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Alvin (Al) Schaaf Flettrich, Jr.

December 18, 1944 — January 4, 2024

Alvin (Al) Schaaf Flettrich, Jr., 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 4, 2024, with his family at his side. Al was born on December 18, 1944, in New Orleans, Louisiana, grew up in Metairie, Louisiana and was a long-time resident of Baton Rouge. Al is survived by his wife, Carolyn, and their dog, Pixie; daughter, Katharine Flettrich Leggio (Darrell); son, Kyle Garland Flettrich (Caroline); five wonderful grandchildren, Allissa Paige Leggio, Tyler Austin Leggio, Brandon Kyle Leggio (Caroline), Mary Katharine Flettrich, and Brooks Elizabeth Flettrich, all of Baton Rouge; and brother Carl Flaspoller Flettrich (Doris) of Pass Christian, Mississippi. Al was predeceased by his father, Alvin Schaaf Flettrich, and mother, Ada Shelby Flettrich. Al and his adoring wife, Carolyn Walls Flettrich, high school sweethearts, were married for 57 years. Al graduated from St. Martin’s Episcopal High School where he was an outstanding athlete, excelling in football, basketball, baseball, and track.  During summers Al played, coached, and umpired baseball, never wanting to leave Metairie Playground. Al graduated from Tulane University in Civil Engineering in 1966 and earned a Master’s Degree in Sanitary and Structural Engineering at Tulane in 1967. While at Tulane, Al was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. Al served his country as a Lieutenant in the United States Public Health Service from 1966 until 1969, stationed on the Navajo Indian reservation where he managed the engineering and construction of sanitary and water facilities. Al began working as an estimator and surveyor for Boh Bros. Construction Co., LLC in 1966 and retired from Boh Bros. as Bridge Division Manager in 2006. During his 40 years at Boh Bros., Al managed several significant and outstanding projects throughout the southeastern United States including the Perdido Bay Bridge, Sanibel Causeway, numerous interstate projects in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, and Florida, and finally the reconstruction of the I-10 Lake Pontchartrain bridges after Hurricane Katrina. Al was instrumental in leading Boh Bros. into design-build construction projects. Five of Al’s projects were honored with the prestigious AGC Build America Award. After retirement from Boh Bros., Al and his son Kyle founded, owned, and managed EnCon Engineering and Construction Resource Group until they retired in 2016. Al was a registered professional engineer and land surveyor in Louisiana as well as a licensed general contractor. During his career Al was a member of the Louisiana Associated General Contractors where he served as president in 1994. In 2017, Al was inducted as an honorary lifetime member of AGC Past President’s Council. Al was also a member of the Louisiana Associated Builders and Contractors, Louisiana Engineering Society, American Society of Civil Engineers, Louisiana Good Roads and Transportation, Florida Road Builders, Mississippi Road Builders, and the Design-Build Institute of America. Besides working, Al enjoyed tennis, golf, gardening, working in his train room, joking and being with his children and grandchildren, his dogs, especially Bailey, and traveling with his family, particularly to Highlands, NC and Perdido, FL. Al was a member of Baton Rouge Country Club and on the board of directors of the Louisiana Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy in Baton Rouge on Thursday, January 11, 2024, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Louisiana Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( www.JDRF.org ).

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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