I had moved from Santa Fe to San Diego for the past 4 years, so was unaware of Arthurs death. A friend of mine, Alexandra just informed me of the news. after all these years, I still felt sad to here this news. The last I heard from his mom was that he was getting married. sounds like he was a wonderful physician.......My condolescences to his family.
Remembering Arthur on his birthday!
Remembering and praying for Arthur on December 20th.
Remembering and missing Arthur on his birthday.
It has been a sad, dark year. Not an hour goes by without my thinking about Arthur. He enriched my life in so many ways, I miss his wit and wisdom. I hope to get to New Orleans to pay homage at PJs.
Hi Art, it is hard to believe it has been a year. Tell Jesus "Merry Christmas" for me. Keep saving that spot next to you for me. Gregg
I was just informed of Dr. Fort's passing. I was so looking forward to having this beautiful human being treat me. He was one of the kindest people I ever met. He spoke with such love about his wife and kids. I am so blessed to have been treated by him. He treated me with so much respect. He was an awesome listener! To his family, you had a VERY special person. I am so sad but grateful or paths crossed.
Dr. Fort was my primary care physician for several years, and I never had any idea he was sick. He was always upbeat. He treated me like a person, took time to chat after every visit, and really seemed to take a personal interest. I'm very sad to hear of his passing, and only just now. I wish his family the best - I know I'll miss seeing him, so I can only imagine how much his family must miss him. Thoughts and prayers.
My husband was fortunate enough to briefly benefit from Dr. Fort's excellent care at the Tulane Uptown Clinic. He was delightful, inquisitive and extremely knowledgable. We will all miss him. Please accept our deepest sympathy during this very difficult time.
I was so saddened to learn just recently of Dr. Fort's death. He was the best doctor and he gave new definition to the term patient, I shall truly miss the care and skillfull guidance he gave me.
What a wonderful and beautiful human being he was. I'm beyond glad to have known Arthur over a short time in Monroe, LA. He never once mentioned or hinted about his illness. What a brave man. May you rest in peace.
I had the priviledge of knowing Arthur from NLU (Monroe,LA). What an amazing man he was-always cool and never did he once complained! How truly sad! Arthur you will be missed by all those who knew you. May you rest in peace!
HI MRS. FORT, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR THE LOVELY CAKE, IT'S MARVELOUSLY TASTY!! AM ONE OF THE NURSES AT TOURO (M-5 UNIT)WHO TOOK CARE OF YOUR LOVELY HUSBAND & I JUST WANTED TO SEND A NOTE TO SAY THAT YOU HAVE MY SINCEREST & DEEPEST SYMPATHY RE: YOUR SWEET, NICE & PLEASANT DR. FORT. I KNOW YOU MISS HIM TERRIBLY, BUT YOU'LL SEE HIM AGAIN. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR ALL THE TREATS YOU'VE SENT US & IT SEEMS I MISS SEEING YOU WHEN YOU HAVE STOPPED TO VISIT THE UNIT. I PRAY THAT YOU & YOUR FAMILY, ESP.YOUR KIDS ARE AS WELL AS CAN BE, & CONTINUE TO KEEP YOUR FAITH IN GOD! I'M SENDING A HUG YOUR WAY & WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU & YOURS IN PRAYER. YOU ARE STRONG & COURAGEOUS, YOU MAY NOT FEEL IT, BUT IN GOD YOU ARE, JUST HANG IN THERE. DEBBIE PICKETT, RN, MSN (TOURO ONCOLOGY)
Dear Vesta, Thankyou for all your gifts to us. We are amazed that you still remember us. We remember you and Dr. Fort with full hearts and keep you in our prayers. Peace.
An excellent doctor, selected mainly because of location. Dr. Fort genuinely cared and listened to his patients and I count myself as one of his many patients who will miss him and his care.
I was very lucky to randomly select Dr. Fort for a necessary check-up before starting a graduate program. Upon finding out that I was medical school-bound, he was full of questions and advice, always taking the time to ask me how it was going when he would see me, and chat about current events in the medical world. He was a great and inspiring doctor; I would love to think that one day I could interact with my future patients the way he did with his. I am so sorry for his family's loss, and I am sure it is deeply felt. I hope they can find some comfort in knowing how many lives he touched while he was with us, mine most definitely included.
I am one of the fortunate that had Dr. Fort as my caregiver. He was the 1st Dr. to listen to me, thoroughly, and find the deep rooted illness that I had, that were hidden behind everyday problems that were taken care of by the right medication and made my way clear to the specialist that I needed for the root cause. I am forever thankful for the well being that he provided for me. I just learned of his passing in a letter from his office, and I am deeply saddened to hear of his loss. He was a fine man, and I know that his loss is felt strongest by his family and close friends. He was the best doctor of the 1st order. I will miss him. He never let us know that he too, was ill. He always had a smile and a kind word. Fair Winds and Following Seas. The world has lost a great man.
Cathee Presley, Mandeville
Remembering and missing Arthur on his birthday.
He was a lovely person, gave our family some much needed cheer when we saw him about my mom's blood pressure because her regular doctor was out of town. It's clear he lives on in the impressions he made... My mom and I still joke about what he said in the brief encounter we had with him that day a year or so ago. We are so sorry for his family's loss.
Art, you have been a loyal and supportive friend for over 40 years; seeming to magically pop up in person or online during times of need, deployments, wars, difficult homecomings and times of grief. You were the timeless one amongst us who never seemed to age and never had a discouraging word; always the supportive optimist. You'd distract me with chitchat about street food in Paris when I'd literally be in a life and death situation. Then you'd close with a joke and my mind would be cleared to deal with reality. You always knew the right thing to say. Having you on earth has made my journey a lot less lonely and much easier. As usual, you are the trend setter moving to the next stage first. I cried like a baby when I heard you had moved on. Earth won't be the same without you. Save a spot for me next to you, I'll see you soon. Good bye for now buddy. Loving and missing you, Gregg & Jennifer :(
Arthur was a wonderful and unusual person. In all the years of his illness, I never heard him complain.
He dearly loved his wife and children, and he was happy in his role as husband and father.
He loved life, the sun, the wind, being alive.
From the time that he was born he was lovable, and he remained that way all of his life.
But at the same time, he was very independent and individual. He had good taste, and he knew what he liked
right away. He was on the cutting edge of style.
He could see into and through people very quickly, but at the same time he dearly loved his friends and others that he grew to know.
His life was a gift to all who knew him. Love and good will shown through him and out of him.
His father and I were blessed to have had and known this wonderful, wonderful son.
I love you my darling son, and I know that you are surrounded by love, beauty, goodness and delight where your beautiful soul now resides. Your loving mother, Jane M. Fort
The picture captures Arthur's wry smile and probably a closed lip chuckle. Good fella that was fun to be with. Very sad to lose him. Wish the best for all of his family. B Ross
I extend my sincerest condolenses to the whole family. Many fond memeories will of Arthur with me from his day i n Shreveport during middle school. Always pushing the envelope, but never over the line.
My heart hurts for Janie, Art,Julie and family and Vesta and children. Arthur and siblings were part of my family. He was special when he was 4 and he continued to be a remarkable human being. Jane M.
I met Arthur in Santa fe at 19. He was much older than me...a teacher to me: sensitive, kind, the sweetest most gentle soul I ever met. I thought of him yesterday. Then heard the news today. He was a doctor and helped so many. I know he is in heaven. My heart and love goes out to his wife, children and family. Arthur I know you r in heaven now. Soaring thru as the angel you always were...I love you Arthur forever.Arthur was beautiful in every way: James Dean like yes, however he never knew how gorgeous he was...and never acted like a James Dean type/actor and all.... He just was naturally beautiful, rugged and beyond brilliant....what struck me most about him was he always cared about everyone else- gave his heart to all....on this christmas eve I dedicate all my love and wishes to him and his family and am filled with gratitude for knowing Arthur. He touched my life is such a huge way...he will indeed be missed and never forgotten.
God bless you and your family. You are in my prayers.
When I think back about the block we grew up on—I am reminded of some very happy times. There was something about life on Pitt Street. While we were right outside our own front doors, it felt separate and apart from life inside and from the rest of New Orleans. We were allies in a way—or at least that is how it seemed. You, above all, were always so handsome, interesting and truly kind. You stayed that way all your life. You will be missed by so many, including me. To Pitt Street!
Thoughts and prayers to your family.
RIP Arthur, it's been many years, but you were not one to easily forget. Such a lovely man. Enjoy the view from above the clouds.
Dr Fort, you were such a kind and gentle person, it was a priviledge to have the opportunity to care for you. My heart and prayers to you and your family.
A candle to light the way for a wonderful bright soul. i am glad you are at peace.
A kind and gentle sole. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to Vesta, Abigail, Arthur IV, and Adele.
A very generous spirit. I enjoyed Art's company and friendship at St. John's and I am so sorry to hear this news.
Dear Vesta and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Arthur was a true light on this earth. God Bless.
I will miss you. You always saw people as they imagined themselves to be. I know I felt better about myself everytime I saw you and I feel cheated that I won't have more time with you. I hope we meet again, until then farewell my beautiful friend.
My heart is breaking for you!! To know that you lost someone so kind and wonderful and yet I know He will be with you always in your heart and with your three beautiful children.. evelyne clinton
Arthur's spirit, mind, generosity, and gorgeous eyes lit up the world....and still do. Arthur shared his beloved family, New Orleans, and Louisiana during a college summer. Arthur's gentle kindness and appreciation for life remains one of the most instructive lessons from those college years.
I really enjoyed Arthur's mind and company while at St. John's together. I always felt that he was a special human being. It is incredibly sad to loose him.
I knew Art at St. John's College. He was a great guy, funny, thoughtful and loved people and life. Sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Arthur rest in peace. Your wit, warmth and love radiated and left a lasting impression. My parents always asked about you after that fun night at Dickie Brennan's. Your spirit still burns bright. My prayers are with you, Vesta and your family.
Arthur, my dear, loyal friend - how I and so many others will miss you.
To Vesta and your family; Dr. Fort, Mrs. Fort, Juliana - I wish you all comfort and love in this difficult time...
what a great, smart, thoughful, generous person Arthur was to have known...
what great people all of his family -thank you for the many years of kind, thoughtful friendship; thank you for the wonderful times spent together.
Truly a life well lived
RIP Arthur. With peace and love...
Rest in Peace my Brutha. You will be missed. My first friend in the 7th grade at Newman when you moved in from Shreveport. Arturo you put up one heck of a fight with that disease. May Vesta and your children persevere.
Arthur.. such an amazing man. I learned so much from Arthur in the most delicate years of my life. So wonderful he was able to find true love with Vesta. My heart and prayers go to Arthur and his family. Much love and peace to you all.
Arthur, a calm in so many storms, certainly mine. Witty, whip-smart, a loving pop and husband and insurmountable provider of sound advice, we will miss you, from NYC to New Orleans and beyond, so very much.
I will miss you SLEESTAK more than you know. You were a truly wonderful person and friend. I am glad we got to go to Chandeleur Islands fishing a few years ago. It is not fair for one so full of life to be taken away from us. It is our loss. Keep an eye on all of us Arthur. We love you,
They say the sun will rise tomorrow, and they are assuredly right. However, it just won't burn as bright. We will miss you, Arthur Fort.
Dr. Fort your positive attitude and joyous smile will forever warm our hearts here at the Uptown clinic. It was a privilage to have the opportunity to work with you and be in your company. You will be greatly missed. May God bless your soul.
Art was a wonderful mentor and friend. He had the most positive outlook on life and was an example to all about living life to the fullest. He will be sadly missed. My prayers are with his family as they cope with their profound loss.
Dr.Fort, Your humble spirit, and pleasant smile will be missed.
You will truly be missed! You are such an inspiration to always push forward! Always with a smile on your face even down to your last day at work! I am deeply saddened and will be praying for your family!
Art, We miss your smile so much at the clinic! You taught me always to look on the bright side of things. I'm so glad that I got to know you at the Uptown Clinic.
Your lovely smile and muffled laugh will always be in this world. RIP dear, dear Arthur.