Historical Archives Obituaries and Memorials

Read about the lives of the Tulane Naval ROTC Alumni who’ve passed on. Our Memorial Plaque and Tulane Fallen page  honor the memory of the Tulane University Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps who died on active duty.

Jack Robards Crais (1960)

Class of 1960 Jack Robards Crais, age 85, of Luling, Louisiana passed away on Monday, March 25, 2024. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Alvin and Alma Crais. He was married to Marilyn Smith Crais for over 60 years. Brother of [...]

Calvin Palmer Jones, Jr. (1974)

1951 - 2023 Calvin Palmer Jones, Jr. born in New Orleans, died at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington on Monday, November 13, 2023, at age 72. He graduated from De La Salle High School and received a Master of Architecture Degree from Tulane University [...]

Arthur Wade Foss, Jr. (Class of 1944)

1925 - 2017 Arthur Wade Foss, Jr died on 25 July 2017 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Deeply regret having to advise the passing last night of Arthur Foss, CDR, USNR Ret., Tulane NROTC Class of 1944, Past President of TuNROTC Alumni Association, Co-originator of the Oral [...]

Peter Bowman Routh Suthon (1983)

1961 - 2009 Peter Bowman Routh Suthon, 48, passed away in Seabrook, TX on Dec. 21, 2009. A funeral service was held at the Houston National Cemetery. Published by The Times-Picayune on Dec. 27, 2009.

Wilmer Grant Collier Jr. (1960)

1939 - 2023 Wilmer Grant Collier, Jr., of Slidell, LA, a beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away on August 21, 2023. Grant was 86 years old. He is survived by his loving wife Barbie of 63 years, three children, Kim Dammicci [...]

Thomas Allen Rollow Jr. (1975)

1953 - 2022 Tom passed away peacefully at home on December 9, 2022 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease with his wife and two children by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Paula Medeiros Rollow; daughter, Stephanie Rollow of Arlington, [...]

Laurence Hay Turner Jr. (1964)

1942 - 2022 Captain Laurence H. Turner, Jr. U.S. Navy (ret.), passed away 29-December following a long illness. A native of San Diego, Capt. Turner was born 23-March, 1942. After graduating ROTC from Tulane University, he went on to serve as a model officer during [...]

Richard Orme Werlein (1945)

1924 - 2023 It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of Richard Orme Werlein. WW2 veteran (Navy), Antarctic explorer, Tulane Law school Graduate. A good son of New Orleans. At 98, his body could no longer hold the weight of his [...]

Norris LaDew Fant (1944)

1924 - 2023 Norris LaDew Fant departed for the next Big Adventure on April 24, 2023 at age 99. He was preceded in death by his father and mother: Arlington Pope and Ruth Fitz-Gibbon Fant; by his three brothers: Arlington Pope, Jr., William Foster, and [...]

Thomas Carey Wicker, Jr. (1944)

Class of 1944 Honorable Thomas Carey Wicker, Jr., ("Tom"), peacefully passed away on February 24, 2021. Tom's adventurous 97 years were defined by his dedication to his loved ones and to service. Tom's dedication to service was marked by his lifelong passions for both Tulane [...]

Hunter Ellis Babin (1955)

Class of 1955 Hunter Ellis Babin passed away in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 18, 2023 at the age of 90. He is survived by his beloved wife of eight years Mary Folse Hillery Babin. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of [...]

Hal Joseph Drez (1961)

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 [...]

Bruce Albert North (1962)

Class of 1962 Bruce Albert “Pops” North passed away peacefully on August 12, 2022, surrounded by his family. Bruce was born in 1940 in Algiers, Louisiana to William Bruce North, Jr. and Gerardine Guillot North. He is survived by his children, Michael (Terri), Brian (Sueann), [...]

Thomas Early (PNS 1993- 1994)

1942 - 2020 On Monday, November 2, 2020, Colonel Thomas Michael Early, USMC, (ret.), loving husband of Marie and father of Patrick and Kathleen, passed away after a long illness at the age of 78. Throughout his long distinguished career in the Marine Corps, he earned [...]

Luke James Sanna (1978)

1956 - 2022 Luke James Sanna, accomplished traveler, hat enthusiast, and bonafide funny guy, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 30th, 2022. He was 66. Luke led a life unlike any other, an epic hero of sorts. He lived and traveled all around the world, told the [...]

Warren John Nolan (1944)

1923 - 2021 Warren John Nolan, age 97, of New Orleans, was called home February 25, 2021. He was born on November 25, 1923 in New Orleans, LA to the late Ralph P. and Ruth B. Nolan. Warren was an alumnus of Jesuit High School and [...]

Thomas Jacob Schoen, Sr. (1957)

1966 - 2021 Thomas "Tom" Jacob Schoen Sr. departed this life at the age of 87 and began his Eternal Life with our Lord on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. After a dignified battle and according to his wishes, his warrior spirit passed into Heaven lovingly surrounded [...]

Arthur Lloyd Hensley Jr (1988)

1966 - 2021 Captain Arthur Lloyd Hensley, Jr, United States Navy Surface Warfare Officer (Retired) serving from 1988-2016 passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at the age of 55. He was born on July 24, 1966 in Nashville, TN. Lloyd (Paw Paw) is survived by [...]

Wilbert L. Argus Jr (1962)

1940 - 2018 Wilbert L. 'Bill' Argus Jr., 78, of New Orleans, died November 27, 2018 in the home he designed and built for his family in Lakeview. Mr. Argus was a renowned architect, mentor, and designer of numerous churches and other structures for the Roman [...]

James Robert Pond (1981)

1959 - 2021 James Robert Pond, Director of Transportation for Monroe County, 62, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. He was born Aug. 24, 1959, in Oak Park, IL to James Burton III and Marguerite (Scaer) Pond. Jim married Mary Alice Whiting on April 20, 1991. [...]

Douglas Joubert Sr (1952)

1930 - 2011 Douglas Joseph Joubert, Sr passed away suddenly on March 1, 2011 at the age of 80 from complications of double knee replacement surgery. Doug was a giant of a man in many ways and will be greatly missed. Doug was born to Lorraine [...]

Jerome Riehl (2008)

March 20, 2017 Captain Jerome Riehl, USMC (Ret) 38, of Hernando, Miss., passed away March 20, 2017. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Hernando. Jerome is survived by his wife Sarah Riehl of Hernando, children, Thomas, Allison, Lauren, Hannah, Gabriella, Benjamin and [...]

George Murphy Herbert Markey Jr. (51)

June 17, 2021 George Murphy Herbert Markey, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Metairie on Thursday, June 17, 2021, with his loving wife of 25 years, Josie, by his side. He was 92 years old. George was a native of New Orleans having been [...]

Charles E. McHale Jr. (45)

May 18, 2015 Charles Edmund McHale, Jr. died on May 18, 2015 surrounded by loved ones at his home. He was 89 years of age, and the beloved husband of Betty Woodward McHale for 62 years. Charles was the son of the late Charles Edmund McHale, [...]

Captain James Toups (61)

August 10, 2016 Retired prominent and  attorney, and USN Captain, James E. Toups, Jr. died Wednesday, August 10, at St. James Place after a long illness with Parkinson's and Lewy Body Dementia. He was 76. Jim was a native of New Orleans and a lifelong resident [...]

Dr. Edward Stormont Lindsey (52)

March 23, 2018 Dr. Edward Stormont Lindsey died peacefully at home on Friday, March 23 at age 87. He was predeceased by his parents, the Rev. Edward Austin Lindsey and Jane Stormont Lindsey, and his sister Jane Austin Lindsey Gilcoat (Bill) and brother Homer MacMillan Lindsey [...]

Carlos J. Indest III (65)

July 20, 2020 Carlos Joseph Indest, III went to his Eternal Rest on Monday, July 20, 2020, in Covington, LA. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 5, 1940. Married to and loving husband of Margaret "Peggy" Collura Indest for 53 years and the [...]

David B. Favrot – Class of 1954

1931 - 2021 David Blair Favrot passed away peacefully on January 10, 2021 at his home in New Orleans, surrounded by his family. Blair was born in New Orleans on October 15, 1931. He attended Isidore Newman school and graduated from The Lawrenceville School of Lawrenceville, [...]

Charles L. Eshleman – Class of 1945

1925 - 2021 Charles Leverich Eshleman, Jr., son of the late Charles Leverich Eshleman, MD and Anais Legendre Eshleman, died on February 25, 2021. He was 96 years old. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Helen Eileen Turner Eshleman and his sisters, [...]

John B. Hunt – Class of 1955

1933 - 2020 John Baker Hunt of Severna Park. MD was born October 20, 1933 in Pine Bluff. AR to the late Rosa and Victor Hunt. He was the oldest son of eight children. Although the family was challenged with many hardships growing up, strong Christian values, [...]

Lt John C. Crawford – Staff 1964-66

Lt Crawford  was Sophomore Instructor for 2 years, during which he was Faculty Advisor to the Radio Club and The Barnacle. He came to Tulane NROTC in September 1964 from the USS Cone (DD-876) where he was the Weapons Officer. He departed in June 1966 to serve on the [...]

Frank Laboureur (75) June 16, 2011

1954 - 2011 Frank Marcel Laboureur , age 57, a resident of New Orleans, LA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 16, 2011, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Deinze, Belgium, Frank came to the United States at the age of 18 months with his parents, [...]

Jason C Woodbury – 1998

1976 - 2016 On January 8, 2016. the world lost a shining and beautiful star, as Jason Charles Woodbury passed away at the age of 39. Born in St. Paul on May 12, 1976, to Lynn and Charles Woodbury, Jason had more joy, love, and adventures in [...]

Avery Stirratt III Class of 1954

1932 - 2020 Avery Stirratt III, of New Orleans, passed away peacefully the morning of Good Friday, April 10, 2020 at the Lambeth House. The cause of death was cancer. He will be greatly missed by many friends and his loving family. He is survived by his [...]

Jerome B. Steen – Class of 1955

1934 - 1997 Jerome B. Steen, 63, of River Thames Road, a lawyer, died of heart failure Saturday at home. Services are 3 pm today at Georgetown Baptist Church in Georgetown with burial in Georgetown Cemetery in Georgetown. Visitation is 9-10:30 am today at Wright and Ferguson Funeral [...]

Jack Denny Dienes – Class of 1955

1934 - 2020 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 [...]

Lt Patrick L Ruth – Class of 2008

The Navy identified pilot Lt. Patrick Lawrence Ruth and student aviator Lt. j.g. Wallace Eugene Burch as the two sailors who died in an Oct. 1 crash. Their T-45C Goshawk trainer jet crashed near Tellico Plains, Tenn., near the Cherokee National Forest in the eastern part of the state, [...]

CDR Matt Lacroix – Class of 1995

Commander Matt Lacroix was one of three children in a Navy family. After attending high schools in California, Virginia and Connecticut, he decided to accept an NROTC scholarship and graduated with honors from Tulane University (1995) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Later, he earned his Masters degree in [...]

Lt Gregory Scott Fulco – Class of 1992

Friends, family, fellow pilots and students on Monday will honor a career Navy pilot known as a great teacher and motivator, who died in a plane crash on Wednesday. The Navy confirmed Friday that a body found Thursday near the site where a T-45 Goshawk crashed in the Atlantic [...]

Don Mack Mayer – Class of 1955

1933 - 2012 Don Mack Mayer passed away peacefully on January 11, 2012 surrounded by his daughter, son, and devoted caregiver. Don was born February 19, 1933 in New Orleans and grew up in Winnsboro, LA. Don is survived by brother Michael Mayer, daughter Marianne Smith, her [...]

Eugene Eean “Jack” McNaughton Jr. – Class of 1955

1931 - 2019 Eugene Eean “Jack” McNaughton Jr. died peacefully at his home in New Orleans on June 4, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Joan (Alva Lucas) and sons Scott Duncan (Diane), Clifton Beardsfield (Mary), and predeceased by his son Eugene [...]

Lieutenant Commander Michael Dallas Chalfant, Jr – Class of 1988

 Lieutenant Commander Michael Dallas Chalfant, Jr., 36, died Tuesday night, September 10th, 2002 in a military plane accident while serving his country. Totally devoted, loving husband, father, and son, he served honorably in the United States Navy for 14 ¸ years. Lieutenant Commander Chalfant was born in Sumter, SC [...]

Lt Bruce E. Pommer – Class of 1983

Date: 20-MAY-1987 Time: night Type: Grumman A-6E Intruder Owner/operator: VA-85, US Navy Registration: 161685 C/n / msn: I-662 Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 Other fatalities: 0 Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair) Location: Stumpy Point, North Carolina -    United States of America Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.) Nature: [...]

Lt Jg Kenneth Bates – Class of 1976

On December 12, 1979 at about 4:00A.M., Navy Lieutenant J.G. Ken Bates was killed when the Grumman A-6 aircraft he piloted, NG523, Bureau Number 151566, pitched violently and suddenly into the ocean about 100 miles off San Diego immediately after having been catapult-launched from the aircraft carrier Constellation. The [...]

2nd LT Joe E Allen – Class of 1967

1945 - 1968 The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Joe E. Allen (MCSN: 0-103089), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company D, [...]

James William Barnes – Class of 1944

11-14-2007 James William (Bill) Barnes died after a short illness on November 14, 2007 at 83 years of age. Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania he was the son of Frank Holman Barnes and Phyllis Godson Barnes Markley, both immigrants from London, England. Bill was a resident of [...]

Frederick Reynolds “Fritz” Bott – Class of 1955

1933 - 2019 Frederick Reynolds Bott “Fritz” Died peacefully at Sanctuary Hospice Friday, August 23rd, 2019 following a brief illness. He was 86 years old. Fritz is survived by Mildred G. Bott “Mickey” his loving wife of 44 years, his daughter Lucile Bott Hester (Col. Steve Hester) [...]

Paul Daigle – Class of 1967

November 6, 2017 Paul Reginald Daigle, 72 passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. Interment was at a later date at St. Bernard Cemetery No. 2 in Breaux Bridge. A 1967 Tulane Naval ROTC graduate, Mr. Daigle was a Marine during the Vietnam War. He was an avid [...]

Homer Gray Hutchinson III – Class of 1966

May 8,2002 Gray Hutchinson entered the Marine Corps through NROTC after graduation from Tulane University in 1966. He earned his "Wings of Gold" in early 1968. After transition training for the F-4 Phantom, he flew combat missions with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron-542 in the Republic of South [...]

Lt. Robert John Kuhlman, Jr. – MIA – Class of 1966

1944 - 1969 Upon his arrival in Vietnam, First Lieutenant Robert John Kuhlman, Jr. was assigned to Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 242 (VMA(AW)-242), Marine Air Group 11, 1st Marine Air Wing at Da Nang Air Base. On 17 January 1969, the Squadron’s Mission 6363, a direct [...]

Ens Peter W Saravo – Class of 1965

Ensign Saravo was killed in a plane crash while training on Feb 14, 1967. While flying a solo night flight Saravo reported problems with the aircraft. He was ordered to drop fuel and return to base. His plan crashed on landing. Saravo did not survive the crash. [...]

Captain Thomas A Carter – Class of 1965

Died in Helicopter crash 11/14/1967. A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-1E (tail number 153737) from VMO-3 was a single ship VIP flight for the commanding general of the 3rd Marine Division. The official USMC history states that the aircraft crashed inverted in a flooded rice paddy and that there [...]

Captain Rodney R Chastant – Class of 1965

On October 22, 1968, a U.S. Marine Corps OV-10A Bronco (#155422) light attack and observation aircraft, call sign Hostage X-Ray, from Marine Observation Squadron 2 (VMO-2), Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG 16), was conducting marking runs near the village of Giang Hoa (12 miles SW of Danang) in Quang [...]

Joseph Jacques Hein – Class of 1946

1926 - 2018 Joseph Jacques Hein entered this world in Chicago, Illinois on January 26, 1926. He departed in Palm City, Florida on November 24, 2018. He was the only son of Joseph Jacob Hein and Marie DuFresne Hein. Jacques graduated from Tulane University in 1946. It [...]

Lt Jg Robert Fobes – Class of 1963

April 26,1967 After service in Vietnam, Lt JG Fobes died in a helicopter crash while participating in a classified training operation. A/C crashed and burned in the Santa Rita mountains about 5 miles from Sonoita while taking part in operation Cloud Gap (classified research project). A/C was [...]

Lt Jg Rosolino J Territo – Class of 1963

March 9 1965 March 09,1965: Lt. (jg). Rosolino J. Territo, 23, of NAS Lemoore was killed when his A4C Skyhawk BuNo 147817 crashed and exploded in swampland east of St. Vincent's Hill as it was about to make a radar landing at Hamilton AFB at 7:20 p.m. [...]

Captain James McCarter – Class of 1962

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain James William McCarter, Jr. (MCSN: 0-85448), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as Assistant Battalion Operations Officer with the Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD [...]

1st Lt Claiborne H. Brown Class of 1961

Ist Lt Claiborne H Brown USMC, age 23, Tulane NROTC Class of 1961 died in an aircraft crash during the evening of 10/25/1963. Brown had just departed Brunswick Naval Air Station, Brunswick ME, in an A-4, en route to  Bunker Hill Air force Base IN. The aircraft crashed [...]

Lt JG David P Grow Class of 1961

Lt Jg David P Grow USN, NROTC class of 1961 died 6/24/1963, age 24, in a helicopter crash off the coast of San Diego, CA. His body was found near the crash site by Navy divers. He is buried at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola FL. [...]

2nd LT James A Ducote Class of 1959

2nd Lt James A. Ducote USMC, age 23, Tulane NROTC Class of 1959, died in an aircraft crash during the afternoon of 5/22/1961. Ducote was a student pilot flying from US Naval Air Station Chase Field, Beeville Tx. During this time period Chase Field was used to relieve [...]

Lt Jg Joseph J Parpal – Class of 1944

August 6, 1945 Lt Jg Joseph John Parpal was lost with the crew of the USS Bullhead, a submarine which was sunk by Japanese forces in August 1945, the last US Navy ship lost in WWII. Departing Fremantle for her third war patrol, BULLHEAD (LCDR E. R. [...]

Lt CMDR Jack Wintle – Staff 1940

November 14, 1942 Lieutenant Commander Jack W. Wintle was killed in action near the Solomon Islands November 14, 1942. Commander Wintle came to Tulane University in the summer of 1940 as one of the first officers at Tulane's Naval ROTC unit. During his two years at Tulane [...]

Lt JG David E Crais – Class of 1942

Lt Crais was killed when the USS BUCK sank off the coast of Salerno Italy. While on patrol off Salerno, Italy, on 9 October, USS Buck was ambushed just after midnight by German submarine U-616 and hit forward starboard by at least one and possibly two torpedoes. The warship [...]

Ensign Albert Babcock McCoard Jr. – Class of 1942

July 10, 1943 Ensign Albert B McCoard, Jr.  was commissioned with his Tulane Naval ROTC class in May of 1942. Ensign McCoard proceeded to assignment on the USS Maddox (DD-622). Maddox was commissioned in October, 1942 and proceeded to convoy escort duty in the Atlantic. July 10, [...]

Ensign Herbert J McCampbell Jr. – Class of 1942

August 9, 1942 Ensign Herbert J Campbell Jr. was commissioned with his Tulane Naval ROTC class in May of 1942. Ensign McCampbell became the our first alumni casualty. The USS Vincennes provide pre-landing bombardment while US Marines landed on Guadalcanal of August 7, 1942. Very early in [...]

T. Todd Reboul, III – Class of 1944

1922 - 2020 T. Todd Reboul, 97, died peacefully in his sleep on July 6, 2020 at the Glen at Willow Valley in Lancaster, PA. He and his wife, Doris Hoffman, moved to Lancaster in September 1995 from Moorestown, New Jersey. He had been employed by RCA [...]

Rufus Harris Jr. – Class of 1944

January 29, 2018 Rufus Carrollton Harris, Jr. died peacefully on Monday, January 29, 2018. Rufus was born September 6, 1923 in Macon, Georgia to Mary Louise Walker and Dr. Rufus Carrollton Harris. He is survived by his children: Elizabeth Harris Hawk (Thomas), Rufus Carrollton Harris, III (Victoria), [...]

Louie Kontz Harris – Class of 1956

1932 - 2017 Louie Kontz Harris, born May 25, 1932 passed away peacefully on Friday, June 23,2017. He was the son of the late Rufus Carrollton Harris and Louise Walker Harris of Monroe, GA. Louie, in his first marriage, was the beloved husband of the late Maxine [...]

Col Stanley H Carpenter – Class of 1946

Stanley Hammack Carpenter, 75, a retired Marine Corps colonel and aeronautical engineer who specialized in weapon development and flight safety issues, died of emphysema Sept. 20 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Alexandria. Col. Carpenter, an aviator, served 30 years in the Marines before retiring in 1974 [...]

John Weinmann – Class of 1950

1929 - 2016 Mr. Weinmann was ambassador to Finland from 1989 to 1991 and chief of protocol from 1991 to 1993. The latter position is a State Department post; its holder advises the president, vice president and secretary of state on protocol matters. In a 1996 interview, [...]

Lt Col David E Crais

Lt. Colonel David Emile Crais USMC (Ret), 72, of Etowah, passed away on September 22, 2017. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he was the son of the late Henry Rosenfeld and Helen Jane Whitaker Crais. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his [...]

Maj Charles Aloysius “Charlie” Romans, Jr – Class of 1977

Charles Aloysius Romans Jr., age 47, died at 3:33 p.m. Monday, December 23, 2002, at home in Durham. He was the beloved son of the late Rosemary Giovingo Romans and Charles A. Romans, brother of Regina Rose Romans Douvillier, and brother-in-law of Harold J. Douvillier Jr. He is survived also [...]

Lt William McKeown – Class of 2003

Lt. William (Bill) Joseph McKeown, 26, Charleston, S.C., died in a car accident in Charleston, where he was stationed in the Navy. Bill was born on July 21, 1981, in Dickinson. Bill attended grade school in Marmarth and North Pole, Alaska. He graduated valedictorian from Rhame High School in 1999. [...]

Fred A Skellie Jr. – Class of 1942

Fred A. Skellie, Jr., 92, passed away March 3 at home in Decatur, GA, with his devoted wife of 70 years, Lucille, by his side. Born in Cuevas, MS, he enjoyed childhood with his seven siblings on the Gulf Coast in Long Beach, MS, where he graduated from [...]

Joseph K Perloff MD – Class of 1945

Joseph K. Perloff, MD, died at 89 years of age on 18 August 2014, at his home in Los Angeles. He was born 21 December 1924, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his bachelor's degree from Tulane University in 1945 and his medical degree from Louisiana State University [...]

Captain Thomas Bayne Denegre, Jr. – Commissioned in 1941

Retired Navy captain and banker Thomas Bayne Denègre Jr. died at 92 Saturday at Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury, the retirement community in Irvington he worked so hard to create. At 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve and transferred to the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps when he [...]

Col Robert W.L. Bross PNS 1963-1966

Colonel Bross was the Unit CO of Tulane NROTC BROSS Col. - Robert Bross (USMC, Ret.) of Atlantic Beach, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2007 at the age of 86. Robert was born in 1920 in Babylon, NY, son of William Warren Bross and Lillian Allen Leute Bross. [...]

Daniel Ruhl – Class of 1995

1973 - 2015 Daniel Elwood "Danny" Ruhl, 42, died peacefully April 19, 2015 after a hard fought battle with brain cancer. Danny was born in Jackson, MS on February 16, 1973 to the late Elwood Mason Ruhl and Catherine Mooney Ruhl. Danny was the youngest of [...]

Bartholomew Fitzgerald – Class of 1984

1961 - 2009 Bartholomew “Bart” Fitzgerald passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Jane (Thu), and two adult sons, Andrew (24) and Matthew (23) of River Ridge, LA. He has one brother, Matthew, of Hickory, NC. Bart was 48 years [...]

Stewart R. Barnett, III – Class of 1971

1949 - 2017 Stewart R. Barnett III, “Stew” was born in New Orleans in 1949. Stew graduated from De La Salle High School in 1967 where he was president of the student council and a member of the Cavalier football team. He attended Tulane University where [...]

Homer Gray “Hutch” Hutchinson, III – Class of 1966

1944 - 2002 The loss of two Navy training jets and seven crew members last week in the Gulf of Mexico may never be explained, a fellow aviator said Wednesday at a pair of memorial services. The T-39 Sabreliners, used for navigation, radar intercept, electronic warfare [...]

Stephen “Steve” Gary Sherman – Class of 1964

1943 - 2012 Funeral services for Stephen Gary Sherman will be held at 11:30 am Thursday, May 3, 2012, in the chapel of John Kramer & Son with Rabbi Jonathan Cohen and Rabbi Arnold Task officiating. Interment will be in the Jewish Cemetery, Main Street, Pineville. Visitation [...]

Louis Hanner Watson – Class of 1960

1938 - 2016 Louis Hanner Watson passed into heavenly glory on August 8, 2016, surrounded by his loved ones at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Louis was known as a "Buddy" to many, a nickname given to him by his older brother. He was born [...]

Wilton T. “Tom” McCay, Jr. – Class of 1959

1938 - 2010 Wilton T. “Tom” McCay, Jr., 72, passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, June 22, 2010. He is survived and will be dearly missed by his daughter, Kelly Virginia McCay, of New Orleans; his nephews, David McCay and Rusty McCay, of Baton Rouge; [...]

Winton Edwin “Skip” Williams – Class of 1957

1936 - 2014 Gainesville - Winton Edwin "Skip" Williams, 78, died peacefully Friday, June 27, 2014, at Haven Hospice. He is predeceased by his parents, his sister, Anna Catherine Hunt, and his niece, Lauren Hunt. Upon obtaining his Bachelor's degree and completing the Navy ROTC program [...]

Neil D. Hobson – Class of 1956

1934 - 2001 Captain Neal Douglas Hobson, SC, USNR (Ret.)Neal Douglas Hobson died on Tuesday, 11-13-2001 – Age 67. Husband of Jane Reddy Hobson, Father of Lisa Hobson Martin and Elinor Hobson Rand, both of New Orleans, LA, Neal Douglas Hobson, Jr. of Houston, TX, Laura Hobson [...]

C. Bernard Barfoot – Class of 1955

1933 - 2016 C. Bernard Barfoot of Alexandria, a mathematician and research department director at the Center for Naval Analyses, died on 22nd December at the age of 83 after suffering a stroke. Mr. Barfoot graduated from Tulane University in 1955 with a bachelor of science [...]

Clay L. “Mike” Bartlett – Class of 1955

1933 - 2017 Clay Legendre "Mike" Bartlett (November 25, 1933- March 26, 2017) was born in New Orleans, LA to Earl Putnam and Edith Cecile Pique Bartlett. A graduate of Isidore Newman High School, Mike excelled as an athlete, playing quarterback and running back in football, [...]

William K. “Bill” Catching, Jr. – Class of 1955

1933 - 2017 William "Bill" Kenneth Catching Jr. passed away peacefully at The Sanctuary at Passages Hospice on Tuesday evening, March 14, 2017. He was six days shy of his 84th birthday. Beloved husband of Edith Degelos Catching of over 60 years. Loving father of Karen [...]

Richard Eaton – Class of 1955

1934 - 1958 Funeral services have been conducted for Richard Edward Eaton, 24, a 1955 graduate of Tulane university, who died following an illness in Oak Park, Ill. The services were conducted at the funeral home of Tharp- Sontheimer-Tharp Inc., 4117 S. Claiborne Ave. Mr. Eaton was [...]

Jacob “Jack” Eskenazi – Class of 1955

1933 - 1980 The Miami News March 3, 1980 Page 6A Federal prosecutor Jack Eskenazi dies while raking leaves Patrice Gaines-Carter and Bill Gjebre Miami News Reporter A neighbor answered her doorbell yesterday and found U. S. Attorney Jacob (Jack) Eskenazi’s children, Joey, 13, and Stacy, [...]

William Ranson “Bill” Fagan – Class of 1955

1933 - 2016 William "Bill" Ranson Fagan joined his Savior Jesus Christ on August 17, 2016, after residing for 83 years in New Orleans, Springfield and finally Baton Rouge. He received diplomas or degrees from Jesuit High School, Tulane University (B.S.), Loyola University (M.B.A.) and the [...]

Dominick “Dick” Gannon – Class of 1955

1933 - 2018 Colonel Dominick R. Gannon. USMC (Ret.) passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the age of 84. Dick Gannon is survived by his three children and three grandchildren: Kevin Gannon (Mei), Brian Gannon, Renee Scherlen (Allan), Kimberly Gannon, Nicholas Scherlen, and Antonia Scherlen. [...]

Louis A. Heyd, Jr – Class of 1955

1933 - 2017 Louis A. Heyd, Jr. died peacefully after his courageous battle with cancer on Friday, January 27, 2017, surrounded by his family who were sharing their love for him. "Louie" was happy that just six months ago he was still committed to his labor [...]

Austin Monroe Lindsey, Captain (U.S. Navy, Retired) – Class of 1955

1931 - 2017 Austin Lindsey Gulfport age 85, passed away Sat. 12/31/16. Arrangements are pending with RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 11280 Three Rivers Rd, Gulfport. Obituary of Austin Lindsey Captain Austin Monroe Lindsey (U.S. Navy, Retired), aged 85, of Bullis Avenue, Gulfport, Mississippi, passed away peacefully [...]

Guy C. Lyman – Class of 1955

1932 - 2009 Guy C. Lyman, Jr., born in New Orleans on October 25, 1932, passed away at his Tennessee home on November 24, 2009, surrounded by his devoted wife of 53 years, Marjory Manget Lyman, his five children: Eugenie, Guy III, Kim, Chris and Kevin; [...]

Robert Edward Maher – Class of 1955

1932 - 2018 Robert Edward Maher, age 86, peacefully passed away on September 11, 2018. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 63 years, Sylvia F. Maher; his two daughters, Karen Benrud (Burton) and Colleen Cole; five grandchildren, Chris Benrud, Michelle [...]

John L. Niklaus – Class of 1955

1933 - 2012 John Louis Niklaus, PhD., P.E., passed away at St. Anna's Residence, on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the age of 79. He was the beloved husband of 51 years of Karen Carpenter Niklaus, son of the late William H. Niklaus, Sr. and Mary [...]

Emmet Russell – Class of 1955

1933 - 1987 F. Emmett Russell died on Monday, December 7, 1987. Age 54 years. Beloved husband of Patricia McGehee Russell. Father of Katherine Judge Russell and Willian McGehee Russell. Son of the late Katherine O’Hare Russell and Sidney Lawrence Russell. Brother of the late Sidney Lawrence [...]

John Vaughan – Class of 1955

1933 - 2016 John Martin Vaughan, 83, patriarch, sailor, aviator, engineer, fisherman, hunter, civic leader, lifelong learner, avid reader, and insatiable traveler, died Friday, June 24, 2016 at his home in Fort Walton Beach surrounded by family. Those who know him would testify to his intelligence [...]

Robert Wolfe – Class of 1955

1934 - 1985 Robert Rogers Wolfe. Jr., marine manager for Atlantic & Gulf Stevedores Inc., died Thursday at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He was 51. Mr. Wolfe was home in New Orleans. He was a graduate of Isidore Newman High School and Tulane University. He was a [...]

Maurie D. Yager – Class of 1955

1931 - 2017 Maurie D. Yager, age 86 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Mr. Yager was born on May 15, 1931, in Indianapolis, IN. He graduated Lawrence Central High School, completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University and University of Wisconsin, and [...]

James Adams Conover, Jr. – Class of 1952

1931 - 2008 Retired United States Navy/ Naval Reserve Captain James ("Jim") Adams Conover, Jr., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, at the age of 77, at his residence in Metairie, Louisiana. He was born in Absecon, New Jersey. He is survived by his wife Martha Caldera [...]

Fernand Forrester Willoz, III – Class of 1952

1932 - 2018 Fernand Forrester Willoz III passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Margaret G. Willoz for 60 years. Father of Fernand "Forrest" Willoz IV, Tania Willoz (Spouse), and Michael James Willoz. He is also survived by [...]

Patrick Edward Roper – Class of 1952

1931 - 2010 Patrick Edward Roper, 79, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Central Mississippi Medical Center.  Visitation will be 1 pm-3pm today at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst. Graveside services will be 3pm today at Hazlehurst Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst [...]

Richard J. Gough – Class of 1948

1928 - 2008 Captain Richard John Gough, age 80, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2008. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Grace Schexnayder Gough, his sister, Linda Gough Gunkel and husband, Theodore and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank Charles Gough [...]

Warren P. Deckert – Class of 1947

1925 - 2012 Warren Paul Deckert, born 2 April 1925, died 29 September, 2012. A life long resident of New Orleans, is survived by his Wife, Andre΄ Banville Deckert and his three children Paul B. Deckert (wife Raquel), Susan B. Deckert and Carol Deckert Verges (husband Wade) [...]

Charles H. Mayfield – Class of 1947

1926 - 2013 Adm. Mayfield died Wednesday at Baptist Hospital after a long illness. He was 59. Adm. Mayfield retired from the Naval Reserve in January 1982. Until his -retirement, he was project director of Reserve Cargo Handling Forces for the Navy. He was awarded the [...]

Albert C. Buxton – Class of 1946

1921 - 2011 Albert Clayton Buxton, "Mr. B" to friends and family, age 90, of Fairlawn, Ohio, went home to be with heavenly father Sunday, November 27, 2011. Albert, born in Eugene, Oregon, February 23, 1921, was the fourth and last child of Johanna Adame and Walter Henry [...]

Thomas E. Watts Jr. – Class of 1946

1926 - 2013 Thomas Evans Watts was the son and namesake of Thomas Evans and Josephine Taylor Watts. He was born February 15, 1926, and died on May 8, 2013, at the age of 87. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, [...]

Frank S. Bruno – Class of 1945

1924 - 2014 Frank S. Bruno, a retired New Orleans lawyer and real estate developer, died Sunday at his home. He was 90. Bruno, born to immigrant parents of Italian descent, graduated from Fortier High School. He spent his youth working alongside his father, a cabinetmaker, [...]

William A. Kimble – Class of 1945

1925 - 2013 William Aitken Kimble, age 88, passed away April 16, 2013. He was born in New Orleans, La., on April 7, 1925. He was the second son born to Edmond Lawrence Kimble and Emma Purcell Aitken. He attended LaSalle School and Fortier High School. He was [...]

Edwin M. Mayo – Class of 1945

1926 - 2012 MAYO Edwin Marion Mayo passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the age of 86. Husband of Winona Sentilles Mayo fo years. Father of Frank Mayo, Edwin Mayo, Jr. (Marlane) and Monica Calmes (EJ). Son of the late Frank Henry Mayo and Fl Hart [...]

Samuel J. McGrew – Class of 1945

1922 - 2013 Samuel Jason McGrew passed away on August 15, 2013 at his home in Pensacola FL, at age 91. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Norma Elaine McGrew. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Henry McGrew and Juanita [...]

Alan J. Robinson – Class of 1945

1925 - 2013 Alan Jillson "Bunny" Robinson, age 88, passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Leila Bridger Robinson; his parents William A. and Blanche J. Robinson and his brother Raymond H. Robinson. Survived by [...]

John Alloy Fitzgerald – Class of 1944

1924 - 2013 John Alloy Fitzgerald passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the age 89. A native of New Orleans. Beloved husband of the late June Blanchard Fitzgerald for 54 years. Father of Judy F. Blalock, Tim C. Fitzgerald, Terry J. Fitzgerald and the [...]

John B. Parmley – Class of 1944

1923 - 2013 John Bill Parmley, MD entered Heaven at 7:10 PM on April 14, 2013. He was welcomed by his son, John Thad, his parents, Dr. & Mrs. T H Parmley, his brother, Ralph Parmley, and many friends and colleagues. He was 90 years of [...]

Otho Douglas Schumann – Class of 1944

1924 - 2016 OTHO SCHUMANN (1924 -2016) Age 91, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016. A retired United States Navy Rear Admiral and resident of Rio Rancho, NM since 1988 he was born September 10, 1924, in New Orleans, LA to Otho Charles Schumann and Grace [...]

Louis E Ramos – Class of 1944

1924 - 2016 Lou Ramos, the former CEO of the Ramos Gin Fizz has passed away. Louis was the last surviving grandson, of Henry Carl (H.C.) Ramos, creator of the Ramos Gin Fizz. Louis E. Ramos "Lou", passed away on October 12, 2016, at El Camino Hospital, [...]

Michael Hardie Bagot – Class of 1943

1922 - 2012 Michael Hardie Bagot, 89, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 5, 1922 in Whistler, Alabama. Mike is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years Elizabeth Laville Bagot, sons Michael Hardie, Jr. (Bettye), Eugene F., [...]

Gus Caire – Class of 1943

1920 - 2011 Captain Albert David "Gus" Caire, USNR (Ret) passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 13, 2011, age of 91. He is the son of the late Arthur A. Caire, MD and Louise Fabacher Caire, and husband of the late Beth Glass Caire. [...]

Gordon Overton Ewin – Class of 1943

1923 - 2012 EWIN Gordon Overton Ewin, attorney and planter, died on June 16 at age 89. He was predeceased by his wife, Katharine Keller Ewin, his brother James P. Ewin, Jr., his sister Havard Ewin Schmidt, and his grandson David Laurence Faust, Jr. He is survived [...]

Charles W. Frank, Jr. – Class of 1943

1922 - 2011 Charles Frank Jr., 89, Hunter, Decoy Carver, a New Orleans executive who was passionate about traveling the world in pursuit of animals to shoot, fish and photograph, died Tuesday at Touro Infirmary. He was 89. A lifelong New Orleanian, Mr. Frank earned a [...]

Alvin G. Gottschall – Class of 1943

1922 - 2010 Alvin G. Gottschall passed away Sunday, September 19, 2010. Graveside services will be held at Lake Park Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. Mr. Gottschall, son of the late Alvin Musser and Thelma Austin Gottschall, was a native of New Orleans, [...]

Allen B. Koltun – Class of 1943

1923 - 2013 Allen Busch Koltun, 90, passed away peacefully in New Orleans on March 20, 2013 from heart failure. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Fleurette Lurie Koltun, father of his loving children, daughter Fran Koltun Averett, son Dr. Douglas Koltun [...]

Wilson F. “Bill” Minor – Class of 1943

1922 - 2017 Journalist and newspaper editor Wilson F. Minor, 94, whose dogged reporting on civil rights, corruption and politicians from Theodore Bilbo to Phil Bryant changed history, died March 28 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Visitation will be Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 7 [...]

Malcolm S. Peters – Class of 1943

1923 - 2012 Malcolm Sidney Peters, age 89, died July 18, 2012, in Clemson, SC, of kidney failure. He was born in New Orleans, LA, October 15, 1922, the son of Sidney and Luella Peters. He was predeceased by his wife Jean, who died November 18, [...]

John Francis Latham – Class of 1942

1921 - 2012 John Francis Latham, a native of New Orleans, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2012 at the age of 91. He was the beloved husband of the late Audrey Daniel Latham for over 59 years. He is survived by his children: David M. [...]

Spalding Kenan Manson, Jr. – Class of 1942

1922 - 2010 Spalding Kenan Manson, Jr., former owner and president of The Stone Center, Inc. and Manson Marble and Granite Co., Inc. died Wednesday evening, November 24, 2010, of Multiple Myeloma with complications from congestive heart failure. He was born in Florida in 1922, and moved to New Orleans [...]

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