September 20, 1982 ~ July 19, 2021

Born in: Florida
Resided in: Atlanta, Georgia

Albert Garth Omstead, 38, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away Monday, July 19, 2021.

Albert grew up in Augusta, Georgia and moved to Atlanta in 2014. His career in Television and Film began in 2015. He was passionate about his work and a proud member of IATSE Local 479. Albert was a talented musician and played in several bands including Koko Beware, Eat Lightning, and Black Cat Rising. When not flexing his grip skills or shredding on the guitar, Albert could be found cooking Filipino delicacies for family and friends, encouraging others on their journeys through life, listening to shoegaze, enjoying the taste of delicious wings, juggling soccer balls, dreaming of Furnace Fest, watching Encino Man, engaging in light saber battles with his children, and flashing his A.C. Slater smile (complete with the DIMPLES) to all his adoring fans. He had a heart of solid gold, the mind of a mathematician, and the self discipline of Master Splinter; but most importantly, he was a loving Papi to his children and wonderful husband to his spouse.

He is survived by his spouse, Que Omstead, and their children, Frankie, Rowan, Liam, Aidan, and Nev, as well as his two sisters, Ruthie Wachtel and Jenny Pampalon, and his parents, Larry and Imelda Omstead.

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  1. I’m so sorry for your tragic loss. Albert was such a good friend to my son, who shared that he was a loving and giving family man. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. CandleImageThis breaks my heart to have happened to such a talented and loving person. Albert was the type of man, and father, that we ALL should look to be. Hard working, and never putting his needs before that of his family. My heart is still heavy when I see his LuckyCat sticker on my cart at work. And it will stay there, forever.

  3. CandleImageWhat a beautiful tribute for such a fantastic human. Albert will be missed by all who knew him. My love and thoughts to the entire family. I’m proud to have known him. Rest In Peace, Albert

  4. CandleImageTo meet Albert was an honor and a blessing. I was just a girl who wanted to learn how to grip. He gave me my 1st real lessons. Whether it was organizing carts, or wrapping rope. He took the time to show me. Every time I saw him after( in my heart)I just wanted to make him proud. I don’t think I’ll ever meet a more kind, patient, funny, and gentle human. This world truly lost someone special.

  5. CandleImageAlbert was one of the nicest, sweetest guys I’ve known in the film business. He was probably the most beloved grip in town. I no of no one who had a single negative thing to say about him and his absence will be felt for years. He was one of a kind. His loss is a tragedy for all.

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