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Todd E. Albert

Todd E. Albert, age 68, of Shelby, died Friday night, March 25, 2022 at his home.

Todd was born July 20, 1953 in Shelby to Kenneth W. and Jean M. (Hart) Albert. He was a 1971 graduate of Shelby High School where he excelled in athletics, a talent which eventually led him to being a member of the Shelby Blues. He was a major supporter of local athletic programs; from many years of coaching Little League to leading capital improvements at the local fields. Todd rarely missed a chance to attend a family members’ sporting event.  It was always a priority for him to be in attendance when a family member had a game or event – no matter how far down the family tree.

Todd’s core values were strength in family, hard work, and coaching others to their fullest potential. With everything he did in life, those values were evident. Although growing up they may not have had a lot, they always had family and each other. After his father’s early death, his mother’s resiliency and strength in raising their family drove Todd to work tirelessly for those he cared about. Todd enjoyed being the caretaker of the family “farm” and hosting family gatherings with his wife, Lorna. After the passing of his mother, hosting holiday and weekly gatherings at the farm became an important role for Todd and Lorna in order to maintain the closeness of their extended families. He and Lorna also loved to travel together as well as with their kids and grandkids.  Just two short weeks ago, they enjoyed an outstanding trip to Walt Disney World together.

Professionally, Todd spent 45 years in the insurance industry. His career began with Shelby Mutual Insurance in 1972 as a night shift computer operator; eventually working his way up to become the Vice President of Information Systems; a position he held until the Mutual’s closing. In 2001 he joined Ohio Mutual Insurance Group as Vice President of Information Technology where he proudly served until his retirement in 2018. Throughout his career, Todd was personally recognized for industry awards and accolades, but he found the most professional joy in the achievements of his team.  Todd had a unique ability to surface the untapped talent within his people, give them the right opportunities and coach them to successful careers. 

Todd is survived by his wife, Lorna J. (Tarvin) Albert, whom he wed on June 7, 1985; 2 sons and daughters-in-law:  Michael and Alicen Albert of Westerville and Cody and Felicia Albert of Shelby; 5 grandchildren: Cash, Livi, Elle, Kate, and Cora; his siblings: Pam (Joe) Wetton of California, Kenny (Cathie) Albert of Shelby; Jody (Merv) Eichorn of Lexington, and Kurt (Brandy) Albert of Mt. Gilead; his in-laws: Col. Michael D. (Amy) Tarvin of Texas and Tim (Kari) Tarvin of Shelby; and a close knit connection of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his father: Kenneth W. Albert in 1961; mother: Jean M. (Hart) Albert Spangler in 2002; and his mother and father-in-law: David P. and Jeanne M. Tarvin. 

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 3-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 10:30 am. Col. Michael D. Tarvin, his brother-in-law, will officiate the services with burial following in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to The Shelby Foundation, 142 North Gamble Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875.

For those unable to attend, sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence on Todd’s obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on his obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.

Memories & Condolence

  1. Rosie Detillion says:

    Lorna you have my deepest sympathy. Todd was a great coach. I can still hear him telling Scot. (Run Gumby Run). Great memories. Prayers for comfort to the whole family. ❤️

  2. Erica Straker says:

    Heart felt sympathies to the Albert family. Todd Was an amazing person – giving me my first real job after high school in the IT field. I am forever grateful!!

  3. Ed and Jean Russell says:

    We are very sorry to learn of Todd’s passing. Our sympathy to all of you.

  4. Tom Adams says:

    To the family of Todd Albert, my sincere condolences. May he Rest In Peace.

  5. Joni Young says:

    Our deepest sympathy to all of the Albert family. Todd put
    alot of time in Shelby athletes and was truly a great role model.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jim and Joni Young

  6. Tim Wood says:

    Lorna, Kenny, and your families,

    Please know that we grieve with all of you. Our thoughts and prayers for comfort in your loss are with you.

  7. Pam says:

    My thoughts and prayers to the family will always remember his smile and working with him at Shelby Insurance God bless the family and friends.Pam Sweeney

  8. Lori McCartney says:

    Lorna,
    My heart goes out to you & your family. May Todd’s soul rest in the peace of our Lord. May God hold you through this. Lori

  9. Joyce Phillips says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Albert family for the loss of Todd. He was a special man and good father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Charlene Burrer says:

    Another classmate gone too soon. Rest In Peace, Todd.

  11. Vella J King says:

    Lorna and family, My deepest condolences to all of you. Todd was a very special person who lived his life to his best and expected others to always give their best too. Prayers for comfort and peace and may your memories be a strength in the days ahead.

  12. Ed and Cheryl Schumacher says:

    To all the Albert family. I am heartbroken to hear of Todd’s passing. What a great leader and friend. He and all the Albert family have had a huge impact on Shelby. He will be greatly missed. I am so sorry for all the families loss. We send our deepest sympathy. Ed and Cheryl Schumacher

  13. Mindy Utz says:

    My deepest condolences.

  14. Ron and Linda (McNew) Nelson says:

    To the Albert Family,
    We were saddened to read about the passing of Todd. Please accept our sympathies and prayers.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  15. Judy and Mike Caporini says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Todd’s passing…. I so enjoyed working with him at the “Mutual”. Hugs and prayers…..

  16. Dave Grove says:

    A tremendous man and leader. My thoughts and prayers are with the Albert family

  17. Clarence and Nancy Ousley says:

    You have our deepest sympathy and prayers for all of the family! Such a great guy!

  18. Ken hamilton says:

    Todd was an amazing man that gave to so many. I will always be indebted to him for taking a chance on me and giving me my first professional opportunity. I admired the way he loved his family and the members of his team and the way he always looked for opportunities to make everyone better. He will be missed. Many prayers for Lorna, Cody and Michael as they navigate this time.

    Ken Hamilton

  19. Julie Albert fellure says:

    So sorry for ur loss, my condolences to the family.

  20. Joe and Terri DeVito says:

    Lorna, Ken and families, we were so sorry to hear of Todd’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this hard time.

  21. Ann Imhoff says:

    Lorna and family
    So very sorry when Colton told me of Todd’s passing. He and you were so good to the boys and took them on great trips to New York! So glad he lived to see Miss Kate and sister Cora. My love to all of you!

  22. David finnegan says:

    Praying for Todd and family, good friend in school back in the day. Always had a smile and something funny to say. Praying his way.

  23. Amy Roe says:

    My heart goes out to Todd’s family. I was blessed to work with him at OMIG. He was such a great leader and just an awesome person. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  24. Steve Sutter says:

    Lorna and family – So sorry for your loss, Todd always fought the good fight all the way to the end

  25. ANNE MCFARLAND says:

    I am so sorry to hear this, Lorna… Praying for you and your family.

  26. Sharon (Kline) Kochheiser says:

    Lorna,
    Praying for comfort for you and your family.
    God bless you and strengthen you!
    Past friend and neighbor, Sharon

  27. Sharon Houseworth says:

    Lorna and the entire family may Todd rest in peace. May God direct you and bring peace to all of you. Todd and Bill can continue their IT missions in heaven. Hugs to all.

  28. Dave and Chris DeVito says:

    Michael, Alicen, Lorna and the entire Albert family,
    We extend to you our deepest sympathy.
    Our family will never forget the many little league game we spent together and the way he made sure our 3 boys got to be able to be on his and Michael’s team. A great family man and coach he was. God Bless You All!

  29. Penny Heitzman Bricker says:

    So sorry to hear about Todd. Hugs and prayers for the Albert family.

  30. JENNIFER ROBERTS says:

    Forever grateful for the opportunity Todd gave me to pursue my first job in my IT career. He ran a tight ship and taught his teams to always deliver excellence. Lorna, my heart hurts for you as I know he was your soul mate. Many prayers coming your way.

  31. Jeff Heck says:

    Lorna, Kenny, and the Albert family,
    My deepest sympathies for your loss. I enjoyed playing sports with Todd. He was not only a great athlete, but a great teammate and a lot of fun. My college roommate’s brother played for the Toledo team vs. the Blues and told us he thought he was the best running back he played against in the league! Thoughts and prayers to all!

  32. Esther Carter says:

    Lorna,Todd sounds like he was an amazing person. I will be praying for you and your family.

  33. Diane Dabney says:

    I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Todd. He was a pillar of the Shelby community. And a classmate of mine. Condolences to the entire family.

  34. Lyle Rhodebeck says:

    To Lorna and the Albert family

    Our prayers are with you in this difficult time. I was fortunate enough to work with both Todd and Lorna for many years at Shelby Insurance. Todd and I spent many evenings together at offsite meetings, usually talking about how to solve all the problems of the company and the world! God Bless you, Lorna.

  35. Pam Webb Shaw says:

    To Lorna and family,
    So very sorry for your loss.
    May God be with you.

    Pam

  36. Ken & Mable Brown says:

    Cody, Felicia and entire Albert family
    You have our deepest sympathy!
    I remember well on the school bus Cody all the fun times you sharing with me that you and Dad had together.
    Your in our hearts and prayers

  37. Paula Ross says:

    Lorna,
    My heart felt condolences to you & your family during this time in your lives. May God give you all strength, mercy & peace

  38. Lynn Guerin says:

    A life so well lived a great role model And the ultimate example of a family man Teammates for eternity Well done good and faithful servant

  39. Cheryl Cronbaugh says:

    I am so sorry for the family and the community in the loss of this life. Todd was such a giving man and invested in his hometown. He leaves a void for sure. Lorna, I know you did so much together that his loss is like losing a part of yourself. May you and the family find peace in the fact he had a life well lived. Our deepest sympathy.
    Brian and Cheryl

  40. Judy (ter Braak) Montes & Fred Montes says:

    Our condolences to the Albert family at this time of grief. Deepest sympathy to you all.

  41. Douglas Stone says:

    Very sorry to hear about Todd’s passing. I came to know Todd while an associate in the IT department of Ohio Mutual. In my role there I benefited from his trust and confidence as well as the leadership he exemplified throughout the organization. My deepest condolences to the family.

  42. Cyndi Timmer Irick says:

    Lorna, Michael, Cody and the Albert Family,

    My sincerest condolences to you on Todd’s passing. He was a wonderful man and a great leader. I will be forever grateful for the lessons I learned from him and the opportunities he gave me when I was starting my IT career. He truly was one of the best leaders I have had the privilege of working for. My thoughts are with all of you.

  43. Pam says:

    Lorna and family

    Bill and I were sad to hear of Todd’s passing the memories we have from Shelby Insurance will never be forgotten, always a smile Bill won’t forget the help a few times in maintence with snow etc. that was above and beyond his daily tasks, that was Todd. God grant you peace and love and many memories.

    Pans and Bill

  44. Ron Mawhorr says:

    Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Todd. Our prayers are with all the family

  45. JoAnn Andrews says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Todd’s passing. My sincere condolences to the Albert family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  46. robie pena says:

    Kenny, Curt, and family. I am so sorry of hearing about Todd. He was a great guy and will be missed.

  47. Charisse Finn says:

    ‘When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure’. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Prayers for all!

  48. Dick Childress says:

    My deepest sympathies to the Albert family. I worked with Todd over many years in a professional capacity at DXC (CSC). Todd was not only a great customer, but one of the finest people I ever met. His enduring smile and positive attitude was contagious.
    As it says in John 16:22, “You have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy.”

  49. Bill Sweeney says:

    I’m sorry to hear about Todd’s passing, we worked together at Shelby Insurance, I was part of the maintenance department there.

  50. Barb Pugh Harper says:

    To Lorna and the whole family
    I am so sorry to hear of Todd’s passing
    Todd and I were classmates. In addition we worked together at Shelby Insurance and Ohio Mutual for many years
    He was a tremendous leader and his employees thought the world of him. As did I
    Rest In Peace Todd

  51. Skip Frontz says:

    Love ya brother. Save a place for me in the huddle …..

  52. Ron and Susan Keiser says:

    Our sympathy to Lorna and the Albert family. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
    Our thoughts and prayers surround you.
    Ron and Susan Keiser

  53. Jen Yates says:

    My deepest sympathy to you all, Todd was such a wonderful person and such a family man! Hugs and prayers to you all!

  54. Ron and Sadie Walp says:

    To Lorna and The Albert Family; we are Sorry for your Loss ! He was a very kind person that will always be remembered . Prayers for All of the Families.

    Ron and Sadie Walp

  55. Todd Korbas says:

    Lorna, Kenny, Jodi, Kurt and your families:
    I am so sorry to hear of Todd’s passing. Whenever I saw him he had a smile and something nice to say. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  56. Lawrence Frontz says:

    Prayers for all, so sorry for the loss of Todd✝️

  57. Gary Heydinger says:

    Deepest sympathy and prayers to the Albert family. Everyone who worked for Todd at Shelby Insurance had the deepest respect for him. He was simply the BEST!!

  58. Karol Tussing says:

    Hi Lorna. I just learned of Todd’s passing. He was a kind boss when I worked as his secretary and later as a programmer at Shelby Insurance. My prayers and sincere sympathy are with you and the entire family. Hang onto your good memories!

  59. Joyce Wagner says:

    Dear Lorna and family,
    I was so so saddened to hear about Todds passing. He truly was a great man.. and I’m so glad I had the privilege of working for him.
    May your precious memories help you thru these difficult days..
    Those we love are not far away.
    They walk beside us every day.

  60. Pamela Johnson Hanline says:

    Lorna and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Todd was a wonderful neighbor. He plowed my driveway when I was home alone with an infant. His kindness will never be forgotten.❤️

  61. Keith Schwierking says:

    Todd’s Family and Friends,
    I worked with Todd while he was at OMIG and I can honestly say Todd was one of the nicest and most honorable people I’ve ever come across. Always direct regarding business but at the same time a fun and pleasant person who you wanted to be around. My day was always a little better after seeing Todd. My deepest sympathy to his friends and especially his family, I am sure he will be greatly missed, I am very sorry for your loss.

  62. Mark & Jone Zimmerman says:

    Our deepest condolences.

  63. John N Contrascere says:

    Lorna and family, so sorry to hear of Todd’s passing. He will always be missed and remembered throughout the community. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  64. Edward Henderson says:

    So sad to hear of Todd’s passing, he was one of the truly good guys. Lorna and all the family my sincerest condolences.

  65. Deb ( Broka) d’Aquin says:

    Lorna,

    I am so very sorry for your ( families) deep loss of Todd. I’m sure the shock is riveting and it must all feel numb. Please know how friends and colleagues will rally and sustain as you take the precious time to honor and grieve. We all walk through these tough passages as one. Please also know how much we APPRECIATE all you and Todd give and gave to make community stronger and better. Hugs.

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