February 25, 1942 – February 21, 2019
Simply put… a gentleman and a scholar.
Born in Cap-Haitien, Haïti on February 25, 1942 he attended Institution St Louis de Gonzague in Port-au-Prince until 1960. He received his bachelor in civil engineering from the Faculté des Sciences in 1964 before moving to New York City in 1965. There he met the woman who would be his life long companion, Michele Kersaint, on the NYC subway. They would marry in 1967 and sire two boys Patrick and Bernard. From 1966-1968 he served in the US Army’s CRREL engineering facility in New Hampshire followed by a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from Polytechnic Institute of NY in 1977. After receiving his Professional Engineering license in 1978 he excelled as a civil engineer in the construction of many buildings including a Fox Studio in LA after the earthquake. But even more he excelled as a husband, father and good friend to the many who referred to him as “Papa Tinest”. His love of travel would take him to the four corners of the world including Brazil for Carnival and soccer. He leaves behind a beloved wife of 52 years, two sons, a loving daughter in law, two brilliant grand children and the love, admiration and fond memories of those he touched.
Papa Tinest, you will be remembered with eternal love and gratitude for the way you have touched all of our lives.
A brilliant, gentle man!
- Visitation Saturday, March 2, 2019
- Funeral Mass Saturday, March 2, 2019
- Interment Saturday, March 2, 2019
March 2, 2019
Sincere condolences to Michele and family, to the Obas family, and to all those affected. Michèle, may you feel God's love in a very special way now and always.
We love you,
Rosita and Fleury