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Farrel Arnold Weil


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Farrel Arnold Weil Obituary
Farrel Arnold Weil, born April 11th, 1936, died on January 6th, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of New Orleans who graduated from Isidore Newman School and attended The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Tulane Law School. He founded the Roman Blair Mattress Company in Harahan. He and his father Ben Weil founded the Prince Conti Hotel. He was the majority owner of the Musee Conti Wax Museum until it closed in 2016. He trained as a retail stock broker at Merrill Lynch in 1973 and retired 40 years later from Rice Voelker in institutional sales. He also worked at Edward Jones, Howard Weil and Johnson Rice. As a lifelong member of the New Orleans Athletic Club, he was passionate about playing handball and lifting weights, and before going home, socializing with friends. He was also an avid golfer and tennis player and spent many days with his fellow New Orleanians at Lakewood Country Club. He enjoyed traveling to New York for work, meeting with many of the best and brightest on Wall Street. To many, he was viewed as a true character and an excellent broker who often made great contrarian calls and was famous for loudly proclaiming: "It's going to zero!" After Hurricane Katrina, Sandra & Farrel spent time in Jackson Hole, Wyoming during the summers and winters where they enjoyed nature, skiing, golfing, swimming and hiking with their children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sandra Stein Weil, his three children: Allison Weil Ambort, Katherine Weil Spurlock (Larry), and Farrel Weil, Jr, four grandchildren: Willis Law Spurlock, Sandra Blaine Spurlock, Adelaide Simone Ambort and Madeleine Claire Ambort. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard A. and Jennie Kirschman Weil. A service attended by his immediate family was held on January 8th, 2019. In lieu of flowers, kindly send donations to the . To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Jan. 8 to Jan. 14, 2019
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