Abraham Abe M. Attrep
February 12, 1933 - April 29, 2012
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Tuesday 5/1

Abe Attrep Funeral services for Abe Attrep, age 79, of Ruston will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Ruston with Father Bill Easterling officiating the service. Interment immediately following at Pines Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation will be prior…

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John W. Sutherlin, PhD left a message on March 28, 2016:
Dr Attrep was my professor at La TECH from 1986-90. Although I was not a history major, I took his classes because of his fantastic lectures. He, of course, was very knowledgeable. But, it was the fact that he was a true scholar AND a gentleman that made him unique. In an age where professors attempt to be hip, Dr Attrep was beyond that.Over the years, I would often see him at conferences or, more likely, in airports. We would have a chat and he was always so generous in his compliments.Today, I am a professor. In part, because of Dr Attrep. But, in aspirations, every professor wants to be Dr Attrep...a scholar, a decent human being and a loyal ally for all students.
Scott Martin left a message on September 19, 2012:
Dr. Attrep was my professor back in 1983 and 1984, and his lectures count among the fondest memories of my years at Louisiana Tech. His passion for history was truly contagious. Class time would melt away as I hung onto his every word. One class, he was lecturing on the Peloponnesian War, got carried away, and went 10 minutes past time for class to end. When he realized he had gone over, he stopped and apologized, but I swear, we didn't mind a bit! For the next meeting, gracious and considerate man that he was, he ended class 10 minutes early to compensate. I think that was the only time during my education that I was disappointed that a class ended early. Early in a quarter after I had taken one of his classes, I ran into him and he said to me in that rich baritone of his, "Mr. Martin he called everyone Mr. or Ms., you did very well on my final exam. Very well indeed!" Of course I well-- I was forever reviewing my notes. Not for any test, but so I could replay his lectures in my mind for my own enjoyment. It was a side effect that by test time, I had the material down cold. Dr. Attrep was everything a professor should be, and I was privileged to learn from him.
David S. Roane Ph.D. left a message on May 10, 2012:
I took Professor Attrep's World History course at La. Tech in 1972. To this day I remember and marvel at his lecture on the history and design of the Hagia Sophia Sancta Sophia. It was one of the most inspired and brilliant lectures I've ever heard. Even as an eighteen year-old at the time, I knew, my education was not likely to get any better. I've always been grateful for the experience of Professor Attrep's passion and erudition.
Matthew Hernando left a message on May 5, 2012:
I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Dr. Attrep. I was a graduate student at LA Tech during the last few years of his career there. I remember him as a kind and thoughtful man, and a dedicated teacher and scholar. My thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones.
Sylvia Pagan left a message on May 5, 2012:
I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Attreps death, I am a former student and loved to hear him lecture, he opened another world to me. May god richly bless him and his family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
John Agan left a message on May 2, 2012:
I was one of the thousands of students who had the privilege of being in Dr. Attrep's classes. He truly made the past come alive. I strive to follow his lead in my teaching.
Rean Simpson left a message on May 1, 2012:
I took Dr.Attrep's history classes in the early 1970's. He was a wonderful teacher and great gentleman. He inspired me to learn more and cared about his students. May God give you comfort and peace during this time of sadness. Rean Simpson Farmerville, LA
Louis & Judy Covington left a message on May 1, 2012:
We had the privilege to sit by Dr. Attrep at Tech mens and womens basketball games the past few years. Always enjoyed talking about his history interests, writing, travels, family and research. He always had a big smile. We'll really miss him and offer our prayers.
Dennis left a message on May 1, 2012:
Some of my best boyhood memories are tied to the Attrep family. Abe and all the Attreps were neighborhood friends. Their family were a real asset to the community. My sincere condolences and prayers to all. Doody Dinnat
Robby and Ellen Lowe left a message on May 1, 2012:
We are thinking about you and praying for you in your time of loss.
Sam & Joyce Griffith left a message on May 1, 2012:
Dr. Attrep was a beautiful and brilliant man. I was fortunate enough to be his student over 40 years ago and later to become a family friend. His warmth, humor and intellect will be missed in this world and enjoyed in the next.
Herb & Carol Doumitt left a message on May 1, 2012:
I have very fond memories of Uncle Abe when mom Mary Doumitt would ìdragî her three young boys down to Louisiana every other summer to visit her family. Most striking were the hot, sticky days when Uncle Abe and Uncle Johnny would be playing dominos in the living room, and Uncle Moses would swing by the game and instigate a heated discussion on the politics of the day. Then Uncle Moses would immediately vacate the area. Uncle Moses would tell me later that he did this on purpose just to get his older brothers arguing and fighting. It was all in good fun, and Uncle Abeís mellow demeanor was a good role model for me.
Jennifer Watson Edmiston left a message on April 30, 2012:
Dr. Attrep was such a sweet, kind and gentle-hearted teacher. He came alive when telling history stories in front of class and was very influential in me deciding to become a double-major in history. I pray that God gives you comfort right now. But know that sweet Dr. Attrep made such an impact on so many lives.
Tracie Ellerman left a message on April 30, 2012:
I enjoyed having Dr. Attrep as a "teacher" Wednesday nights at our church community suppers. He somehow managed to weave a magical bit of history or a tantalizing hook during our table conversations that would send me on hours if not days of fascinating research. He always kindly declined my invitation to join the choir for rehearsal after supper, yet I know of his appreciation of church music. The love of Christ was truly present in him. Tracie
Tracie Ellerman left a message on April 30, 2012:
I enjoyed having Dr. Attrep as a "teacher" Wednesday nights at our church community suppers. He somehow managed to weave a magical bit of history or a tantalizing hook during our table conversations that would send me on hours if not days of fascinating research. He always kindly declined my invitation to join the choir for rehearsal after supper, yet I know of his appreciation of church music. The love of Christ was truly present in him. Tracie
Eric Hood left a message on April 30, 2012:
For a great professor of history who made the stories come alive with his energy and imaginary. Still inspires this teacher of history of high school.
Stephen and Karen Webre left a message on April 30, 2012:
From all of Abe's friends and colleagues in the History Department at Louisiana Tech. He will be sorely missed. There will never be another one like him.
Doris Lowe left a message on April 30, 2012:
Our thoughts are with you, and we pray that good memories and happy times will help you adjust to the loss of your loved one.
Michael DiCarlo left a message on April 30, 2012:
A truly gentle and caring man. I am proud to have know him and worked with him.
The Rev. Edward M. Head, Jr. left a message on April 29, 2012:
Dr. Attrept was a dear friend as was many of his family especially his brother John etc. I was always pleased and honored to be in Dr. Attrept's presence. He was a marvelous joy always. He will be missed by many. God bless him.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Amanda Schilling Brice left a message on April 29, 2012:
I had Dr. Attrep for History 101 about 15 years ago, and he left quite an impression on me. He was such a great storyteller, and I don't think I will ever forget. About a week ago, I was reminded of him as I watched a special on the Dark Ages. I remembered his lecture on Charlemagne and Christmas 800 and how passionate he was about history. He touched many lives. My condolences to his family and friends.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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