OBITUARY

Albert Dell Flair Jr.

October 25, 1952August 1, 2013
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Albert Dell Flair Jr. passed away peacefully with his family by his side, after a great battle with brain cancer on August 1, 2013 at the age of 60. He is survived by his sister Beatrice Ann, brothers Gustave Blancand married to Lisa, and Alan Timothy married to Margaret Tobi. He was the loving uncle to Nicholas, Alexander, Ashton, and Abbeygail Flair. Born October 25, 1952 in New Orleans, he was the oldest child of the late Albert Dell (Al) Flair, Sr. and Betty Blancand Flair. Dell graduated from Sam Barthe School for Boys in 1971 and from the Capital Page School (Washington, D.C.) after having served as page to the late F. Edward Hebert and the late Hale Boggs. He received degrees from both Louisiana State University and Charity School of Nursing. His love of people and sports started at Sam Barthe and led him to LSU, serving as athlete training under Coach Charlie McClendon for 4 years. Dell cherished his time working as a surgical nurse at Tulane Medical Center, and Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. His time in the OR prepared him well for Steris Corporate selling sterilization equipment to Hospitals in the Southern region. As a trainer and nurse, Dell loved taking care of people and will be remembered for his compassionate and loving touch. In 2009 Dell was inducted into the Louisiana Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame. Services will be held at: Leitz Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, La. on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11:00am. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00am Interment will be in Metairie Cemetery following services at the Funeral Home, In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, New Orleans, LA 70121. On line guest book at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 10, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 10, 2013
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Albert Dell Flair Jr.

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Maritza Davila

November 19, 2013

Sorry to hear this. His happiness in Nursing School was contagious . Maritza Davila

Tommy & Sade Zander

August 17, 2013

We are out of town for the summer and just learned of Dell's passing. He was a wonderful man and we will all miss him so. Please accept our condolences.

August 15, 2013

To the Family and Friends of Dell,
Dell was one of my cherished students at Charity. His wonderful smile and caring personality brought comfort to many patients. He made a difference in the lives of patients, their families, many other students and faculty. His contributions while at the School of Nursing will always be remembered fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Sincerely,
Mary Trosclair

Patricia Warr

August 13, 2013

We know Dell through his cousin Merlene. We had many fun times with the family. We just found out about his passing today and want the family to know how sorry we are. We were very glad to know such a knowledgeable person. Pat and Bill Warr

Cathy Elstner

August 13, 2013

Dell was one of my first and most dearest friends at Charity. I remember many long nights of studying with him. We would lose touch but then find our way back and even lived in Atlanta at the same time and moved back to New Orleans about the same time. The last time I saw him was at Ochsner when he worked for Steris. Life sent us in different directions but there's always been a piece of my heart that belonged to him. Rest in peace my dear friend..it's been a long battle.

john fontana

August 12, 2013

I first met Dell at LSU when I was a student Trainer. He then talked me into following him to Nursing school at Charity in New Orleans. We became room mates and very good friends. He help me pass OB and peds. we remained friends and I would often visit him after his cancer returned and then I lost contact with him. I shall miss him very very much He was a great friend and teacher. john fontana

August 11, 2013

Dear Flair Family:

Ora & I are sincerely sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family at this sad time.
Because of having a serious back problem (Arthritis), we could not make
the services.

Sincerely
Tommy & Ora Flair

August 11, 2013

I attended Sam Barthe school as a classmate of Dell. I knew him as a student at Charity Hospital School of Nursing. Dell had the rare gift of combining humor, intelligence, and concern for others. Sad to hear of his passing. He will be missed.

James H. Craig
Metairie, LA.

Tom Wooten

August 10, 2013

Many people pass through our lives both personally and professionally, some making an impact while others not so much. Dell is included in the small group that made a definitive impact on many. He always had a smile not matter what the circumstance, and would do whatever was necessary to help out a friend. His presence will be sadly missed here, but I rejoice in knowing that he will be giving some of the angels some spirited competition. Rest well my friend, we will see each other again.

Bonnie Richardson

August 9, 2013

Dell was the kindest and sweetest person. At family gatherings, he would always tell me that I looked more and more like my mother. Even though his family were big Tulane supporters, he had just a bit of LSU in him. When he was a trainer at LSU, he had some friends that were Golden Girls and they would call him when they had pulled muscles and Dell would do his best to help them out of their pain. He was a wonderful person. Trice, Tave and Lisa, Timmy and Toby-- the family has suffered a great loss with Dell's death. We will all see him again when we finish our life here on earth and what a reunion that will be. Until then-- I miss you and love you my cousin-- Bonnie