Mitchell Ryan Albano, 30, of Festus died Aug. 30, 2019, at his home. Mr. Albano was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman, and had worked as a mold injection operator at Sinclair & Rush in Arnold. He especially loved spending time with his grandfather and nephew. Born May 1, 1989, in Crystal City, he was the son of Claudia (Doug) Leftridge Waller of Festus and the late Mark Patrick Albano.
In addition to his mother and stepfather, he is survived by a brother: Nicholas (Megann) Albano of Festus; a nephew: Markus Mitchell Albano of Festus; a sister: Bailey Waller of Festus; his grandparents: Joy and Frank Albano of Festus and Janet and Sonny Waller of Desloge; and dear friend Shane Adams of Festus.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Margie (Aubuchon) Leftridge and Homer “Blackie” Leftridge.
A memorial gathering is at 11 a.m. and a memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Vinyard Funeral Home, 616 W. Main St., in Festus, officiated by Pastor Kyle Castens. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Home.