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Sue Albert

Sue Albert passed away peacefully on May 16 at the age of 94, two weeks after being diagnosed with COVID-19. A loving wife, mother, sister and daughter, she never feared anything and addressed challenges head-on, her deep faith in God always giving her tremendous strength.  Sue joined West Side more than 45 years ago and blessed us with her passion for music, studying the Word of God and teaching others. 


Marc Oehler on May 22, 2020 8:15am

I didn't know Sue well, but am so grateful for the conversations we had, particularly in my early years at West Side. A deep thinker, with a bright mind and a twinkle (dare I say 'the devil?') in her eyes. RIP Sue. "Well done, good and faithful servant..."

Pat McGlade on May 22, 2020 8:35am

What an inspirational human being! I had the privilege of walking with Sue and her husband through some difficult storms in their life. (Both figurative and actual...Hurricane Sandy!) And her faith, strength and positive determination came through each time. Visiting with her and listening to her stories of love for her family, music, nature and Maine all culminated into the fullness of her love for God. I pray her light continues to shine through me and all of those she has touched.

Francis (Frank) Schott on May 22, 2020 11:01am

Sue Albert was one of my late Barbara's favorite assistance projects, a dear friend. As I recall, Sue's main gift to West Side was the chapel organ, beneficial to all of us. She will be remembered as a great Christian lady.

Jim Horton on May 22, 2020 12:04pm

Sue was the embodiment of a Christ. Her kindliness, BECAUSE of her kindliness, will be carried on.

Lisa Hahn on May 22, 2020 3:28pm

Sue was a lovely woman. So smart and always had a smile to share. My warm wishes to her family in this difficult time.

John A. Bostrom on May 23, 2020 6:39am

Sue Albert is dear to my heart, especially for bringing so many gifted theologians to our church from Union Theological Seminary. The highlight of this ministry, for me, was a weekend of lectures by Raymond Brown.

Heidi Gilmore on May 23, 2020 10:20pm

Hi to all! I am one of Sue's daughters. I loved reading these comments - they are very touching and comforting to the family at this sad time. Thank you! I enjoyed them all, but especially the one from John. Mom was so proud when she was able to organize the Raymond Brown lectures. I remember, very well, her talking about it and how hard she worked to make it all happen. For her, that was the pinnacle of organizing something meaningful for her fellow members at West Side. Please know that she loved West Side and the people there. I heard so often of the great music (her passion) and fellowship that she enjoyed. The church and the people in it meant a lot to her. I also want to say thanks to Frank Schott for Barbara's devotion to Mom. They were friends for decades (even when I was a little girl) and Barbara faithfully came to Christian Health Care every Sunday to visit with Mom, once Mom could no longer get to church on Sundays. It meant a lot to Mom and to all of us, too. May God bless you all!