1934 – 2020

Jack Dienes Class of 1955

Jack Denny Dienes, a retired CPA, died Wednesday February 26, 2020, at Chateau de Notre Dame. Mr. Dienes was a native New Orleanian, a graduate of Isidore Newman School and Tulane University, where he was a member of the Naval ROTC and Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. Following graduation, he was stationed in Washington D.C. at the General Accounting Office during the Korean War. It was there he met his future wife, the former Carol Ann Downey. Upon his return to New Orleans, he joined and eventually took over management of the Malcolm M. Dienes certified public accounting firm, founded by his father. Generous with his time and talent, Jack served on numerous boards and was active in many philanthropic organizations. He was a member, and past president of, the Bienville Club and was a member of several other carnival organizations. In his first year as a resident of Chateau de Notre Dame, he was selected as King of their Mardi Gras Ball. Mr. Dienes was a long-time supporter of Tulane Athletics. Besides spending time with his family, Jack loved traveling with his wife and their friends, entertaining at their home, and being on the dance floor with Carol. Mr. Dienes was preceded in death by his parents, Malcolm M. Dienes and Myrtle Wheeler Dienes. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carol Downey Dienes, and their 3 children: Colleen Dienes Hawley-Fields (James), Edward Downey Dienes (Beth), and Michelle Dienes Douglas (Stephen); 7 grandchildren: Patrick E. Dienes (Katie), Elizabeth “Betsy” Dienes (Geoff Hoskins), Caroline T. Dienes, Mark T. Hawley, Jr. (Maria), Jack D. Hawley (Adrian Brown), S. Keller Douglas, Jr., Christopher D. Douglas and three great-grandchildren: Hunter Grace Dienes, Margot C. Dienes, and Mark T. Hawley, III. Services and interment were private. In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations to: Notre Dame Hospice, 1000 Howard Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113; National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, 919 Josephine St., New Orleans, LA 70130; or Isidore Newman School, 1930 Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairle.com
Source: The Times-Picayune 8 Mar 2020

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