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In Memory of

Albert Francis Widmer

October 4, 1924 - October 9, 2016

Obituary


ALBERT F. WIDMER, SR. , beloved husband of Mary Lou Schultis Widmer for 70 years, passed away after a brief illness on October 9, 2016, at the age of 92. He was the son of the late Henry Edison Widmer and Catherine Jambronne Widmer, and the grandson of Henry Widmer, electrical pioneer in New Orleans, inventor and colleague of Thomas Edison.



A native and lifelong resident of New Orleans, Albert was the sales manager of Radio Station WAJY, and station manager of WRBH, radio station for the blind. He had previously worked in sales...

ALBERT F. WIDMER, SR. , beloved husband of Mary Lou Schultis Widmer for 70 years, passed away after a brief illness on October 9, 2016, at the age of 92. He was the son of the late Henry Edison Widmer and Catherine Jambronne Widmer, and the grandson of Henry Widmer, electrical pioneer in New Orleans, inventor and colleague of Thomas Edison.



A native and lifelong resident of New Orleans, Albert was the sales manager of Radio Station WAJY, and station manager of WRBH, radio station for the blind. He had previously worked in sales for WSMB Radio and WWL Radio. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Schultis Widmer; a son, Albert F.(Jay) Widmer, Jr. (Carla); a daughter, Dana Widmer Duggan (Johnny); and four grandchildren, Crista Calongne Chesnut(Brandon), Kyle Widmer Cash, (Michael), Jamie Calongne Durbin, (Jon) and Grant Evan Widmer(Maria), as well as six great-grandchildren: Cameron Chesnut, Madelyn Chesnut, Elise Cash, Tess Cash, Burke Durbin, and Sloane Durbin.



A graduate of Jesuit High School and Loyola University, Albert was a tri-captain of the Jesuit football, basketball, and track teams of 1942-43, and was selected for the All-Prep, All-State, and All-Southern high school football teams of that year. In addition, he had the highest scholastic average of all members of the All-Prep High School football team for the years 1942-43.



A Marine in World War II, he saw duty in the South Pacific for 2 ½ years, serving in Guam, Guadalcanal, and New Caledonia. After the war, he was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Marine Corps League, Knights of Columbus, Jesuit Alumni, Loyola Alumni, Jesuit Emeritus Club, City Park Golf Club, and president of Shady Oaks Golf Club. Albert was a lector in St. Dominic Parish, St. Maria Goretti Parish, and St. Simon Peter Parish.



A funeral Mass will be said Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 12:00 noon at St. Pius X Church, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd, New Orleans, preceded by visitation from 10:00 am until the Mass. Interment will be at Lake Lawn Park Cemetery following the Mass.



To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.