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 Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Mary R. Nuttli

Wife of Thomas G. Nuttli, Sr. ’77

Mother of Thomas G. Nuttli, Jr. ’05 & John N. Nuttli ’18

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans. On Wednesday, January 17, 2024, a visitation will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Metairie at 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at noon.

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Kathleen K. McGregor

Wife of Howard H. McGregor, Jr. ’61†

Mother of Howard S. McGregor III ’88, T. Hunter McGregor ’92, & James W. McGregor ’96

Earl D. Retif, Jr. ’60

Brother of Stan H. Retif ’76

His life will be celebrated on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lapis Center for the Arts in the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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Malcolm P. Schwarzenbach III ’83

Father of Malcolm P. Schwarzenbach IV ’21

Services will be held at Jesuit High School’s Chapel of the North American Martyrs on Friday, January 26, 2024. There will be a public visitation from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.. The funeral Mass will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Robert A. “Rob” Leonhard, Jr. ’76

Father of Robert A. Leonhard III ’04, Bradley S. Leonhard ’07, & Brett M. Leonhard ’13

Son of Robert A. Leonhard, Sr. ’55

Brother of Richard A. Leonhard ’79

Friends and family are invited to attend the memorial Mass in the chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. A visitation will be held prior to the Mass beginning at 9:30 a.m.

John T. Garst

Former teacher at Jesuit High School.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation at 11:30 a.m. at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124, on Saturday, January 20, 2024.

Posted Thursday, December 28, 2023

Keith D. LaRose ’66

Posted Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Paul A. Bienvenue

Father of Matthew P. Bienvenue ’04, David A. Bienvenue ’09, & Benjamin T. Bienvenue ’11

Carling L. Dinkler III

Father of Carling L. Dinkler IV ’98

Mary H. Glassman

Grandmother of J. Iggy Miles ’25

Frank C. Dudenhefer, Jr. ’63

Father of Frank C. Dudenhefer III ’88

Grandfather of Benjamin M. Green ’09, Nicholas S. Green ’15, Even P. Dudenhefer ’16, & Gabriel C. Green ’19

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral Mass at Jesuit High School, Chapel of the North American Martyrs, 310 S. Solomon St, New Orleans, LA 70119 on Wednesday December 27, 2023, at 12:00 p.m.. Friends may visit between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m..

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Posted Thursday, December 14, 2023

Irwin N. “Beanie” Shirer, Jr. ’45

Brother of Joseph A. Shirer ’48†, Richard H. Shirer ’51†, Frederick D. Shirer ’52†, & Robert J. Shirer ’54

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2023, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 529 W. 5th Street, LaPlace, LA 70068. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m.

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Posted Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Donald D. “Ducky” Dietze, Sr.

Grandfather of H. Dexter Webster III ’19, Donald D. Webster ’19, & David C. Webster ’21

Robert R. “Bob” Wooderson

Grandfather of Robert W. Wooderson ’00, Kyle J. Wooderson ’07, and Bryce S. Wooderson ’21

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Services and Christian Burial on Friday, December 15, 2023, at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70124. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by services at 10:00 a.m.

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Marianne S. Vaccaro

Mother of Joseph A. Vaccaro ’86 & S. Andy Vaccaro ’93

A visitation for Marianne will be held Tuesday, December 12, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124, followed by a funeral Mass at 1:00 p.m.