Albert Edward Siecke, 86, of Lanoka Harbor, NJ died on Saturday, November 25, 2023, surrounded by his family including his daughters and brother-in-law, Harry Shallcross. Born in Queens, NY, he married his best friend and partner, Janet Margaret Shallcross, in 1959 at the Springfield Presbyterian Church. Albert and Janet raised their three daughters, Margaret King, Elizabeth Siecke, and Caroline Siecke-Pape, in Westfield. They spent their summer weekends sailing in South Jersey where Albert and Janet retired to their dream home on the Barnegat Bay in Lanoka Harbor. They loved sharing their home and love of sailing with friends and family, especially with their grandchildren, Ruby and Louis Pape and Sam King. Albert spent the last years of his life at Brighton Gardens in Florham Park where he enjoyed making friends and became a beloved member of the community. He is survived by his sister Marianne Brower and son-in-law Jim King and predeceased by his wife Janet Shallcross Siecke and brothers Martin and Brian Siecke.
He earned a chemical engineering degree from Newark College of Engineering (NJIT) and enjoyed a lifelong career supporting project development and troubleshooting. Engineering and travel were two of his greatest passions and he was able to make them central to his work at Warner Lambert/Pfizer. His travels as a professional and enthusiastic tourist included China, Europe, Greece, Africa, South America, and cities across the United States. He was truly connected with his work when he was setting up innovative manufacturing facilities and designing creative solutions to manufacturing and machine-related development. His many patents leave a legacy to current and future colleagues.
Through his retirement, he found the greatest joy in helping others as elder and choir member at Forked River Presbyterian Church; voter registration and polling volunteer; active member of the Beachwood Yacht Club; and member of the Barnegat New Jersey Sailing Club. While living at Brighton Gardens, he prepared presentations about his travels and he assumed a leading role in publishing their seasonal newsletter, the first for the assisted living facility. Albert found his way back to singing and his Catholic roots through Holy Family Church. He truly enjoyed a full life until his sudden passing.