Steve Albers Passes Away After Bike Accident

Steve Albers, president and founder of Tacoma-based insurance company Albers & Co., passed away Friday evening at the age of 60 after being critically injured in a bike accident.

An article published Saturday in the News Tribune described Albers as an athlete and outdoorsman who gave to community causes. He was active in the American Leadership Forum, City Club, the Pierce County Library and its foundation, the Rotary, Tacoma Goodwill, and United Way of Pierce County.

Albers founded Albers & Co. in 1985, and the company was a longtime credit union collaborator and a frequent tradeshow exhibitor at the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) Convention and Annual Business Meeting.

“As a person, Steve was extremely well-liked by everyone who did business with Albers & Co.,” said NWCUA CEO John Annaloro. “The credit union community extends its deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones.”

A celebration of life will be held today at 3 p.m. at Fircrest Golf Club, located at 1500 Regents Blvd. in Fircrest, Wash. All are welcome to join the celebration and share stories of Albers’ life. Donations can be made to United Way of Pierce County, Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare or the Pierce County Library Foundation.

Albers graduated from Lakes High School in Lakewood, Wash., where he still resided, and attended Washington State University. He earned a degree in business from the University of Puget Sound.

Albers is survived by his wife, Donna, and by a son, Chris, and a daughter, Ashley, from a previous marriage, both of whom live in San Diego. Albers also is survived by his parents, Homer and Marcene, who live in Gig Harbor, Wash., and by four brothers, Jeff, Bill, Randy and Joe, all of whom live in Pierce County.


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