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 Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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

Posted Friday, November 5, 2021

Paul G. Augustin

Father of Paul G., Jr. ’01 & Daniel P. Augustin ’15

Son of Raymond P. Augustin ’38†

Visitation will be held at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in Slidell, LA from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 5, 2021, and on Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. with Archbishop Gregory Aymond as the principal celebrant. Interment to follow at St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery.

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Stephen Slumber, Jr.

Father of Stephen Slumber III ’97

Visitation for family and friends will be Monday, November 8, 2021 from 11:30am – 2:30pm at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd in New Orleans. The memorial will begin at 2:00pm followed by private burial.

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James G. Caire ’69

Brother of Donald M. ’76 & Robert D. Caire ’79

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America W. Ellinghausen

Grandmother of Edwin A. F. IV ’11, & Ryan P. ’14, William W. Ellinghausen ’18 & Stephen M. Ecuyer ’18

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Mary S. Parks

Grandmother of Xavier J. Grilletta III ’99

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Posted Tuesday, October 26, 2021

John P. Laborde

Grandfather of John P. III ’08 & Randolph G. Laborde ’10

Relatives and friends are invited to the Visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon.

Posted Friday, October 22, 2021

Jan B. Reuther

Wife of John M. Reuther ’72

Mother of Jeffrey M. ’99, Jeremy M. ’01, James M. ’10, & Joseph M. Reuther ’10

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Visitation at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, 70124 on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., followed by an 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass.

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