main St., Pawtucket, RI 02860 or Food for the Poor, 6401 Lyons Rd., Coconut Beach, FL 33073. For an online guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.