Obituaries and Memorials

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Read about the lives of the Tulane Naval ROTC Alumni who’ve passed on.

Our Memorial Plaque honors the memory of the Tulane University Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps who died on active duty.

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 [...]

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

1944 - 1969 On the evening of 17 January 1969 Robert Kuhlman was the Bombardier/Navigator of an A6A Intruder conducting direct air support and armed reconnaissance missions in the vicinity of the A Shau Valley, Republic of Vietnam. The A Shau Valley parallels the Vietnam/Laos border [...]

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; [...]

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 [...]

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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