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Mable Eloise (Albright) Bridgman

April 23, 1915 ~ May 8, 2018 (age 103)


Mable Albright (Lintner) Bridgman, born April 23, 1915, in Toledo, Oh., to Harry B. and Irene Richard Albright, passed away peacefully at the age of 103 on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

She said she grew up with the movies as her father owned and managed two theaters, the Palm in the Birmingham District and Shoreway in Point Place.  She witnessed the growth of the film industry from two-reelers, talkies, colored pictures serials and comedies.

A graduate in 1933 from Waite High School, attended the University of Toledo and became a secretary at National Bank of Toledo, then with the help of its president became a secretary at the Toledo Museum of Art, then its publicist during WW II.  She wrote with a By Line in the Sunday Times, daily Times and the Blade where she was mentored by Editor Art Peterson.  She knew Don Wolfe, Ruth Elgatter and Holly Barr.

Mable read constantly and especially enjoyed history.

An annual professor, under the Carnegie Grant, was Jose Gudiol of Barcelona.   He lectured on Spanish Art from the Romanesque to Goya and arranged an exhibit in the Main Galleries.  It was praised by National   Art Critics.  Mable assisted him editing the catalogue for the exhibit and a book on El Greco published by the Iberian Press.  Mable gave lectures also about the exhibit. 

She always belonged to a church from the time of her baptism, catechism and marriage at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Erie St., At St. Paul’s she was a member of the Young Woman’s Group, “Daughters of the American Reformation”, and making life-time friends.  Transferring to Monroe Street Methodist Church she taught and planned lessons in the 5 years-old kindergarten Sunday School for 29 years where class attendance at times reached 30 or more children.  Moving to Sylvania she joined First United Methodist Church and for 20 years planned programs for the Golden Friends luncheon group.

Her taste in music was eclectic.  Mable heard all the great symphony orchestras that came to the Peristyle.  She and her husband, Steve, danced to all the big bands that came to the Trianon Ballroom.

She loved to travel, visiting Hawaii several times, with neighbors to Italy and took her 14 years- old granddaughter Laura to London and Paris and repeated that tour with daughter, Polly and husband.  She was in a group with Dr. Paul Vandergrif to China in 1981 when westerners were still a curiosity.  With close friend Mary Jane Rydman she toured Malaysia and Indonesia and many Florida vacations.  Cruises in the Caribbean with daughter Joyce, and family were fun.

She enjoyed people, belonging to Samagama, (club of presidents) as her mother had before her, and Y Matrons, affiliated with the YWCA, as a member and president.  She played bridge with a circle of friends.

Mable enjoyed her three children and their various activities especially her son Stephen’s baseball and football games at DeVilbiss High School.  She remarked that she learned about sports from her first husband, Stephen (Lena) Lintner, who played federation baseball and finance from her second husband, Max Bridgman.  Mable was especially thrilled to watch her grandson Nicholas play the tuba as a member of the Michigan State Marching Band at football games.  She also enjoyed watching her granddaughter Alison play softball at Northview High School and lettering as a four-year varsity softball player at Denison University.

She outlived her beloved son, Stephen (Spud) Lintner, her brother Richard (Dorothy) Albright of Toledo and sister Alice (Jerry) Kirschbaum, of Nashville, Tennessee.

She is survived by her daughters, Polly (Clyde) Schafer of Florida, and Joyce Teopas, of Sylvania, her daughter-in-law, Margie Lintner of Monclova, OH, grandchildren, Nicholas (Lydia) Teopas, of Hastings, Michigan, Alison Teopas of Indianapolis, IN, and Laura (Ben) Allen, of Abilene, Texas and great-grandchildren, Emma, Ashlynn, Jackson, and Josiah Allen, Hayden and Bennett Teopas and Caleb LaBoe and Marlayna Young and numerous Lintner nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial service, Saturday, May 26, 2018, 11:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church, Sylvania.

The family requests that those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Mable to First United Methodist Church, 7000 Erie St., Sylvania, Oh 43560.

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