Robert “Bob” Franklin Albert

September 1, 1934 - February 14, 2024

09/01/1934 - 02/14/2024

Past Services

Visitation
Monday February 19, 2024
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Funeral Service
Tuesday February 20, 2024
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Christian Church of Moundsville
1200 Third Street
Moundsville, WV 26041
(304) 845-1750 | Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday February 20, 2024
12:30 pm
Halcyon Hills Memorial Park
R.D. #3, Box 245
Sherrard, WV
Directions

Robert Franklin Albert, fondly known as Bob, was a remarkable man whose presence brightened the lives of those around him. Born on September 1, 1934, in Wheeling, West Virginia, he embraced life’s journey with open arms until his peaceful passing at Liza’s Place on February 14, 2024, at the age of 89.

Bob’s career started at Windsor Power Plant, then Cardinal Power Plant, next Bob proceeded to work at Mitchell Power Plant as an instrument technician, where his work earned him a promotion to maintenance supervisor. Later, Bob was assigned the head of O.C.P.M. until he finished his career with AEP as a Plant Manager for Kammer Power Plant. Bob’s natural leadership qualities paved the way for him to oversee his coworkers, earning their trust and admiration. People flocked to Bob’s kindness and guidance, which made him a beloved figure among colleagues and friends alike.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Bob was in the Army, where he was trained and worked in the Intelligence/Communication department. He engaged in numerous local committees and services where he made a significant impact. He devoted his time and energy to being a Youth Group leader, Sunday School teacher, and a trustee, where he and Susan would take communion to the shut-ins. Bob was a devoted member of the First Christian Church of Moundsville, WV, where he was respected as an Elder Emeritus. 

He was a graduate of Warwood High School, where he was the President of his graduating class. Bob also was the captain of the Football Team and played for the Warwood Reds Baseball League. 

Bob’s many interests brought joy and fulfillment to his life. As an active member of the Moundsville Bass Club, he honed his fishing skills and relished sharing this love with his family and friends. An avid golfer and member of the Moundsville Country Club, Bob enjoyed the challenge and camaraderie that the sport provided.

With a spirit of adventure, Bob delighted in exploring the world alongside his loved ones. Traveling held a special place in his heart, creating lasting memories and strengthening family bonds. Sports also held a special spot in Bob’s heart, as he never missed an opportunity to cheer on his beloved Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins, and Steelers.

Beyond his hobbies, Bob cherished quality time with family. His home, affectionately referred to as “Pap’s House” by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, hosted countless celebrations. From swimming parties to birthday gatherings, Bob’s warm hospitality made every occasion memorable.

Bob’s legacy will forever be remembered and cherished by his surviving family and friends. He leaves behind daughters Kelly (Jerry) Dunlap of Glen Dale, WV, and Sandra (William) McAllister of Wheeling, WV. A sister, Ann Ford of Tucson, AZ. His grandchildren, Holly Beth (Tommy) Thompson, Scotty (Courtney) Garrison Jr., Anna (Jeff) Pettit, Megan McAllister, Kendall (Austin Cain) McCombs, and Jared (Alysha Lee) Dunlap, brought immense joy to his life. Similarly, his great-grandchildren, Makayla, Blayne, Aaralyn, Axton, Aryah, Abel, Chandler, and Colt, will always hold a special place in their hearts for their dearly missed Pap.

Bob is preceded in death by his loving wife, Susan Burge Albert, as well as his parents, Ray and Anna Jean Albert, and sister Carolyn Lee Allen of Greensburg, PA.

A visitation to honor and remember Bob will take place on Monday, February 19th from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Homes on 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, WV 26041. 

On Tuesday, February 20th, a service will be held at the First Christian Church of Moundsville, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a procession to Halcyon Hills Memorial Park.

To express appreciation for the care provided to Bob, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Liza’s Place at 308 Mount St. Joseph Road. Please note, if you send a check, to include in the memo line, attention to Robert Albert, or click here to donate online. We extend our sincerest thanks to them for their tireless and selfless support during this difficult time.

Bob will forever be remembered as a pillar of strength, a lighthouse guiding his family through life’s storms. His words carried weight and meaning, making a lasting impact on all who had the privilege of knowing him. Although he has left this world, his spirit lives on in the hearts of those who loved him. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memory inspire us to live with the same kindness, love, and dedication that Bob displayed throughout his remarkable life.

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Antonia / Annabelle
1 month ago

My deepest condolences to all of Bobs family!
It was truly an honor to meet him and care for him. He will be truly missed.

Mark Ritz
1 month ago

Kelly and Sandy,

Deepest condolences from Sally and I.

Bill Foster
1 month ago

A man who did not open his enter self to you easily, but once he allowed you to enter that door, you found a good person who was honest, sincere, and a pleasure to spend your time with. we should have gotten to know each other sooner. My deepest sympathy to the entire family.

Teresa summers and Christi layman
1 month ago

So sorry for your loss

James Stewart
1 month ago

So sorry to hear about Bobs passing.Thinking about Jerry and Family.

Dawna Foster
1 month ago

So sorry for you loss Sandy, Bill and family. My Dad always enjoyed his golfing days with Mr. Albert. Healing thoughts being sent your way………..Dawna Foster

Bob & Jennifer Blazer
1 month ago

Sandy, Sorry for your Loss

Chris Rusmisel
1 month ago

Sandy/Kelly

You’re dad was an amazing man and I will always remember him for welcoming both myself and our family with open arms.

I hope you can find peace in this difficult time.

Love, Chris

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 month ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Robert Franklin Albert, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Robert Franklin Albert, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †