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 Friday, September 8, 2023

Mary H. Darr

Mother of William S. Darr, Jr. ’75 & Kevin F. Darr ’80

Grandmother of Christopher S. Wegmann ’09


Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at E. J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, LA 70433 on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The Rosary will be said at 12:00 noon and then at 12:30 p.m., the cars will process to St. Joseph Abbey, 75376 River Road, St. Benedict, LA 70457, for the Funeral Mass at 1:00 p.m.

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Ashton J. Charree, Jr. ’55

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services at the chapel of Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

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Posted Monday, September 4, 2023

Sarah M. Leopold 

Mother of Regan R. Leopold ’94 


A private ceremony and burial will be held for immediate family. 

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George E. Acosta 

Grandfather of Patrick G. Roddy ’23 & Shane T. Roddy ’27


Joyce G. Barkerding 

Wife of Theodore F. Barkerding ’33†

Grandmother of Reginald H. Smith ’03 & Leland B. Smith ’05 


Family members and friends are invited to attend a visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 22, 2023, at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70124, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.

Mary “Candy” Cambias 

Grandmother of Santiago R. Cambias ’17 & Maximo V. Cambias ’19 


Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. Visitation is from 10:00 a.m. until a celebration Mass at 12:00 p.m. 

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Peter D. Kanwit

Father of Matthew H. Kanwit ’01 


A visitation for Peter will be held Friday, September 8, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124, followed by a memorial Mass at 2:00 p.m.

Mercedes C. “Sugar” Thompson 

Grandmother of Chad A. Vinturella ’94 


Services will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd New Orleans, LA 70124. The visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass at 12:00 p.m. 

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George T. Gernon, Jr. ’46

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass at 1:00 p.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m.

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Posted Thursday, August 31, 2023

Santo Collura

Grandfather of Stephen G. Collura ’08 & Andrew M. Collura ’10


Catherine C. Spadoro

Mother of James J. Spadaro, Jr. ’69


Posted Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Barry C. Escher, Sr. ’59

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass, officiated at Grace Funeral Home, 450 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, LA 70433 on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

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Posted Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Eric H. Sciara ’91

Brother of Kenneth L. Sciara ’78


Irvine J. “Pinky” Vidacovich, Jr. ’51

Brother of Richard P. Vidacovich ’55


Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, on Saturday, September 2, 2023, beginning at 11:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m.

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Gilbert F. Ganucheau, Sr. ’47

Father of Gilbert F. Ganucheau, Jr. ’77, Thomas E. Ganucheau ’81, & Richard J. Ganucheau ’82

Grandfather of Conan M. Magee ’97, Jonathan P. Magee ’00, Adam J. Ganucheau ’04, Mark A. Hill ’04, Jeffrey M. Ganucheau ’06, Elliott R. Waits ’07 & Ross F. Ganucheau ’09

Great-grandfather of John Paul Ganucheau ’27 & James R. Ganucheau ’28

Brother of Charles Ganucheau ’44† & Raymond E. Ganucheau ’54


Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Friday September 1, 2023, beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at Noon.

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