Lawrence (Larry) Stuart Albert passed away on April 30, 2021 at age 88. Private memorial services were held in Omaha.
He is survived by his wife, Paula; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Lisa Albert and Steve and Linda Albert, and daughters and sons-in-law, Susie and Mark Greene and Marge and Marc Cohen; six grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; sister, Judy Albert, and sister-in-law, Betty Segell.
Larry was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the youngest of four children. He graduated from Central High School and Omaha University with a degree in Business Administration and served in the Air Force in 1955.
As a teenager, Larry became a partner with his father in Louis Albert & Son Foods Co. Through their efforts, they expanded the business selling salad dressing and other specialty sauces throughout the Midwest and even overseas. When the company was sold 50 years later, he found satisfaction by helping others develop their products from bottle design, recipe analysis to manufacturing and marketing their products.
During his life he served on the Douglas County Board of Health for 20 years, the Central High School Alumni Historical Committee, and was inducted into the Omaha Culinary Arts Hospitality Hall of Fame. By his help as a volunteer with the non-profit program, SCORE, he was pleased to give back his time and business intellect to the community.
The special times spent with family and friends highlighted his life. Among these were the summer road trips, always celebrating family birthdays and anniversaries together and his annual Albert boys’ Vegas trips. Also, of note were the “Never On Sunday” bi-weekly poker games with lifelong friends.
Larry was an avid gardener, a noted history buff, especially regarding WWII, and a loyal Cornhusker football season ticket holder for over 40 years. He truly enjoyed life to the fullest with a keen sense of humor through it all.
Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, Jewish Family Services, or the organization of your choice.