Albert

January 12, 1927 ~ April 25, 2020

Born in: Owensboro , KY
Resided in: Owensboro , KY

Albert F. Laub Jr., 93, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Albert was born Jan. 12, 1927, in Owensboro to Albert F. Laub and Mary Ams. He was preceded in death by sisters Mary Ann (Buck) Montgomery, Lillian Mattingly, Charlotte (Gene) Hein and Betty J. Laub; nephew Joseph Mattingly; great-great-niece Mollie Hagan; and great-nephew Joseph Albert Mattingly III.

Surviving are his loving and devoted great-niece, Jean (Gary) Hagan and their children, Gary II (Jessica), great-great-great-nephew Lincoln Albert (LA), Jennifer (Jeff) Tinius; great-great-great-nieces Miller, Lillian and Josephine; Mollie Alyssa’s sons, great-great-great-nephew Max Carter and Clark Anthony; and great-great-great-niece Allie B.

Other survivors include his nieces and nephews, Janet (Mickey), Betsy (Ricky), Carrie, Vincent Jr., Gregory and John; great-nieces and nephews Anne, Julie, Sally, Vincent II, Melissa, Emily, Lindsay, Meredith, Carrie Beth and Abigail; great-great-nieces and nephews Tyler, MacKenzie, Molly, Jake, Caroline, Emily, Oliver, Charlotte, Felix, Maddox, Greyson, Grace and Evvy.

Albert was a soldier in the United States Army during World War II, from June 4, 1945, to Oct. 26 1946. He was stationed in Germany and Austria as a private first class, where his duties as a supply clerk in the European Theatre of Operations with the 488th Quartermaster Depot Supply Company included various clerical and stock-handling duties in connection with the receipt, storage and issue of supplies, as well as keeping records of incoming and outgoing supplies.

His decorations and honors included a World War II Victory Ribbon for German Occupation, Medal of Victory, Master Rifleman and medal for Honorable Service.

After returning home to Owensboro from the war, he worked with his father at the family sheet metal shop. As his parents and relatives grew older and ill, he became their caretaker. He sacrificed pursuing his dreams and aspirations to take care of them so they could be cared for and die in the comfort of their own home.

His interests included playing the piano (self-taught and accomplished), sketching and painting (also self-taught and accomplished), classical music, astronomy, keeping up with current events, UK basketball and going for walks on sunny days. Most of all, he cherished his family, acting as a bond to ensure that he kept his extended family close.

What his family most admired about Albert was he always carried himself with dignity and grace, and would find the joy in the most simple things in life. His intelligence, military bearing and loving nature will live on in all of us. We will all strive to employ his qualities and his life’s wisdom that he instilled within us so that his memory and influence will live on in our hearts in the hearts of our children.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Laub. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Albert F. Laub, Jr. and sign his virtual guest book by going to www.haleymcginnis.com.

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  1. Tony and Sandy Mehlbauer
    While I had a limited personal acquaintance with Albert, being a friend of the family assures me that Albert was truly a Great American. May the Lord lay his loving hand on each and every one of you and may Albert rest in peace.

  2. I really loved Mr. Laub. For a long time he and his wife would drive down our street. They would hold their dog, Precious, up and help her wave at us. For years I walked my dogs past his house. We always spoke and chatted a little. When I struggled with Sprout, Mr. Laub would always say so sweetly, “Don’t give up on him. He’ll get better,” What a dear, sweet neighbor he has been.”

  3. Wanted to extend my condolences to the family and express gratitude on behalf of Hospice of Western Kentucky for the privilege of caring for Mr. Laub. We know it isn’t easy to allow strangers to care for someone you love so we don’t take it likely that you’ve welcomed us in during such an intimate time. Please be aware that bereavement services are a part of Hospice care so please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if I can be of any comfort or assistance.

  4. Deepest sympathy to all of the family. Al was a very nice man. Lots of good memories of the kids down at Betty and Al’s house.
    Eternal Rest Albert🙏🏼🙏🏼

  5. Dave & I just learned of the passing of our former, dear, sweet neighbor, Al. We shared many wonderful conversations in our adjoining back yards on many topics.
    Al was a true patriot, gentleman and we will remember him always. Rest In Peace, Al and our sympathy to his survivors.
    Dave & Julie Hausner

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