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 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 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 Thursday, December 16, 2021

Rita K. Stuart

Mother of Walter IV ’64, Robert ’66, D. Klein ’68†, Ronald ’69, and Scott Stuart ’77

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Eugene J. Dabezies ’53

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m., February 5, 2022 at the Texas Tech McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, 2521 17th street.

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William J. Lahners ’87

Douglas F. Block ’44

Brother of Adrian L. ’38† & Horace J. Block ’50†

Grandfather of Stephen W. ’03 & Scott G. Grant ’07

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Marcus L. DiLeo, Jr. ’10

Robert C. McMyne, Sr.

Father of Robert C. McMyne, Jr. ’95

Grandfather of Brock K. McMyne ’25

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John P. McSweeney ’52

Larry B. Hoffman ’54

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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