In Memoriam

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This page features death notices and information about funeral services pertaining to deceased members of the Jesuit High School community. The page is frequently updated and is based mainly on information contained in the death notices published on Nola.com/Times-Picayune and in the New Orleans Advocate. The list of deceased is also compiled and printed in Jaynotes, Jesuit’s alumni publication.

Jesuit alumni who live outside the metro New Orleans region are encouraged to submit information about their deceased loved ones.

Alumni can also email us at volunteer@jesuitnola.org or call us at (504) 483-3947 to submit information or ask questions about information the In Memoriam process.

For In Memoriam listings prior to June 1, 2013, visit Jesuit’s website archives.

Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Patrick D. Rooney, Sr. ’47

Father of Patrick D. Rooney, Jr. ’75

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1501 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA, 70471, with visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

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Posted Monday, November 22, 2021

Muriel T. Forshag

Mother of Craig M. 67, Kurt P. ’70, Mark S. ’78, Brett T. Forshag ’84

Grandmother of Casey J. ’02, Craig C. ’06, and Trent P. Forshag ’15 & Jerad J. Comarda ’05

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend Mass celebrating Muriel’s life on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home in Metairie Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Burial Services will be private.

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William D. Postell ’63

Brother of Rev. Philip S. Postell, S.J. ’56, John Blake ’59, and David F. Postell ’65

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 12:15 p.m. in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119 with Rev. Philip S. Postell, S.J. as celebrant. Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. where family and friends can honor Bill, and share remembrances of him. In memoriam, please consider a donation in Bill’s name either to: The Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province, 4511 W. Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108-2191; or to: Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., New Orleans, LA 70119.

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Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Joseph F. DiMaria ’65

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. A visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning at 11:00 a.m.

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George E. Kreider ’56

Father of Michael G. Kreider ’83

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass to be held in the chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124 on Friday, November 19, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. until Mass. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery.

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Emily T. Becknell

Mother of John W. Becknell III ’05

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home located at 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington, LA 70433 on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., immediately followed by a memorial Mass.

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Kevin E. Wolf ’80

A Celebration of Life Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Xavier University of Louisiana Campus, St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, 3935 Pine St., New Orleans, LA 70125. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m., followed by a brief reception.

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Vincent V. Tumminello ’50

Father of Vincent V. ’76, Joseph A. ’79, and Peter I. Tumminello ’80

Grandfather of Joseph A. Tumminello, Jr. ’11

There will be a Visitation at Lake Lawn Funeral Home, located at 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 22, 2021, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 3:00 p.m. at the Lake Lawn chapel.  The family asks that those interested in donating on behalf of Vincent Tumminello should direct donations to Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., New Orleans, LA 70119.

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Gerald A. Rault, Jr. ’61

Father of Gerard C. Rault ’89

Son of Gerard A. Rault, Sr. ’25†

A celebration of the life of Gerard A. Rault, Jr., will take place on Saturday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall, 8017 Zimple St., New Orleans, LA 70118.

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Foster M. Johns, Jr.

Grandfather of Foster M. Johns IV ’01

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Posted Friday, November 12, 2021

Laura T. Melancon

Mother of Michael J. Melancon ’21

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA 70005, 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, with visitation in the church from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow the Funeral Mass.

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Posted Thursday, November 11, 2021

Gunther R. Michaelis

Grandfather of Gunther R. Michaelis III ’06

Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, November 12, 2021, at Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

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Daniel C. Seely ’61

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial service, Nov. 13, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2621 Colonial Blvd., Violet, LA 70092. Visitation is 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and service at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial is at Garden of Memories Cemetery at 1:30 pm.

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Posted Monday, November 8, 2021

Gregory J. Eiffert ’81

Son of Raphael J. Eiffert, Jr. ’53†

Brother of Rene´G. ’85 & Christopher R. Eifffert ’90

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation on November 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. Angela Merici Church, located at 901 Beverly Garden Dr. in Metairie. A Catholic Mass of Burial, will follow at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie.

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Michael M. McCune ’52