OBITUARY

Francis "Frank" Paul La Fleur

September 7, 1934March 28, 2021
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Francis Paul La Fleur, age 86, of Phoenix, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born on September 7, 1934 to the late Arthur and Mary (Kitzenberger) La Fleur in Queens, NY. Frank attended New York School of Printing in Manhattan graduating class of 1952; then furthered his education at Glendale Community College obtaining an Associate’s degree in Computer Science. On September 15, 1956, he married Helen Podhirny in Brooklyn, NY. Frank was a proud member of the United States Navy for 22 years obtaining the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 02. He worked as a Quality Assurance Manager for the Department of Defense until his retirement in 1996. Frank enjoyed golf, boating, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family. Frank is survived by his loving spouse of 64 years, Helen; two children, Denise (Lyndon) Edmonson and Chris (Tammy) La Fleur; three grandchildren, Caden, Adison, Amelya La Fleur; and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael La Fleur; grandson, Kenneth Vance; and three brothers, Edward, Paul, and Ernest La Fleur. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85022 with a light reception to follow. Committal Services with Military Honors will be held at 12:30 pm at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23026 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85024. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frank’s honor may be made to your favorite charity of choice.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Reception

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Sonja Podhirny

April 9, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Fran's passing. I know that time and distance has kept us apart but my family holds a very special place in my heart. Remembering fondly the times of my youth when I would wait anxiously for our families to get together and thinking of you and my cousins now, during this difficult time and praying for comfort and peace to be with you. Much Love, Sonja

Stephanie Fortier

April 9, 2021

My heart goes out to you and everyone who loved him. He was such a good friend to my dad (George Kelly). I am sure they are toasting with a beers together in heaven. Prayers and hugs to you all.
Stephanie (Kelly)

Annette Herrington

April 1, 2021

Offering my deepest sympathy to all the family. I know he will be missed.