Class of 1961

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.

The New Orleans Advocate – February 26, 2023

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