Albert Lexie

  • Died: October 16, 2018
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Albert Lexie

Shoe-shine man gave more than $200,000 in tips to children's hospital in Pittsburgh…

Albert Lexie shined shoes two days a week at UPMC Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh from 1981 until he retired in 2013. He dropped out of school in eighth grade and started working as a shoe-shiner. The hospital said he earned about $10,000 a year, donating over $200,000 in tips. He donated his tips to the hospital because he wanted to help the children feel better. The money went to the free care fund to help those who did not have adequate health insurance. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Mr. Lexies smile shows his happiness. He was a generous big hearted man who imitated Jesus by being sincerely interested in the welfare of others, especially children; and by looking for ways to care for their needs. What a meaningful contribution he made to our society! My condolences to his family. May the God of peace comfort you during this time of loss.

Posted by A friend   November 17, 2018

Albert evidently was a a very kind caring interesting man. I hope the family accepts my sincere sympathy for your loss. God will comfort you through this difficult time.I look forward to seeing Albert in paradise!!

Posted by VH    November 12, 2018

I grew up in Monessen and remember Albert so well. We were neighbors .
I did not realize he passed .
There is a message from him and God
I already own his book.Today I put it on my coffee table and re-read it.
My daughter picked it up and started reading it.
Great human being and I hoped that I could congratulate him in person.
This evening I googled his name and read that he passed.
Sad news, but we all know he is flying high.

Posted by Bernadette Crawley-Mack - Brooklyn, NY   November 10, 2018


HUMBLENESS was ALBERT'S most important trait, an attribute which he became just like the CREATOR. His ability to activate nature with the intent not for himself. That inner light he shared with children was the gift of ALTRUISM. WHAT A WONDERFUL MAN!!...PRAYERS

Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   November 02, 2018

To the family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Albert, may God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. (Psalms 46 :1)

Posted by A friend   October 31, 2018

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your love one.

Posted by A friend   October 29, 2018

Thank you Albert for your loving and kind heart! We need more people like you in this world. My prayers will be with your family.

Posted by W Santana - Paramount, CA - friend   October 29, 2018

My sincere condolences

He really led wonderful example of a self sacrifice for those in need that we all can follow.

God's word gives a real hope that in time God will wipe out all causes of death, tears and pain.

Posted by R R - Yonkers   October 29, 2018

Mr Lexie, Thank You for your unselfish contributions, and being a wonderful example of what a hard working person, not a wealthy person, can do when they choose to do so. You are one beautiful person, and a total inspiration to all of us. Thank You, and God Bless You from Kansas City. Prayers to your family.

Posted by A friend   October 29, 2018

So sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. Heartfelt condolences to the family. May our Heavenly Father supply you with the strength and courage as needed each day. Colossians1:11. May the wonderful memories you shared bring you lasting comfort. Deepest sympathy!

Posted by Lmb    October 29, 2018

How beautiful it is to see someone showing compassion for others. These acts makes me think of the love and compassion Christ Jesus showed when on earth. Our heavenly Father loves those who give willingly.
2Corinthians 9:7

Posted by G Francois    October 28, 2018

God Bless you for all your Kind deeds,,R.I.P Albert,,,

Posted by Vickie richards - chicago, IL - friend   October 26, 2018

It is encouraging to see someone share their earnings to help unfortunate children have a better life. This type of giving is in harmony with the scripture that tells us there is more happiness in giving than receiving.

Posted by Frances    October 26, 2018

This gentleman is a tribute to mankind and to all those that possess compassion for children. Bless you Albert.

Posted by Marc - Snohomish, WA   October 26, 2018

"Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous. 1 Peter 3:8 (KJV) " --- Thank you Albert for being moved with compassion to do great work!

Posted by A friend   October 26, 2018

There is a Gospel song called, The Glove. The gist of it is that the singer sings, "God, let me be the glove You wear." Albert was a glove that God has used to bless others. I, too, was a shoeshine boy when I was a teen. It was hard and at times, very humiliating work. I got $.50 a pair shined. So tips were very appreciated. I know how hard it was and how tired he could be. The Bible says that we don't get saved by what we do, but, Albert acted like a saint. He showed us how to live. May God bless you, his family, at this difficult and sad time. God, we ask you comfort this family today, In Jesus' Name we ask this, Amen.

Posted by Ron Ray - Stephenville,, TX - Coworker   October 26, 2018

What a beautiful example and inspiring man

Posted by Estella CHAVEN - Sanford, FL   October 26, 2018

May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones.

Posted by Stacy    October 25, 2018

My sincerest sympathy. Such a truly beautiful and inspirational person. If only we all could follow Mr. Lexies beautiful example - for there is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving .

Posted by A friend   October 25, 2018

Posted by L W - Fwb, FL   October 25, 2018

What a great human what a great man, the whole world should be like him. Thank you thank you

Posted by A friend   October 24, 2018


Posted by Linda Tracy - Cleveland, OH   October 24, 2018

May the words written in the bible for our comfort strengthen your saddened heart during this emotional time (Matthew 5:4 NWT)

Posted by A friend   October 24, 2018

A true, true man !!

Posted by thomas rush - PA - acquaintance   October 24, 2018

My condolences to the family on the loss of a giving and loving man. He wanted to make sure that everyone's needs were taken care if. He was unselfish and kind. We look forward to the time when no one will get sick again.

Posted by A friend   October 23, 2018

We look forward to being reunited with Albert again in paradise, until then may the Almighty God comfort be with his family, friends and allotherswho were touched by him. God love you and he cares for you.

Posted by Sally - Painesville, OH   October 23, 2018

It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.

Posted by A friend   October 23, 2018

I wish to extend my condolences to Albert lexie family and friends of the family, so sorry for your loss may you find comfort in drawing close to God and He will draw close to you at this difficult time.

Posted by EL - IL   October 22, 2018

We thank the family of Albert Alexis for sharing their love one with us
He truly was the example of love
His love was a work of action
Our Heavenly Father is truly pleased to see us sharing our hearts with others
May family and friends embrace each other as God gives us the peace needed during this time

Posted by Wilma - GA   October 22, 2018


Such an incredibly generous man! Condolences to his family.

Posted by Yvonne - Marysville, MI   October 22, 2018

Im so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort prove to be your strength during this difficult time.
Psalm 18:2

Posted by Christian    October 22, 2018

So sorry for this loss!
The bible states that the generous person will be blessed'-(Proverbs 22:9). No doubt God saw all of Albert's fine works while he was alive and will richly bless him!

Posted by A friend   October 22, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   October 22, 2018

Albert showed the world that heart, not money can move mountains. He was a loving, kind ,and giving man who touched so many with his generosity. He leaves a sterling legacy for humanity. God will comfort you as you grieve his loss because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6,7) My sincere condolences.

Posted by - Atlanta, GA   October 22, 2018

My condolences to family,and friends. May God comfort, and give you strength to endure this difficult time.

Posted by R - IL   October 22, 2018

Deepest condolences to the family. Thank you for your unselfish deeds.

Rhonda, MD

Posted by A friend   October 22, 2018

Albert, you showed us all how to live. Thank you!

Posted by Maureen - Pittsburgh, PA - friend   October 21, 2018

What a kind and loving gift you have given to the world. We all need to learn the lesson that you lived. What a wonderful world this could be. You are a very special man among men! Your family must be so very proud.

Posted by Mimi G - Reading, PA   October 21, 2018

Mr Lexie you sir are an example to the rest of us about how to enjoy life, look past ourselves, do what you can to help. You will be missed. My sincere condolences to your family and friends, thank you sir.

Posted by Anna - Salt Lake   October 21, 2018

This world needs more loving people like Albert Lexie. May we all remember him for who he was and what we should strive to to be more like. God's gift to all people.

Posted by R M - Eugene, OR   October 21, 2018


Albert.may your soul find rest.around God throne.the life and work you done has spoken for you


Posted by A friend   October 20, 2018

My deepest sympathies to the family on their loss. May you be comforted by a God given promise of a better time. Isa.33:24

Posted by J.A. - NC   October 20, 2018

God Bless you Albert Lexie..

Posted by A friend   October 20, 2018

Mr. Lexie, there are very few people that I have met that had/have your kindness, thoughtfullness, caring and love for others. Especially our precious children. Our Lord, heavenly body of saints and angels welcome you with open arms
I send my blessings to your family, all those that loved you, and your shoe-shined clients. RIP, kind soul

Posted by A friend   October 20, 2018

My condolences to the family, those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes, God promises us that the day will come where all those who have died will live again. Act 24:15

Posted by Ana - Miami, FL   October 20, 2018


May you R.I.P. You will be missed.

Posted by A friend   October 19, 2018

Kind deeds for others gives a greater sense of purpose and meaning in life as well as health and happiness according to social science researchers, reflecting the wisdom , "There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving." Acts 20:35. By this Mr. Lexie will be remembered for his kindness and a truely happy man.

Posted by Cynthia Gillis - Pahrump, NV - Friend   October 19, 2018

Good Job Albert , he fulfilled Jesus words" there more happyness in giving than there is in receiving." (Act 20 :35)My sincere condolence condolence to the family and friends.

Posted by A friend   October 19, 2018

My Condolences to the family of Albert Lexkie,may God bless you'll for his caring and compassion for children.

Posted by Rose.    October 19, 2018

What a wonderful guy! Loving, caring, kind and compassionate.. Albert Lexie did exactly what Jesus would have done. (Acts 20:35) He will be missed greatly. I want the family to know my thoughts and prayers will continue to be with them.

Posted by L J - NC   October 18, 2018

God bless you sir. You were an angel on earth and now in heaven. RIP

Posted by Nancy Desi - Hendersonville, NC   October 18, 2018

What a great Guy

Posted by Peter Spears - Dallas, TX   October 18, 2018

Posted by D F - MD   October 18, 2018


Godspeed Albert... Well done, Albert. Well done.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   October 18, 2018

Such a generous and caring spirit. Take comfort knowing that our heavenly Father does not forget the kindness that he showed and He will comfort and strengthen all of you in your time of sorrow.

Posted by p thomas - GA   October 18, 2018

Rest in God's arms! You deserve it. Now you can enjoy the first day with Jesus.

Posted by Joan Colter - Port Angeles, WA   October 18, 2018

God Bless You Albert Lexie! We need more people like him in our world. A caring, compassionate Human Being, sharing his Charity. Fly High, and R,I.P......

Posted by Dwaine Johnson - Tracy, CA   October 18, 2018

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by SUE ANN - LA   October 18, 2018


Please accept my Deepest Sympathies

Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   October 18, 2018


Posted by gdc    October 18, 2018

God speed Albert Lexie, you deserve a place in heaven and eternal rest.

Posted by Jo Amoroso - San Magteo, CA   October 18, 2018

God Bless you, Albert and thank you for everything you did for the children and for your hometown friends in the Mon Valley.

Posted by A friend   October 18, 2018

Posted by Cc C - Chicago, IL   October 18, 2018

Albert, you are truly an angel among us. Thank you for your amazing kindness and generosity. Rest In Peace. ❤

Posted by J - Sarasota, FL   October 18, 2018


Go Albert go, Go all the deserve an space in Heaven. May the soft rain drops ease the dust of your last walking trail. Thank you Sir for your generosity.Thank you, Thank you!!!! May the Great Architect of the Universe rest your Soul in Peace.

Posted by Jose Alvarez - San Diego, CA   October 18, 2018

Posted by A.M. - Racine, WI   October 18, 2018

Greatness and kindness, I am sad to learn of his passing.

Posted by Kimberly Milliken - Coalton, OH   October 18, 2018

God has Blessed you and the children you helped, go with him now Albert as you truly are an angel.

Posted by A friend   October 18, 2018

Dear Lexie Family and friends:
I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your loved one Albert. May you find comfort in knowing that God keeps those who pass away in His memory - because they are precious in His eyes.

Posted by I. M.    October 18, 2018

RIP my friend. You were the epitome of what generosity is.

Posted by Ed Repka - Monongahela, PA - friend   October 18, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Lexie family. What a generous gentleman. Our loving God promises to remember Albert (John 6:40). May our God of comfort give you his peace and the strength to cope with your loss (Jeremiah 29:11).

Posted by A friend   October 18, 2018

A selfless person. Deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by A friend   October 18, 2018

Offering Ill deepest sympathies to the family and all who love Mr. Alexi. May Your precious memories of such a generous man bring you comfort. And may the God of all comfort help you through this difficult time.

Posted by Wanda    October 18, 2018


Rest in peace dear man...your work here will live on...

Posted by A friend   October 18, 2018


may God Bless you and give you a special place in Heaven for your kindness. Rest in everlasting Peace

Posted by A friend   October 18, 2018


Posted by Ann Stokman - Greenfield, WI   October 18, 2018

Sorry for your loss. grief can be hard, but the love from family and friends can help you cope.

Posted by A friend   October 18, 2018


God bless you !!!!!

Posted by Joan Walton - Columbus, GA   October 18, 2018

What a wonderful person that gave out of his heart. If only we had more loving people like Albert in our world we would find the true meaning of love for all to share.

Posted by John 3:16    October 18, 2018


Sending my most Heartfelt Condolences to all Family Members, and Beloved Friends. God Bless Mr. Lexi for his kind gifts to the Children that you love, Lord

Posted by CM - AL   October 18, 2018

What a blessing you have been.
Your generosity speaks to a life lived not in vain. Peace be with you.

Posted by Cheryl Smith - Lorton, VA   October 17, 2018



Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   October 17, 2018

May the peace of God be with you.

Posted by Phil. 4:6, 7    October 17, 2018

My deepest condolences goes out to the family and friends of Albert. We truly appreciate his kindness and willingness to help others. May our loving God and Father strengthen your family and give you peace to cope with your loss.

Posted by JC    October 17, 2018

God bless your beautiful soul. Rest In Peace.


Posted by A friend   October 17, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family and friends I hope the family keep the wonderful memories of Albert close to your hearts....

Posted by A friend   October 17, 2018

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Albert Lexie