OBITUARY

Arthur "Big Art" Bodenheimer

August 19, 1931June 4, 2021
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Arthur J. Bodenheimer "Big Art" was a caring husband, proud father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all. He left this world on June 4th, 2021, at the age of 90. He was born to Velma and Arthur Alphonse Bodenheimer on August 19th, 1931. He was preceded in death by his sister Velma Bodenheimer and Clifford Bodenheimer.

After graduating from Redemptorist High School, he served our country for four years in the Airforce. He continued his career working at Merck for 43 years and part-time at Sears for 20 years.

Arthur loved spending time with his children at Filmore and Kenilworth playgrounds. He was a devoted member of The Krewe of Endymion for 30 years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia Bartet Bodenheimer, of 66 years; his children, Arthur Jr. (Cathy), Greg (Nardis), Kirk Sr., Sheree Grote (Bill), Rhonda Rutledge (Guy); grandchildren, Kirk Jr. (Jolie), Katie (Craig), Amanda, Jordan, Austin, Alexis, Will, Andre, Becca, Zach, Alexandra, great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Brynn, Charlotte, and KJ.

A celebration of Art's life will be held on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021, at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. New Orleans, La, from 10 am until mass at 12 pm.

The family wishes to thank St. Joseph Hospice for the wonderful care and support given, especially thanking hospice nurse Alicia and hospice aide Daphne.

The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Memories

Arthur "Big Art" Bodenheimer

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Dr. David Mulnick

June 8, 2021

We have lost a wonderful man. For many years Arthur, Uncle Roy, Elroy, and I were the Doubloon Committee for Endymion. The fun that we shared together is beyond words.
Arthur was warm, kind, and funny. I will miss him greatly.

Bruce Tamplain

June 8, 2021

So Sorry for the loss of a good, kind, and friendly man. I enjoyed our times together at the ballparks and catching up after church.
Art always had a good humor and a smile on his face.
The Tamplain family will miss "Big Art".
Sincerely Bruce and Julie Tamplain

Charlotte Shelley

June 8, 2021

What a wonderful man and patriarch to a beautiful family! May you all be blessed with feeling his presence in your lives more than his absence.

Kenny Spellman

June 7, 2021

On behalf of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and Brother Martin High School, I offer our prayers and condolences.

Kenny Spellman ’84
Brother Martin High School

Alice Austin

June 7, 2021

Arthur was kind, friendly, generous, and a true gentleman who loved his family and God. He always treated friends and strangers as if he knew them all his life. The world would be a better place if there were more men like BIG ART. I miss our telephone conversations every time I called for Sylvia. He always had something funny to say when answering the phone. He is most assuredly with God.

Peggy Kane

June 6, 2021

Sending sincere sympathy and condolences to Sylvia and family.

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