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, September 17, 2020

Louis Adrien “Fox” Lanaux, Jr. ’47

Brother of the late Hilaire D. Lanaux ’45

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Steven Thomas Richard ’74

Son of the late Albert E. Richard, Jr. ’40

Brother of Albert E. Richard, Jr. ’65

Funeral services will be private.

Annamary Kelly Miester

Mother of Donald J., Jr. ’83 & Mark M. Miester ’86

Funeral services will be held at a later date.

Peggy Pistorius

Wife of Randolph J. Pistorius, Sr. ’65

Funeral services were held previously.

Josephine Viviano

Mother of Nicholas J. Viviano M.D., ’72

Grandmother of Paul A. ’99, Michael J. ’01, Patrick J. ’04 & John C. Viviano ’06 and Kevin J. ’04 & David J. Bray ’07

Funeral services were held previously.

Posted Thursday, September 10, 2020

Paul P. Hatrel, D.D.S ’52

Father of David M. ’79 & Bryon J. Hatrel ’84

Grandfather of Tyler M. ’13, Evan P. ’17, & Davis J. Hatrel ’18

Visitation at 10:00 a.m. and Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at St. Jane de Chantal Church, 72040 Maple St., Abita Springs, LA  70420

Posted Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Miriam Basart Geerken

Mother of Michael Geerken ’67

Grandmother of Christopher ’95 & David Geerken ’99

Visitation at 10:00 a.m. and Mass at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at St. Stephen Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA  70115

Posted Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Lynn Landry Kernion

Sister of Wallace “Wally” Landry ’69

Visitation at 11:00 a.m. and Mass at 1:00 p.m., on Sept. 9, 2020, at St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans, LA  70124

Wallace Hanemann Paletou ’59

Funeral services will be private. Donations to Jesuit High School.

Robert Anthony “Bob” Memory, Jr.

Father of Robert G. Memory ’96

Funeral services will be private.

Milton Louis Vavasseur, Jr.

Funeral services will be private. Former math teacher at Jesuit High School.

James “Jim” Ellwood Lawson, Jr.

Son of James E. Lawson, Sr. ’38

Father of James “Jake” E. Lawson III ’11

Visitation at 10:00 a.m. and Mass at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at St. Patrick’s Church, 724 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Yvonne St. Pierre Luminais

Mother of Keith J. Luminais, Sr. ’76

Grandmother of Keith J. Luinais, Jr. M.D. ’98 & Rene J. Luminais ’04

Visitation at 12:00 p.m.  and Mass at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001

Posted Thursday, September 3, 2020

Joseph G. Prechter, Sr.

Father of Joseph G. Prechter, Jr. ’06

Visitation at 9:30 a.m. and services at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at First Baptist Church, 5290 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124

Ronald H. Vaccaro ’69

Brother of Robert A. Vaccaro, Sr. ’72

Services were held previously in Covington.