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) as well as his three grandchildren Jack, Jude and John Sheridan. Warren is survived by his sister Phyllis Hartman and is pre-deceased by his parents Albert V. Deckert Sr., Marie Antoinette Deckert as well as his brothers Albert V. Deckert Jr. and Joseph C. Deckert. Additionally, he is survived by 13 nieces and nephews and many more grandnieces nephews and God children. Growing up in the Lower 9th Ward, he attended Semes School, Holy Cross High School and the Times Picayune school prior to the beginning of WWII. Serving in the Navy on board Admiral Turner’s Flagship, the USS Rocky Mount, he participated in the invasions of the Marshall Islands before being selected to come out of the Fleet and attend the V-12 Officer program. Going from Asbury Park New Jersey Pre-Midshipmen’s school to Southwestern LA and eventually to the NROTC Unit at Tulane University, he was commissioned in the Supply Corps of the United States Navy Reserve in 1947. Following graduation he accepted a job with Firestone Corp. and then with Chambers Trucking. This lead to board Membership with the Louisiana Motor Transport Association. From here he went on to Howard Weil Labouisse Friedrichs, Inc. where he was a partner. Then to Wiener Corp. where he was CFO and eventually on to his own commercial real-estate and investment firm Deckert and Katz. During this career Warren was a board member of Tulane University, President of Dominican College and the Founding Chairman of the board of Directors for Holy Cross High School. He was a member of the advisory board for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, president of 3rd District Kiwanis Club, Commander of the American Legion Post, Military Order of the World Wars, Financial Analyst Association (President twice). A member of many social organizations, he was most proud of his 41 and ½ years in the Navy, retiring as a Captain, and his 57 straight years attending the Manresa Retreat House. Faith was the hallmark of Warren Deckert’s life, and all who knew him know that. For that reason, this is the most significant point of the litany of his accomplishments. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans, La. 70124 on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:00 Noon. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM. Interment at St. Patrick Cemetery #3. Please visit and sign the family guestbook at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
Published in The Times-Picayune from October 1 to October 3, 2012