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Albert M. “Al” Bandman

Albert M. “Al” Bandman, age 70, of Shelby, died Monday, July 16, 2018 at Elmcroft of Ontario.

Al was born August 2, 1947 in New York City, New York, the son of the late Howard and Dorothy (Gold) Bandman. He was a 1965 graduate of New Brunswick High School in New Brunswick, NJ and a veteran of the United States Navy. Al furthered his education at The Ohio State University, earning a bachelor’s degree from the Fisher College of Business, and later earned a MBA from the University of West Florida. Al spent his career as a steel purchaser and is well known in the industry. He worked in several places across the country including Austin, TX, Tampa, FL, Pittsburgh, PA, and Shelby, OH. In 2014, after 25 plus years of service, he retired as Purchasing Manager for North America from ArcelorMittal in Shelby.

Golf was Al’s biggest hobby and passion. He was a member of Shelby Country Club and was proud to have had a hole in one on the 4th of July in 2012. He was an avid reader and loved watching Ohio State Football. Al was a member of Emanuel Jacob Congregation in Mansfield.

Al is survived by his wife, Mary L. (McLaughlin) Martin Bandman, whom he wed May 5, 1995. Also surviving are 3 children: Katherine (David) Brumfield, Daniel (Carrie) Bandman, Lauren Bandman (Gaetano Nicolosi) all of Columbus; a step-daughter: Kate (Wayne) Pry of Shelby; 3 grandchildren: Macie, Blake, and Jack; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters: Jackie Cumbie and Anita Cochran.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 4-7 pm at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where memorial services will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 11 am. Burial will follow in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Plymouth-Shiloh Food Pantry, People Helping People of North Central Ohio, or Plymouth St. Joseph Roof Replacement Fund.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Ann Imhoff says:

    Mary, so very sorry. My prayers are with you and your family

  2. Rose and Denny Jaeckin says:

    Mary: We are praying for you and all the children and grandchildren. Al was a joy to have as a member of the family and truly was an awesome gentleman who kindness, love and sweetness will remain a constant example to all of us. We are blessed to add him in God’s kingdom and look forward to his eternal influence. Love always! Rose and Denny and tribe

  3. Rose and Denny Jaeckin says:

    On behalf of the volunteer staff and client families of the Plymouth Shiloh Food Pantry, we wish to express our deepest sympathies at Al’s passing. Know that all your family is held in our hearts and prayers.

  4. Barbara Dietrich says:

    Mary, so sorry to hear of Al’s passing. Walt enjoyed playing golf with him. I remember him as a man who always had a gentle smile on his face. And Dad once said, “this one is a keeper” when you and AL got married. We were truly blessed when he joined our family. May he truly be smiling down on all of us, now.
    Sincerely, Walt, Barbara and all the Dietrich’s

  5. Susan jaeckin says:

    So sorry for your loss Aunt Mary. We will keep you in our prayers and Unvle All will be dearly missed

  6. Michael Graham says:

    Mary and family my sincere condolences related to your loss. Al was a great man and loved by many at the Tuby. He will be missed! I am glad he was able to get a hole in 1 playing golf. We played together many times in the Tuby Golf League.

    Again my condolences,
    Mike Graham

  7. Vic riva says:

    I am sorry to hear about ALS passing
    He was a good work friend of mine and fellow guitar player
    Vic and Melanie Riva

  8. Luz Reiman says:

    I am so very sorry Mary and Kate. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Leon F. Schwartz says:

    Mary our thoughts and prayers are with you, sorry for your loss.

    Leon & Agnes Schwartz, Marne Mi.

  10. Julie & Mark Friebel says:

    You and your entire family have our deepest condolences. May your good memories help you through this difficult time and May his soul Rest In Peace in the glory of God.

  11. Paul Athy says:

    Sorry for your loss Mary. You and family are in my prayers and thoughts.

  12. Sherry L Huff says:

    Mary, we are so sorry to learn of your loss. May God Bless you and family at this sad time. Dick and Sherry Huff

  13. Steve Bullett says:

    To Al’s Family

    I was so very sorry to hear of Al’s passing. Al and I were Theta Chi fraternity brothers at Ohio State. We also had many classes together while at OSU and even roomed together one year at the fraternity house on East 14th Ave.

    My memories of Al are very fond as I remember him as both an extremely witty, but yet, very thoughtful person. He was always fun to be around and had a great many friends while at OSU.

    Although I ran into Al several years ago at an OSU football game, we never made good on our pledge at that time to “get together soon.” I deeply regret that and certainly extend to Al’s entire family my sincere condolences for your loss.

  14. Laurie Metzger says:

    Mary and family, you have my deepest sympathies. I pray that you all find comfort in the loving and supportive people who surround you at this time.

  15. Andy and Melissa Carpenter says:

    Dan and family, We are thinking of you . Sorry for the loss of your dad we will be out of town for the calling hours. Hope to see you in Columbus soon we seem to cross paths often. Andy and Melissa

  16. Walt Dietrich says:

    Mary, my deepest sympathy! I will miss my fellow aviator and Ohio golf partner. He was a wonderful man and I always enjoyed seeing him at our Miller family reunions or anytime we were in the area for a family visit. My prayers for you and your family during this time of lose, and always.

  17. Ron and Linda (McNew) Nelson says:

    To the Bandman Families,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Al.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  18. Harry Levey says:

    What a remarkable person and so important to all us Leveys. My only regret is having known Al for such a short time. Shalom.

  19. Gary V. Seten says:


    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Al. I always enjoyed the times we spent either on the golf course, having lunch or negotiating of which he was a tough one to deal with in that regard. He always had a nice word to say and honestly I can say I never saw him in a bad mood. My condolences to you and your family! My thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort are with you all!!

    Gary V. Seten

  20. Damon says:

    I am very sorry to hear about your Dad. I sure appreciate all the times he let us play music in the basement. Without that we’d have lost out on a lot of good-old-days. My thoughts are with you and your family.


  21. Thomas McLaughlin says:


    My sincere condolences for your loss. Cindy and I are praying for you and your family, so that the Lord will give you the strength to move forward .


    Your cousin and friend


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