In Memory


Jay W. Albert, 70 of Lincoln, NE born in 1951 and passed away December 10, 2021.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 16, 2021 9am-8pm, family will be present Thursday 6-8pm at the funeral home. Funeral will be Friday, December 17, 2021 at 1pm all at Butherus Maser & Love Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for later designation. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Online Condolences can be left at

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12/15/21 09:17 AM #1    

Russ Minary

Jay was a good guy.  We first met in grade school at Calvert Elementary, in 1st or 2nd grade.  I remember when he started bowling at the lanes on 48th St.  He had a natural talent for it and was above and beyond in his skills right from the start. 

My condolences to his family and friends. 

Russ Minary

12/15/21 10:33 AM #2    

Greg Shaw

Jay Albert....a memory....

When I was in 6th or 7th grade I decided (well, my mom decided) that I should try a bowling league since I liked to bowl. They put me on a team and Jay Albert was on it. He was clearly one of the most skilled among the four of us. He had style. He loved the game and he was a damn good bowler. As I recall, his ball came in from the side with a slashing style that caused a lot of pin action.....and as those pins jangled around, his body would contort with a dance of pleasure. I was not such a good bowler, but I recall that he was always encouraging to me.  And, get this, our team won the league tournament and I got a HUGE trophy for it. I think Jay's mom worked at Parkway Lanes. Anyway, Jay was a real posiitve guy and nice to me, an average bowler.

Greg Shaw

12/15/21 07:50 PM #3    

Dale Ashmun

I didn't know Jay that well but I also have a bowling related memory of him.  I was in the same Parkway Lanes Bantam League that Greg Shaw referred to in his memory of Jay.  I wasn't on his team but I do remember watching him bowl and like everyone else in the building, we knew he was bowlling at an adult tournament level at the age of 14 or so.  

   In a related memory, I remember a tournament where we got to use our handicap and I won two trophies...the singles trophy and a doubles trophy with as I remember, Doug Magee as my partner.  I just happened to be hot that morning and when my handicap was added to my already high scores, I won two trophys, which I still have. They need a little repair as they have gotten a bit trashed in the many moves I've made in the past 57 years. I think I'll put that on my TO DO them dang bowling trophys.

12/16/21 07:02 AM #4    

Richard DeVere

I have kept in touch a bit by seeing Jay and his wife Diane at various antique shows that we go to and tehy were dealers.  We would talk about various things and if the subject went to the old high school days we would talk and laugh about our time playing intramurals on the Sweat, our team.  We sucked at basketball but won volleyball and went to the city tournament.    Jay was a good guy and he will be missed.

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