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In Memory of

Lester Lawrence Fisher

July 24, 1926 - September 15, 2016

Obituary


Lester Lawrence Fisher Sr., a Gretna native and longtime Kenner and Harahan resident, passed away on September 15, 2016 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of 61 years to the late Laura Lee Curtis Fisher. Preceded in death by his parents, William Fisher and Agnes Delery Fisher Theady, son Christopher Edward Fisher, and sister Marjorie Falcone. Father of Lester "Larry" Fisher Jr. (Donna), Nicholas Fisher (Deborah), Diane Gaudin (Garry), and Laura Tarantino (Brian). Grandfather of Gregory, Stephen, Nichole, Jason, Christina, Garry, Stephanie, Nicholas, and Brian. Great-grandfather of Karli, Averi, Elleonora, Sloan, Slater, Gabriella, Eli,...

Lester Lawrence Fisher Sr., a Gretna native and longtime Kenner and Harahan resident, passed away on September 15, 2016 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of 61 years to the late Laura Lee Curtis Fisher. Preceded in death by his parents, William Fisher and Agnes Delery Fisher Theady, son Christopher Edward Fisher, and sister Marjorie Falcone. Father of Lester "Larry" Fisher Jr. (Donna), Nicholas Fisher (Deborah), Diane Gaudin (Garry), and Laura Tarantino (Brian). Grandfather of Gregory, Stephen, Nichole, Jason, Christina, Garry, Stephanie, Nicholas, and Brian. Great-grandfather of Karli, Averi, Elleonora, Sloan, Slater, Gabriella, Eli, Samantha, Alexander, Jaxon, Avery, Savannah, Hailey, and Anthony. Uncle of Theresa Falcone. Lester graduated from Holy Name of Mary High School in Algiers and Delgado Community College. He proudly served his country in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a parishioner of St. Rita Catholic Church and a former employee of Eastern Air Lines. Lester had from an early childhood and undying love of aviation that lasted through his entire life. Lester achieved Aviation Regional and National aircraft builders and flying awards: Experimental Aircraft Association Outstanding Individual Achievement Award for "Classic Airplane", FAA Charles Taylor "Master Mechanic" award and the Wright Brothers "Master Pilot" award. Lester was on the board of directors of the "Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum" in Patterson, Louisiana. The family would like to extend their most sincere gratitude to the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home for the selfless care they provided to their father for the past 18 months. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial from LEITZ-EAGAN Metairie, 4747 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, on Monday morning, September 19, 2016 at 11:30. Visitation will begin at 9:30. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Gardens, Saint Rose. An online guestbook is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.