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, June 22, 2022

Robert T. Smith III

Father of Clifford M. ’85 & Peter D. Smith ’92

Adele Dominguez

Wife of W. Blake Dominguez ’48

Posted Monday, June 13, 2022

Valentine Reinhard ’54

Father of Gregory V. Reinhard ’82

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, 901 Beverly Garden Dr. in Metairie, on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. A visitation will be held at the church beginning at 10:30 a.m.

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Posted Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Octave J. Pettingill ’66

Brother of Bernard F., Jr. ’65, William F. ’68, & Byron J. Pettingill ’70

Son of Bernard F. Pettingill, Sr. ’35†

Services are in the care of Howard-Quattlebaum Funeral and Cremation Center and a Celebration of Life for Buddy will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Howard-Quattlebaum Funeral Home, 754 US-1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 starting at 11:00 a.m.

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Posted Monday, June 6, 2022

Thomas R. Keller, Jr. ’76

Brother of Troy R. Keller ’85

Son of Thomas R. Keller, Sr. ’50†

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Jesuit High School’s Chapel of the North American Martyrs, 310 S. Solomon Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, starting at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Chapel at 12:00 p.m.

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Posted Friday, June 3, 2022

Elizabeth B. Hedrick

Grandmother of Payton E. Hedrick ’19

Daughter of W. Rainey Brown III ’46†

Granddaughter of G. Gernon Brown 1920†

Francis L. Barrett ’57

Brother of James M. Barrett ’59†

Richard B. Farmer III “60

Father of Robb B. Farmer ’92

Grandfather of Tyler J. ’12 and Alex M. Rooney ’14

Elizabeth Coleman-McGahren

Wife of Warren O. Coleman ’47†

Mother of Mark J. ’80 & Michael J. Coleman ’82

Adrian D. Garner

Grandfather of Ethan M. Garner ’15

Posted Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Charles B. Rappold, Jr. ’50

Kyle E. Ripple

Son of Steven E. Ripple ’73

Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Mitchell M. Berry ’18

Son of C. Byron Berry, Jr. ’84

Brother of William H. Berry ’26

Grandson of Cecil B. Berry ’56†

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Visitation at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022, at the Chapel of the North American Martyrs at Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, with a Funeral Mass and celebration of his life to follow at 11:30 a.m. Interment will immediately follow in Metairie Cemetery, 5100 Ponchartrain Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70124.

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Thomas G. Ledford ’66

A celebration of life will be held on the lawn of Point of Honor, Lynchburg, VA, on June 26, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.

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Vincent J. Ciolino ’56

Brother of Joseph C. Ciolino ’59