Lawrence A. Albani, MD, 62, of Parkville, MO, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Liberty Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born January 27, 1957, in LaSalle, IL, to Ralph and Violet (Liss) Albani. They preceded him in death.
Dr. Albani attended the University of Iowa for his undergraduate degree and then attended Rush Medical Center in Chicago where he earned his medical degree. He completed his Urology residency at University of Kansas Medical Center and then joined his brother Dr. Frank Albani at Urology Specialists in North Kansas City Hospital, Liberty Hospital, Spellman Memorial Hospital, and St. Luke’s Northland Hospital. There he enjoyed a successful 20-year career and touched many lives in his role as a physician. He was a compassionate and caring doctor who truly felt his calling was to serve others. Outside of medicine, his hobbies included watching Jayhawk basketball, running, making people laugh, eating ice cream, going to the beach, and conquering the Disneyworld theme parks.
He married Linda Geralyn Noonan on June 28, 1980, in Dubuque, IA. They shared a devoted and fun-loving marriage for almost 40 years. In addition to Linda, survivors include their three children: Lauren Anne Albani and husband, Namit Bammi of Chicago, IL; Michael Joseph Albani and Bridget Cantwell of Kansas City, MO; and Elizabeth Kay McGregor and husband Cole McGregor, MD, of Chicago, IL; a beloved granddaughter, Lola Mae McGregor; Two brothers, Frank Albani, MD and wife, Donna Albani of Liberty, MO; and Robert Albani, MD and wife, Elaine Albani of Denver, CO.; and his in-laws, Lola Mae and Gerard Budde, Noonan of Dubuque, IA.
Dr. Albani was loved dearly by many family and friends, as he never knew a stranger and showed kindness to all.
All services will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church, 7207 NW Highway 9 in Kansas City, MO. The visitation & eulogy will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 13, 2020. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, with Rev. Michael Roach presiding with luncheon to follow on site. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to The Parkinson’s Exercise and Wellness Center and St. Pius X High School and may be left in care of the Meyers Northland Chapel, 401 Main St., Parkville, MO 64152. Memories of Dr. Albani and condolences may be shared with his family by visiting meyersfuneralchapel.com.