Hal Joseph Drez, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at the age of 84.
Hal was a graduate of Jesuit High School and Tulane University graduating with a degree in electrical engineering. He also served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy serving aboard the USS Saratoga and the USS Furse. He was a devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather. He had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Melanie Talley Drez; children, Karen Drez, Michael Drez (Deborah), and Roy Drez (Heidi); grandchildren, Emily Drez and Nicholas Drez; and brother, Ronald Drez (Judith). He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Roger Drez and Aline Raynaud Drez.