Alvin Bernard Aubert
Alvin Bernard Aubert
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 12, 1930
  • Place of birth:
    Lutcher, Louisiana, United States
  • Date of passing: Jan 7, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Alvin will forever be remembered in the hearts of his loved ones and his legacy will be kept alive by the passing down of his life story to generations to come.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Alvin Aubert, 83, born on March 12, 1930 and passed away on January 7, 2014. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Amy Glasser on 12th March 2016

"Although I didn't have the chance to meet Mr. Aubert in life, I am certain I would have enjoyed him. I know how much his daughter Deborah misses and loves him and I  glad that I get to enjoy her light. She is a gift to the world, one of which I am sure he is most certainly proud."

This tribute was added by Joseph Straight on 16th February 2015

"My wife, Wendy, and I, were privileged to have Professor Aubert for African American Literature.  This was at Fredonia, about 1972.  This was our first exposure to writers such as Maya Angelou.  The class was a transformative experience!"

This tribute was added by Carol Cunningham on 14th June 2014

"You will be missed greatly. LOVE ALL OF YOU!"

This tribute was added by Leonard Kniffel on 10th June 2014

"I remember well the way Alvin Aubert brought new vitality to the literary scene in Detroit. In the 1970s and 1980s, I was working as a librarian in the Language & Literature Department, across the street from Wayne State University. We were already subscribing to Obsidian, and I was so impressed by the magazine's quality and energy. In those days there were many would-be poets and writers in Detroit, trying to find their voices. Alvin and I shared a goal, and that was to help local writers understand that to have great writers we must have great readers. It was also our goal to increase cooperation between Wayne State and the Public Library, which was a treasure house of underutilized resources. Alvin understood the concept of lifelong learning; he exemplified it.  I also remember being impressed by the fact that he had the great good sense to marry a librarian! I remember Alvin as a kind and strong, dignified and down-to-earth man. But mostly I remember his intelligence and dedication to literature and education. That we had such a wise and dedicated man among us is reason to celebrate and give thanks."

This tribute was added by Kayla McGill on 10th June 2014

"My husband, Charles, and I had the pleasant opportunity of meeting Alvin thru Bernadine approximately 61/2 years ago but feel we've known them forever.   We also had the wonderful opportunity of hearing Alvin recite some of his poems and writings.  

Alvin left a rich legacy that will reach deep and far into the history of America.  We will always remember him."

This tribute was added by Deborah Aubert Thomas on 6th June 2014

"From Rodessa Monday Metoyer:

God truly blessed Alvin with unique talents and abilities, and Alvin used his gifts extremely well.

Alvin's positive attitude, willingness to try new things, his dedication, and caring ways ~ this shows just how much Alvin did with his gifts...
Today as you celebrate Alvin's accomplishments, remember that Alvin was a part of God's wonderful plan. Alvin represents William Ernest Henley's Invictus.

Rest in Peace my dear were the master of your fate, you were the captain of your soul.


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--William Ernest Henley"

This tribute was added by Deborah Aubert Thomas on 5th June 2014

"Alvin Aubert: May 2014
there is in the illusion of
Time a walkabout that takes
us to the eye of God in the
Word, it is the breath of
of the edge and the de c orum
of the master that flies
easily that marks our
trudging and c hanting
endeavoring to lift life
into per c eption, su c h a
mind that inhibited us
made us beautiful held
us responsible has been
liberated to rejoin its
cosmi c tribe. let us light
a c andle, let us c elebrate
its genius, let us work harder
at walking in the light
to someday meet him again

Chezia Thompson(Cager) Strand"

This tribute was added by Ruthann Grey on 25th May 2014

"What a lovely tribute.  I met Alvin and Bernadine back in the early 70's when they were at Fredonia and I lived in Buffalo.  They were like family and we enjoyed many holidays and special events.  When my family moved to Detroit, Michigan, the Auberts moved too and we again enjoyed many meals and celebrations together.  What a lovely family... and what a thoughtful scholar, friend, husband and father, This tribute reflects the love and closeness I believe Alvin enjoyed.  He will not be forgotten and I am so happy to be a part of his tribute."

This tribute was added by Tilmon Taylor on 14th May 2014

"First and foremost Alvin was a scholar and a gentleman.  He was my cousin and will be greatly missed by many.

My fondest memory of him was when I was a student at Southern U. He was an English professor at Southern U. He would pick me up at my dorm and bring me out to Scotlandville to have dinner with the family. He knew college students were hungry all the time.

His love for his wife and two daughters was evident in his conversations; and all of his interactions with them.  You could always see his love for them."

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