Philip (Pops) Matthew Hrabar, age 83, was born on July 3, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA. and passed away on November 5, 2022 at his home in New Orleans. Phil spent his early years in Pittsburgh and lived in New Orleans since 1971.
Phil graduated from South Hills High School in 1957. He was inducted into the South Hills Hall of Fame in 2012; Medical, Military, Humanities, Public Service. Phil was a Certified Registered Nurse Anethesist for 28 years. He was an instructor of Clinical Nurse Anesthesia, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support.
During his military career, Phil served as Chief Nurse Anesthetist during the activation in the 159th MASH unit in Desert Storm. He served 25 years in the Air National Guard and Louisiana Army National Guard until retiring as Colonel, US Army Reserve.
Phil’s community service is exemplified in the Police Academy by volunteering for 25 years and retiring as a Sergeant for the New Orleans Police Department Reserves.
Phil was a member of the NRA, Fraternal Order of Police, VFW, and board member of St. Basil’s Orthodox Church.
Phil was a true patriot and humanitarian. He had a love and yearning to learn and his interests ranged from cooking, trains, travel, gadgets to music and the arts. He was a devout lifetime follower of Christ. Phil’s unconditional love uplifted all. His generosity and wisdom were inspirational. Phil’s integrity is a profound legacy that we all will cherish.
Phil was preceded in death by his grandson Trei Hrabar and his daughter in law, Amy Hrabar.
Surviving are his wife Agnes Rosalie Hrabar, sister Lois Liberman(Irv), daughters Melissa Campbell, Tara Sidhom (Al), sons Philip Hrabar, Brian Hrabar (Leslie), Geoffrey Hrabar, Charles Campbell (Van Do), John Campbell, grandchildren Michael Hrabar, Andrew Hrabar, Nicholas Hrabar, Zachary Hrabar, Alexander Hrabar, Charles Campbell III, Calvin Campbell, Brandon Campbell, Madison Rivera (Erik), Angelica Hofstetter, Gabriel Campbell, Sasha Durta, daughter in law Heidi Hrabar, son in law Andy Durta.
- Services will be at St. Basil’s Orthodox Church, 3916 Hudson St, Metairie, LA 70006 at 9am, visitation at 8am on Friday, November 18, 2022. Guests can join for fellowship following the service.
- Interment will follow at 12:30pm at Southeast Veterans Cemetery, 34888 Grantham College Drive, Slidell, LA 70460.
- In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Basil’s Antiochian Orthodox Church.
Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.