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 Sunday, February 14, 2021

Charles Joseph Poche

Grandfather of Phillip W. ’07 & John N. Poche ’09

Services were private.

Luz Marina Pineda

Grandmother of Albaro A., II ’11 & Francesco A. Pineda ’16

No services planned.

Leon Eugene Drew

Father of Christopher Drew ’74

Services were held previously.

Posted Saturday, February 13, 2021

Elaine S. Muro

Mother of Bradley J. Caballero ’94

Grandmother of Dusten J. Caballero ’04

Services already held.

Ruth D. Waguespack

Mother of Bradley A. Waguespack ’72

Grandmother of Alex J. ’04 & Evan A. Waguespack ’08, Brenner A. Rauch ’18

Services will be private

Nancy N. Morrison

Wife of the late John F. Morrison ’61

Services will be private

Ernest G. Gelpi

Father of Jeffery J. Gelpi ’08

Services already held.

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Anthony J. Clesi, Jr. ’48

A funeral Mass and private burial will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider memorial donations to Jesuit High School.

Posted Monday, February 8, 2021

Joan U. Fine

Peyton L. ’13, Patrick D. ’15, William G. ’17, & Michael Paul Fine ’22

Private Catholic church services were held for the family due to COVID-19.

Posted Friday, February 5, 2021

Jude H. Trahant ’58

Father of Jude H. Jr. ’80, Kevin M. ’82 , & Richard C. Trahant ’85

Grandfather of Daniel G. Murphy ’08, Christopher E. Trahant ’09, Richard C. Trahant, Jr. ’14, Cornelius R. III ’18, Alexander C. Heusel ’20, L. Garrison ’21 & Egan M. Trahant ’22

A private memorial will be held at a later date.

Margaret Sellers Kessels

Mother of Pieter D. Kessels ’90

Grandmother of Jack S. Kessels ’24

Funeral services were held previously.

Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2021

James W. Lavin, Jr.

Grandfather of Garrett M. Lavin ’20

Visitation on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at 10 a.m. and Mass at 12:00 p.m. at St. Matthew the Apostle Church, 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, LA  70123

Posted Monday, January 25, 2021

Deacon Gerald J. Martinez, Sr. ’61

Father of Gerald J., Jr. ’87, Kevin R. ’91 & Collyn B. Martinez ’93

Grandfather of Connor J. ’16 & Mason A. Martinez ’91

A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., followed by a Vigil Service at the Chapel of the North American Martyrs at Jesuit High School. There will be a visitation on Friday, January 29, 2021 at St. Benilde Church, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass.

Dianne D. Kirsch

Wife of Eugene L. Kirsch ’56

Visitation on Thursday, January 28, 2021, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., at Rosewood Funeral Home, 2602 S. Houston Ave., Humble, TX  77396, and Mass on Friday, January, 29, 2021 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Martha Catholic Church, 4301 Woodridge Pkwy., Porter, TX  77365

Frances G. Banner

Grandmother of Justin M. ’05, Matthew P. ’08, Joshua B. ’17 & Ryan J. Armond ’17

Funeral Services were held previously.