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 Monday, June 28, 2021

Daniel C. Douglas, Jr.

Father of Shane M. ’95 & Shay M. Douglas ’00

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA, on Monday, June 28, 2021, beginning at 10:00 am, with a Funeral Mass to follow at 12:00 pm.


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Ann J. Christenberry

Wife of Herbert W. Christenberry, Jr. ’48†

Mother of Herbert W. Christenberry III ’73†

Grandmother of Corey D. ’04 & Casey W. Moll ’06

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X Church, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., on Monday, June 28th at 11:00am, with visitation beginning at 9:00am.


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Melinda G. Lew

Mother of Curtis A. ’08 & Trevor A. Lew ’13

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Richard Alberstadt ’59

Peter H. Meyers ’60

John R. Glas ’61

Son of R. Jerry Glas ’23†

Father of J. Jerry Glas ’87

Brother of James P. Glas ’64

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Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Lynn P. Creel

Mother of Jeffrey L. Creel ’04

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 25, 2021, at Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church in Ocean Springs, MS. Visitation will precede services from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

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Virgilio M. Custodio

Grandfather of Wilfredo S. Custodio, Jr. ’10

Visitation will be held at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA on Friday, June 25, 2021, from 6pm to 9pm, resuming on Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 9am to 11am. A Funeral Mass will follow in the funeral home chapel. Interment Westlawn Memorial Park.

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Luke Ponseti

Father of Mark S. ’07 & Clayton P. Ponseti ’11

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Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Fr. Norman B. O’Neal, S.J.

Former Jesuit High School alumni chaplain Fr. Norman O’Neal, S.J., passed away this weekend in Grand Coteau, LA. He recently celebrated his 95 birthday in May. His funeral services will take place at St. Charles Borromeo in Grand Coteau at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 24 with Fr. Anthony McGinn, S.J., presiding. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m.

A memorial Mass at Jesuit High School New Orleans will also take place in the Chapel of the North American Martyrs at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29.

Fr. O’Neal served on Carrollton & Banks for 55 years as chemistry teacher, department chairman, and alumni chaplain.

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Posted Friday, June 18, 2021

Warren G. McKinzie, Jr. ’69

A memorial service will be held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home on Monday, June 21. Visitation at 1 p.m. with graveside service at 2 p.m.  A memorial service will be held in Wilmington, NC at a later date.

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Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Robert B. Acomb, Jr. ’47

Grandfather of Joseph R. Acomb ’11

Services will be private.

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Posted Monday, June 14, 2021

Charles H. Jeanfreau, Sr.

Father of Charles H., Jr. ’87, Andre M. ’89, & Mark W. Jeanfreau ’93

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Angela Merici Church in Metairie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Angela Merici at 11:00 a.m. with internment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Donations to Jesuit High School.

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René J. Lazare, Jr. ’43

Father of Bryan M. Lazare ’71

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 6500 Kawanee St. in Metairie on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will begin at St. Philip Neri at 10:30 a.m. Internment will follow in Lake Lawn Park. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in remembrance of Rene J. “Buddy” Lazare, Jr. to Jesuit High School.

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Betty Brown

Wife of W. Rainey Brown III ’46†

Mother of William R. Brown IV ’71

Grandmother of Mark C., Jr. ’15, John R. ’16, Paul R. ’18, & Peter V. James ’19

Great-grandmother of Payton E. Hedrick ’19

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 105 Bonnabel Blvd. Metairie, LA on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. with a Funeral Mall following at 12 noon.

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