Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home

4525 Bissonnet St, Bellaire, TX


Luis Delclos

March 4, 1926June 22, 2016
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Dr. Luis Delclos passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the age of 90, surrounded by his family, after a long and plentiful life. He was born on March 4, 1926 in Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain, a city founded over 2000 years ago. Although life would have him leave and live far from there, his heart never left Tarragona, where its golden coast meets that special blue of the Mediterranean, and the salty air is spiced with hints of rosemary and thyme. His love of the sea sparked a desire to become a naval engineer and build boats. But inspired by his grandfather and father, both physicians, he studied medicine at the University of Barcelona, graduating in 1950. Specialized residency training after medical school did not exist in Spain at the time, but he had the opportunity to train in radiation oncology at Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute in Manchester, England. In 1955 he married his hometown sweetheart, Maria Teresa. In 1960 the couple and their three children emigrated to Houston, where he spent nearly 4 decades working at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, building an international reputation as a gifted clinician, teacher and researcher, recognized as a pioneer of modern radiotherapy but, above all, loved by his patients, colleagues and trainees. In 1996, he retired from MD Anderson as Professor Emeritus. He will be remembered for many things, both professionally and personally, but most importantly for his generosity, integrity, boundless curiosity for even the simplest of things, and love of family, friends and life. And food.

He is survived by a large, loving family, now headed by his wife of 61 years, Maria Teresa, their six children, George, Luis, Henry, Martha, Marc and Sandra; daughters-in-law Conchita, Maria José, Susan and Blanca; son-in-law Khush, Juan Mangini, sister Maria Dolores, in-laws Eva, Gabriel, Lore and Ramona, numerous grandchildren, nephews and nieces, and an endless list of devoted friends.

A Mass will be offered in his memory on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 6 pm at the Lahart Chapel of Saint Ignatius at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, 8900 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77036.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Luis Delclos’ name to Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Attn: Development Dept., 8900 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036 or to MD Anderson Cancer Center at https://www.mdanderson.org/donors-volunteers.html .


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    Thursday, June 30, 2016


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gerbaulet alain

December 22, 2016

Descrubiendo ahora la muy triste noticia del fallecimiento de Luis, un muy grande de la radioterapia mundial y para mi , como para el professor Chassagne mi maestro que murio en octubre, un muy sincerio amigo que nunca oblidaremos
Recibe para usted y toda la familia de Luis, mi mas sentido pesame
Pr Alain Gerbaulet de Paris

Romà Massot

October 13, 2016

Estic preparant un obituari sobre tu per la RAMC a la que pertanyies d'ençà l'any 2007.Poc sabia de tu, pero he reunit tota la informació possible, i ara puc dir que he après a estimar-te. La teva llarga vida és un exemple d'un home serè però intrèpid, lluitador i treballador, amant de la família i dels seus pacients. La teva vocació no va privar-te de diferents hobbis que van ajudar-te a mantenir jove el teu esperit. Vas guardar al teu cor sempre viu el record de la teva ciutat, i també la pràctica familiar de la teva llengua materna, el català. Per sempre, fill predilecte de Tarragona.

Martha Lady

July 11, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. May all your memories be a sweet reminder of the kind of husband, father and grandfather he was.

July 10, 2016

July 10, 2016
We just returned from vacation and learned about your family's loss. He was my teacher and subsequent colleague while I worked at MD Anderson and it was a pleasure to learn from and work with him. We hope that your grief in his death is eased by the full life that he lived and shared with you.
Dr. Arthur and Ella Hamberger

July 6, 2016


So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. May the memories of him give you comfort.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marsha Vanlandingham

Sandy Lee

July 1, 2016

Martha, what an amazing man your father was. His obituary is such a beautiful tribute to him. Sending love and warm condolences to the entire Delclos family.

June 30, 2016

I was saddned to hear of Dr Delclos's passing. I worked with for many years and remember him as a very compassionate and caring physician. My sympathy to the family.
Linda McCallister

Elizabeth Prudhomme

June 30, 2016

Martha and Sandra,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I enjoyed reading about his accomplishments and seeing all the special photos! What a wonderful tribute to his life. My prayers are with your entire family. May all the memories bring you comfort.

Jenil Patel

June 30, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Esperanza y Emilio Gelpi

June 30, 2016

El destino quiso que una semana antes de su muerte estuviésemos con Luis y su familia en Houston. Fue un gran consuelo haber llegado a tiempo con un regalo especial, que él aprecio mucho. Sin embargo, la despedida el jueves 16 de Junio fue muy dura para nosotros ya que sabíamos que no volveríamos a vernos. Siempre tendremos presente el buen humor, la generosidad, el buen hacer y la verdadera amistad que Luis nos brindó. En 1965 cuando por primera vez llegamos a Houston para formar una familia y afianzar una profesión, tanto él cómo Teresa, nos acogieron como lo harían unos padres adoptivos. Gracias a sus consejos, amistad y ayuda todo fue algo más fácil. Nos sentimos entonces, y ahora más que nunca, parte de una gran familia. Sabéis cuán profundamente lo sentimos y estamos orgullosos de haber podido disfrutar durante tantos años de la amistad de Luis.