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Michael James Albright
South Bend, Indiana
Oct 8, 1958 – Oct 26, 2010 (Age 52)
Michael James Albright, 52, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2010, in his home after an illness. Michael was born October 8, 1958, in South Bend, Indiana to James F. Albright, who preceded him in death on May 8, 2002, and Betty J. Grannell, who preceded him in death on March 31, 1997. He was also preceded in death by grandparents, Carolyn and Frank Albright; and Hardy Grannell. Michael was employed with Walgreens for 31 years and was a Store Manager at the Walgreens Drug Store on Bendix Drive, in South Bend, Indiana. On July 22, 1978, Michael married his High School sweetheart, Tamara, â€œTammyâ€� K. (Lee) Albright. Surviving with his wife Tammy is his daughter, Crystal (Mathias Ballard) Albright of Mishawaka, Indiana; grandchildren, Kassidy Whitt and Peyton Ballard; and a sister, Elyse (Raymond) Russell of North Liberty, Indiana. Michael was a 1976 graduate of LaSalle High School and attended Vincennes University. He was a hardworking, dedicated and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved to build remote control cars, loved Notre Dame Football, racing, traveling, nature, and his labs, Molly and Simba. Michael worked in many different communities and truly enjoyed and respected everyone in the Walgreens family. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, October 29, 2010, at the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, Indiana. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 30, 2010, in the Kaniewski Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Highland Cemetery, South Bend, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care. To send condolences, please visit Kaniewski.com.