Obituary: Kathleen Albright, Advocate And Visionary Leader 2024



Kathleen Albright, Thompson Resident, Passes Away at 84


Kathleen Albright, Thompson Resident, Passes Away at 84

Thompson, Ohio Resident Leaves Behind Legacy of Love and Care

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kathleen Albright, a beloved resident of Thompson, Ohio. She passed away peacefully on May 21, 2024, at the age of 84, surrounded by her loved ones. Kathleen’s life was a testament to her unwavering spirit, love for her family and community, and passion for making a difference in the lives of others.

A Life Dedicated to Family and Community

Kathleen was born on October 10, 1939, in Ashtabula, Ohio, to Alfreda (Taylor) and Lawrence Loftus. She grew up in a loving home, instilling in her a strong sense of family values that she carried throughout her life. Kathleen married Terrence Albright, with whom she spent many happy years until his passing. Together, they raised three sons: David (Suzanne) Simpson, Brian (Elizabeth Waski) Albright, and Brandon Albright. Her sons and their families were the center of her world, and she cherished every moment spent with them.

Kathleen’s love extended beyond her immediate family to the wider community. She had a special place in her heart for children in need, serving as a foster mother for many years. She provided a warm and nurturing home for those who needed it most, giving them the love and support they needed to thrive.

A Passion for Cooking and the Outdoors

Kathleen had a lifelong passion for cooking, which she shared generously with her family and friends. She worked for many years at Heather Hill, where she delighted residents with her culinary creations. Her family’s love for food and cooking was undoubtedly influenced by her, and her meals always brought people together.

Beyond the kitchen, Kathleen was an avid outdoor enthusiast. She enjoyed camping, fishing, and gardening. She loved spending time in nature, surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. Her zest for life and adventure was contagious, inspiring those around her to embrace the wonders of the outdoors.

A Legacy of Love and Care

Kathleen Albright will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and the entire Thompson community. Her legacy of love, care, and unwavering spirit will continue to inspire those who knew her. She is survived by her sons, David, Brian, and Brandon; grandchildren, Alecia (Andrew) Webster, Matthew (Cristina) Simpson, and Kieran Albright; great-grandchildren, Braden Webster, Noah Webster, Fiona Simpson, and Cameron Simpson; and her brother, Fredrick Loftus. She was predeceased by her husband, Terrence, and her parents, Lawrence and Alfreda.

Funeral Arrangements and Memorial Donations

Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation service in honor of Kathleen Albright on Friday, May 31st, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Behm Family Funeral Home, located at 26 River Street in Madison, Ohio. A funeral service will follow at 6:00 PM, celebrated by Pastor Chris DeVine. Kathleen’s final resting place will be at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ashtabula County Animal Protective League, located at 5970 Green Road, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004. Kathleen had a deep love for animals, and her memory will be honored through this charitable contribution.


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