A service is set for today for a Carson City contractor killed in a Saturday shooting. A memorial scholarship will also be announced that seeks to pass on his skills to future builders.
Family and friends are expected to meet today at 9 a.m. to celebrate the life of Frederick Richard Albrecht. Albrecht was gunned down at the age of 45 at his home on Fire Box Road off Little Lane in Southeast Carson City.
To memorialize him, family members and the Carson City School District have set up the Frederick R. Albrecht Memorial Occupational Education Scholarship. The scholarship will award money to a Carson City student seeking education in a building-related trade.
"There's got to be some sort of tribute to Rick," an anonymous family-member said Tuesday. "To say that he was the best home builder in Carson City."
The scholarship will apply toward construction trades, drafting, applied technology and machine-tool technology. Donations for the scholarship can be made to the Carson City School District, c/o School Superintendent Jim Parry , P.O. Box 603, 89703.
As part of today's memorial at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic church, a letter honoring Albrecht's life will be read.
"Everyone's devastated," the relative said. "It's hard to come to terms with."
Suspect Anthony Echols, 39, of Carson City, is being held on a murder charge without bail at the Carson City Jail. He has reportedly admitted going over to the Albrecht's home and shooting him in the head with a .22 caliber rifle. Albrecht was dating Echols estranged wife Brenda.
The couple were in the midst of a divorce.
Anthony Echols had been arrested for suspicion of violating a temporary protective order earlier in the day. Less than two hours after he posted bail on the charge, Albrecht was found dead. Brenda was not at Albrecht's home at the time of the killing.
According to reports, three separate requests had been filed by Brenda for a temporary protective order against Echols. A hearing is pending on a previous arrest for a protective order violation.
Albrecht was from San Fernando Valley, Calif., and had lived in Carson City for 26 years.
He is survived by his son Mark of Jackson Hole., Wyo.; daughters Laurie Albrecht and Sheri Clark, both of Carson City; brother Steve Leonard of Carson City and sisters Christy Joyce, Kathy Atchian and Patsy Corelli of Carson City.
Albrecht's parents Joe and Elizabeth Leonard and granddaughter Emily Rose Clark also live in Carson City.
Cremation arrangements are being handled by Walton's Sierra Crematory.