A native of Hahnville, LA and resident of New Orleans, LA, Frederick Tombar, Jr., entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at the age of 72. He was the devoted husband of 43 years to Patricia Becknel-Tombar, cherished father of Frederick, III (Jilla) and Tymothi Omar (Charlene); grandfather of Chloe Grace, Frederick, IV and Calliope Noelle Tombar; beloved son of the late Martha Franklin Tombar Gross and Frederick Tombar, Sr.; brother of Verna Meyer, Mary George (Michael), Shirley Rhodes (Lindsay), Alfred Gross (Edith), Martha Gordon (Dale) and the late Emelda Rosette and Willie Gross; nephew of Isaiah, Sr. and Matthew Franklin. A retired teacher, counselor and owner of For Better Life, Inc., Frederick was well loved, affectionately known and deeply respected for his quiet and humble spirit, good nature, commitment to education, his church and the community. He will be deeply missed by all who were touched by his love, kindness and compassion. Relatives, friends of the family, faculty and staff of Fannie C. Williams School, For Better Life, Inc. and members of Pontchartrain Kiwanis, Beau Brummell Club, Venture Investment Club, GW Carver Class of 1959, Asbury UMC are invited to celebrate his Homegoing on Friday, February 8, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 2725 Ernest St., New Orleans, LA. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Interment Mt Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, 10867 River Rd, Ama, LA. Arrangements entrusted to the caring staff of Professional Funeral Services, Inc. "Divine, A New Dimension of Service." 1620 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117. 504-948-7447
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Feb. 2 to Feb. 8, 2013