James P. Albert, a longtime resident of Darien, passed away on August 22nd at Stamford Hospital at the age of 77. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 21, 1940 to Elwin and Kathryn (Damm) Albert. He grew up in several cities in the Midwest, spending summers working on the family farm in Utica, Minnesota. He graduated from high school in Kalamazoo, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan before leaving for New York City where he lived until moving to Darien in 1976.
Jim started his career at Equitable Life as the computer programming profession was getting underway. Over a long career in computing, Jim wrote systems programs and managed services for major corporations such as Bankers Trust, Time Inc., and CBS where he met his wife, Lois Schneider. As the computer field expanded, Jim moved into telecommunications and did network design and implementation globally. His work cut across many fields including entertainment, banking, insurance, health-care, and technology.