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 57 years Catherine Chapman Babin. He was the father of Catherine (Kitsie) Babin Garland (Bobby) of Richmond, Virginia, and Laura Babin Charbonnet (Kenny) of Memphis, Tennessee. He is also survived by his step-children Mary Margaret (Mamie) Hillery and Julian (Jubi) Swoop Hillery, Jr. (Jeannie) of New Orleans, and Isabel Hillery McCluskey [...]

Hunter Ellis Babin (1955)2023-03-28T16:13:04-05:00

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, education, and a loving family enabled them to become successful and productive members of society. John graduated first in his class from Pine Bluff High School in 1951. He attended Tulane University on an NROTC scholarship where he w as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the president of the [...]

John B. Hunt – Class of 19552023-03-28T15:54:51-05:00

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 Home and 1-2 pm today at the family home. Mr. Steen was a Simpson County native and a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church. He was a 1955 graduate of Tulane University, where he served in Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps, and a 1960 graduate of the University of Mississippi School [...]

Jerome B. Steen – Class of 19552020-06-09T16:49:38-05:00

Charles B Barfoot – Class of 1955


Charles B. Barfoot [Deceased] Class of 1955 USN. 4 years active duty. 33 years as civilian mathematician at the Center for Naval Analysis During Vietnam War short term assignment at III Marine Amphibious Force [MAF] HQ Danang RVN leading a team of CNA analysts Editor Note CNA is the Navy’s non-profit “think tank” located in Alexandria, VA. “If instead of sending the Observations of seamen to able Mathematicians at Land, the Land would send able Mathematicians to Sea, it would signify much more to the improvement of Navigation and safety of Men's lives and estates on the aliment.” [...]

Charles B Barfoot – Class of 19552020-04-25T12:05:00-05:00

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 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 [...]

Jack Denny Dienes – Class of 19552020-04-04T06:30:52-05:00

Robert W Fobes, Jr – Class of 1963


Robert W. Fobes Jr [Deceased] Class of 1963 USN. Died on active duty 4/26/67 in aviation accident while on a then classified mission “Cloud Gap”. 1 tour RVN Editor Note His RVN service was referenced in his obituary with no additional details. A followup report on the accident here.

Robert W Fobes, Jr – Class of 19632020-04-25T12:18:19-05:00

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 husband F. Carter, and their daughters Lindsey and Marina; and by son, Robert Michael Mayer, his wife, Erin, and their children Matthew, Allison, and Jessica. Don joins his beloved wife, Diane, and parents Harriet Bradley and Donald K. Mayer in God’s kingdom. Don attended Tulane University, enjoying fraternity life as president [...]

Don Mack Mayer – Class of 19552020-01-06T17:24:53-06:00

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 Eean III. (Rhonda), brother Charles (Frances) sister-in-law Patricia Lucas, brother-in-law John “JT” Lucas. He will be remembered by his 8 grandchildren Clifton Jr., Duncan, Eean Alexander, Eean Andrew, Lesley, Lindsey (Blake), Margaret, Michael, Tianna, step grandchildren Rhoni and Tricia and 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was born [...]

Eugene Eean “Jack” McNaughton Jr. – Class of 19552020-01-06T17:19:51-06:00

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) their sons John Frederick Hester & George Hester, his son George Reynolds Bott (Lauren Bott) their daughters Chloe Bott & Gracie Bott, Step-Son James “Trey” Todd III (Beth Todd) their daughters Amie Gillie (Ben Gillie) & Alex Todd, Step-Son Thomas “Kemper” Todd (Terry-Jo Todd) their children Kemper Todd & Kaley-Jo Todd, [...]

Frederick Reynolds “Fritz” Bott – Class of 19552019-09-13T15:08:29-05:00

Dr James Michael McClurkan – 1965


James Michael McClurkan [Deceased]Senior Medical Student, Commissioned with NROTC class of 1965Retired as Captain USN Medical CorpsOfficial USN photo shows him wearing RVN Campaign MedalEditor Note  Captain McClurkan’s obituary referenced his service inVietnam as a “medic” prior to his selection to study to be a Navy Doctor.This would place him in Vietnam sometime around 1961. It would also explainHis wearing the RVN Campaign Medal [service between 1961-1973]but not the RVN Service Medal [service between 1965-1973]News article about his death 

Dr James Michael McClurkan – 19652020-04-25T12:27:54-05:00

F-4 Carrier Aviator on Yankee Station


Austin Lindsey, Captain USN (ret) I was flying a late night mission from the USS Independence in the Gulf of Tonkin. On return, I had a hydraulic pump failure and couldn’t lower my landing gear. Since it was night, the ship diverted me to Da Nang which had a Marine F4 squadron. I activated my emergency air system to lower the landing gear but only the left main and the nose wheel came down. So now I was faced with a one wheel up landing. […]

F-4 Carrier Aviator on Yankee Station2019-09-24T16:14:33-05:00

Thomas G. Lilly – Class of 1955


Personal Data Thomas G. Lilly, RADM USN (Ret) Tulane Naval ROTC Class of 1955 BS Business, Tulane University LL.B. degree in 1960, University of MS J.D. degree in 1968, University of MS Commissioned May 1955 Historical Events Cold War Assignments / Engagements After receiving his commission, RADM Lilly attended the Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, GA. Upon graduation, he served as Supply & Disbursing Officer of the USS Betelgeuse (AK-260), an attack cargo ship attached to COMSERVLANT, which was used primarily to provide support to the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. He then served as Disbursing Officer & Assistant [...]

Thomas G. Lilly – Class of 19552019-09-13T15:46:54-05:00

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 in mathematics and was commissioned in the U.S. Navy on the same day. He served as a division officer aboard an aircraft carrier and later as an officer instructor in the Mathematics Department of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. After returning to civilian life in 1959, he graduated from the [...]

C. Bernard Barfoot – Class of 19552019-02-10T21:07:08-06:00

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, guard on the basketball court and javelin thrower in field events. A graduate of Tulane University, he received a Bachelor of Business Administration and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. After graduation, Mike enlisted in the Navy, serving as paymaster on the USS Philippine Sea stationed in the Pacific.Upon [...]

Clay L. “Mike” Bartlett – Class of 19552019-02-10T21:07:19-06:00

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 Faucheux (Dale), Georgia Harrington (Chuck), and Laura Hinds (Phil). Grandfather of Paul, Kenneth, and Andrew Faucheux; Caroline, Craig, and Douglas Harrington; and Jordyn, Billy, and Ross Hinds. Brother of Virginia Harris and Carol Denney. Son of the late William Kenneth Catching Sr. and Isabel Ainsworth Catching. Bill was a native of Hazlehurst, Mississippi, [...]

William K. “Bill” Catching, Jr. – Class of 19552019-02-10T21:07:32-06:00

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 a native of New Orleans and was educated in the city's public schools. He received a degree in chemical engineering from Tulane University in 1955. Mr. Eaton was a member of the Carrollton Avenue Methodist church; the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Alpha Chi Sigma fraternity. Sigma Chi fraternity, and was [...]

Richard Eaton – Class of 19552019-02-10T21:07:48-06:00

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, 10, outside. “They said their Daddy had fallen,” she related. Eskenazi, 47, suffered an apparent heart attack while raking leaves at his home at 433 Daroco Ave. in Coral Gables. As the neighbor ran out toward the unconscious Eskenazi, a half dozen others met her. A Metro fire rescue unit took [...]

Jacob “Jack” Eskenazi – Class of 19552019-02-10T21:08:00-06:00

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 Harvard School of Business (P.M.D.). After graduating from Tulane, Bill served as an active duty naval officer, and then as a reservist for over 20 years. He worked for Louisiana Gas Service Co. for many years, and then owned a personnel placement company until 1983. In 1973, Bill's identity was completely [...]

William Ranson “Bill” Fagan – Class of 19552019-02-10T21:08:14-06:00

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. Dick was born in New Orleans, LA on August 18, 1933. He and his family lived in New Orleans until WWII when his family moved to Baton Rouge. There, Dick attended Catholic High School, where he played on the football team. He met his future wife, the late Carla, Schwartz Gannon, [...]

Dominick “Dick” Gannon – Class of 19552019-02-14T10:36:36-06:00

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 of love for 58 years, the practice of law. He was born on November 1, 1933 in New Orleans, Louisiana and was preceded in death by his mother and father, Lillian Pritchard Heyd and Louis A. Heyd, Sr., his wife, Eleanor Dudley Heyd, and his former wife, Joan Meyer Heyd. A [...]

Louis A. Heyd, Jr – Class of 19552019-09-13T14:52:11-05:00

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 in his home on December 31, 2016 surrounded by his family and loved ones. A memorial will be held at The Nourishing Place, 630 Tennessee Street, Gulfport, MS, on January 7, 2017.  Visitation will take place at 10:00 am, and the memorial service will take place at 11:00 am. Burial with [...]

Austin Monroe Lindsey, Captain (U.S. Navy, Retired) – Class of 19552019-02-10T16:07:27-06:00

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; and his faithful dog Luke. He is survived by sixteen grandchildren, his brother Lt. Col. Jim Lyman (Ret.) and cousins Walker Lyman and Toddy Hartt. Lawyer, bon vivant, conservationist, mentor, friend and loving family man, Guy was one of the neatest. He attended Tulane University on a scholarship, where he received [...]

Guy C. Lyman – Class of 19552019-02-10T21:10:16-06:00

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 Benrud Suter, Katie Benrud Hunter, Shelby Cole and Beau Cole; three great-grandchildren, Miles Robert Suter, Desmond Christopher Benrud and James Robert Benrud. Bob was born in Houston, Texas on August 23, 1932 to the late Alvin Michael Maher, Sr. and Lucille Guillaume Maher. He proudly served his country as a Lieutenant [...]

Robert Edward Maher – Class of 19552019-02-10T21:10:33-06:00

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 Duris Niklaus, and is survived by a brother William H. Niklaus, Jr. (Rita) of Salisbury, MD, his brother-in-law, Albert E. Carpenter, Jr. (Sally) and several nieces and a nephew. John was born in New Orleans, graduated from Holy Cross School and attended Tulane University on a Naval ROTC scholarship. After receiving [...]

John L. Niklaus – Class of 19552019-02-10T21:10:48-06:00

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 Russell, Jr. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Graveside service in Metairie Cemetery on Wednesday, December 9, 1987 at 11:30 a.m. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30a.m. Wednesday at the Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd (in Metairie Cemetery). Contributions [...]

Emmet Russell – Class of 19552019-02-10T21:11:05-06:00

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 and vast accumulation of knowledge in all areas and how he loved to share this knowledge with anyone. He traveled to every state in the United States and to every continent in the world. Above all his accomplishments and accolades, he was an ardent family man. He is rumored to have [...]

John Vaughan – Class of 19552019-02-10T21:11:21-06:00

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 member of the Propeller Club, Port of New Orleans Association, Kappa Alpha Fraternity, the Boston Club, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and several Carnival organizations. He was a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. He is survived by his wife. Martha Ripley Wolfe; two sons, Robert R. Wolfe III and [...]

Robert Wolfe – Class of 19552019-02-10T21:11:38-06:00

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 earned his Juris Doctorate from Tulane Law School in May 1955. He proudly served his country in the US Navy as a Lieutenant Commander for 15 years. Mr. Yager was a former Admiralty Attorney and Partner with Terriberry, Carroll and Yancey and member of the Louisiana State Bar Association for over [...]

Maurie D. Yager – Class of 19552019-02-10T21:12:09-06:00

Thomas G. Lilly – Class of 1955


Supply Corps, United States Navy, (Retired) RADM Lilly was born in Belzoni, MS. In 1955, he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Tulane and his commission in the Supply Corps, USN. He obtained his LL.B. degree in 1960 and J.D. degree in 1968 from the University of Mississippi. As a flag officer, he also attended the Executive Program in National & International Security, Kennedy School, Harvard University. After receiving his commission, RADM Lilly attended the Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, GA. Upon graduation, he served as Supply & Disbursing Officer of the USS Betelgeuse (AK-260), [...]

Thomas G. Lilly – Class of 19552019-02-10T21:03:28-06:00
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