Miscellaneous Orleans Parish, Louisiana Obituaries - 1998
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|April 8, 1998
John Lee Edmonds Jr.
Jerry Anthony Kinzy Edwards Jr.
William M. Gustafson
Benny ``Blue'' Jones Jr.
Mary Dorothy Lanza
Sister Mary Paschal ``Marjorie'' Lump
Nicholas ``Nick'' P. Matrana
Pauline Faye James Andrews Morgan
Virginia Ginger Pilet
Willie Mae Veal Reese
Rebecca Rollins Selestan
Anita L. Singleton
Betty Smith Wittman
Irma A. Wollfarth
April 9, 1998
THERESA ANN `TERRI' KELSON AIKENS
Theresa Ann ``Terri'' Kelson Aikens, a retail manager with Bombay Co., died Sunday at Forest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss., of injuries from an automobile accident in Hattiesburg. She was 38. Ms. Aikens was born in New Orleans, raised in Sorrento and lived in Gretna for three years. She attended East Ascension High School. She was a choir member of Greater St. Stephen's Full Gospel Church. Survivors include two sons, Shawn and Dametrius Aikens of Sorrento; a daughter, Chelsea Aikens of New Orleans; her mother, Albertha James of Michigan; her adoptive parents, Theresa and David Kelson of Sorrento; two brothers, James Brewer Jr. of Kenner and Andrew James of Darrow; two sisters, Catherine B. Smith of Dallas and Janet Dunbar of Geismar; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at Hopeful Triumph Baptist Church, 4462 Jenkins St., Hillaryville. Dismissal will be Saturday at noon at the church. Burial will be in Hopeful Triumph Cemetery. Hambricks Funeral Home in Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.
CYNTHIA ANN BAILEY
Cynthia Ann Bailey, a homemaker, died Wednesday of cancer at University Hospital. She was 52. Mrs. Bailey was a lifelong resident of Slidell. Survivors include her husband, Louis Bailey of Slidell; a daughter, Tara L. Bailey of Slidell; a brother, James A. Innerarity of Pearl River; and five sisters, Marie L. Gorecki, Ruth E. McManus and Aimee M. Fandal, all of Slidell, Helen J. Dowell of Houston and Doris Jean Stevens of Birmingham, Ala. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery.
JERALD `J.J.' BERRYHILL
Jerald ``J.J.'' Berryhill, a dishwasher at Nola's Restaurant, died April 2 of gunshot wounds at the Medical Center of Louisiana. He was 24. Mr. Berryhill was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended Booker T. Washington High School. Survivors include his companion, Demetrice Fontenberry; two sons, Jerald and Bennie Fontenberry; his parents, Logan and Gwendolyn Barker; three brothers, Kendall, Logan and Benjamin Barker; and five sisters, Rhonda, Latasha, Kimberly, Kanisha and Brittany Barker. A funeral will be held Saturday at noon at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary Inc., 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park Cemetery.
LUCILLE GONZALEZ DARWIN
Lucille Gonzalez Darwin, a homemaker, died Monday at her home. She was 79. Mrs. Darwin was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a graduate of John McDonogh High School. She was a member of First English Lutheran Church and its choir, and a member of the Ladies Altar Society, the Lutheran Senior Center and LIFE Group. Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth L. Darwin; a son, Elmer N. Darwin III; and three grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church, 1228 Arts St. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Mausoleum. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ALINE BRADFORD DOMINO
Aline Bradford Domino, a homemaker, died Monday at University Rehabilitation Hospital at Columbia Lakeland Medical Center. She was 75. Mrs. Domino was born in Klotzville and lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years. Survivors include four sons, Albert and Joseph Harris and David and Kenny Domino; five daughters, Elaine Kirkland of Muskegee, Mich., Carol Sanders, Barbara Darby, Donna Williams and Aline Domino; 27 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard Community Baptist Church, 3938 St. Bernard Ave. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary and Saturday at 8 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park in Avondale.
SHIRLEY CLEMENT FIST
Shirley Clement Fist, a retired teller for Jefferson Savings and Loan Association, died Wednesday at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 81. Mrs. Fist was a lifelong resident of Gretna and the mother-in-law of state Rep. Joseph F. Toomy. She was a member of Naim Westside. Survivors include a daughter, Jo Ann Fist Toomy; a brother, Roland Clement; two sisters, Vernell Clement Emery and Audrey Clement Smith; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 3 p.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park.
ADAM JOSEPH GACZIK
Adam Joseph Gaczik, a machinist, died Wednesday at Easthaven Care Centere. He was 99. Mr. Gaczik was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a member of Mount Moriah-Quitman Lodge No. 59. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Bauer Gaczik; and a sister, Frances Ann Gaczik. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. A wake will be held today from 6 to 10 p.m. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery.
I. CATHERINE LOUISE EWERZ HAEUSER
I. Catherine Louise Ewerz Haeuser, a homemaker, died Saturday of heart failure at Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark. She was 74. Mrs. Haeuser was born in Haynesville, lived in New Orleans for 35 years and lived in Fort Smith for the past 10 years. She was a graduate of Louisiana State University and a member of the Mensa Society. Survivors include three sons, Raymond Louis Haeuser of New Orleans, Robert Neil Haeuser of Montgomery, Ala., and Russell Michael Haeuser of Metairie; a daughter, Nancy Kay Haeuser of Austin, Texas; a brother, Robert Ewerz of Stevensville, Texas; and two grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Lake Lawn Park Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd.
THE REV. CLEVELAND BEN HERR JR.
The Rev. Cleveland Ben Herr Jr., a retired United Methodist minister, died Tuesday of liver cancer at his home. He was 72. The Rev. Herr was born in New Orleans and lived in Gretna for the past seven years. He was a graduate of Behrman High School and Tulane University, and received a master of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was a pastor at Jefferson United Methodist Church, Gentilly United Methodist Church, Christ Church of Waggaman and the Sun and Bush United Methodist churches. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Earline LeBlanc Herr; two daughters, Stephanie Herr Miller of River Ridge and Lisa Herr Berg of La Crosse, Wis.; and three grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Gretna United Methodist Church, 1309 Whitney Ave., Gretna. Burial will be in McDonoghville Cemetery in Gretna. Mothe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ROGER VICTOR JOUBERT
Roger Victor Joubert, a security officer for Barton Protective Service, died Wednesday of cancer at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 66. Mr. Joubert was born in Fall River, Mass. and lived in Kenner for the past 20 years. He was an Army veteran and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include his wife, Mona Mayeux Joubert; two sons, Steven L. and Cary M. Hotard; two daughters, Tonya M. Rein and Lori Ann Powers; a brother, Everett Joubert; a sister, Lucille Brown; and 10 grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at noon. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park.
WILLIAM D. LYONS SR.
William D. Lyons Sr., a retired jockey agent, died Monday of pneumonia at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero. He was 80. Mr. Lyons was born in New Orleans and lived in Gretna for the past 14 years. He was a graduate of Fortier High School. He was an investigator for former New Orleans District Attorney Richard Dowling, a former vice chairman of the Louisiana Alcohol Beverage Control Board, and a former registrar of voters in Orleans Parish. He was elected to the Democratic Committee of Orleans Parish District B. He was a past president of Redemptorist High School Dads Club, a member of the Corner Club and Good Ole Timers Club. He was a member of the Louisiana Peace Officers Association and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include two sons, Hugh G. and William D. Lyons Jr.; two daughters, Johanna ``Jo'' Malbrough and Connie Nanney; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 10 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park in Gretna.
PATRICK ``RYAN'' MARICICH
Patrick ``Ryan'' Maricich, a student, died Tuesday of adult respiratory distress syndrome at Slidell Memorial Hospital. He was 19. Mr. Maricich was a lifelong resident of Slidell. He was a student in the Pace Alternative Program. As a Special Olympics participant, he was a winner in the wheelchair race and shuttle race competition. Survivors include his mother, Marie A. Maricich; and his brother, Michael R. Maricich. A memorial service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post 185, 1680 St. Ann Place, Slidell.
SUZANNA PALMISANO McKEE
Suzanna Palmisano McKee, a global account executive for Johnson Controls Inc., died Sunday of complications after childbirth at U.C.S.F. Hospital in San Francisco. She was 34. Mrs. McKee was born in New Orleans and lived in San Francisco for the past three years. She received a bachelor of science degree from the University of New Orleans and graduated from Loyola University Law School. Survivors include her husband, Paul R. McKee; a son, Kevin Patrick McKee; her parents, Margaret Oalmann Palmisano and Frank J. Palmisano Jr.; a brother, Frank J. Palmisano III; and a sister, Margaret Palmisano Wirth. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.
WILLIE MAE VEAL REESE
Willie Mae Veal Reese, a homemaker, died Wednesday of leukemia at University Hospital. She was 54. Mrs. Reese was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include a son, Cary J. Reese Jr.; four daughters, Lynette Stewart of Houston, Karen Abraham, Lisa Fred and Catherine Reese; her mother, Louise B. Sillers; and 10 grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. James Methodist Church of Louisiana, 1925 Ursulines Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
THOMAS M. VANSELOUS
Thomas M. Vanselous, a former program analyst for the Fisheries Engineering Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service in Bay St. Louis, Miss., died Wednesday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., of respiratory failure. He was 60. Mr. Vanselous was born in Newwark, N.J., was raised in Stockton, N.J., lived in Slidell for more than 30 years and lived in Antioch, Tenn., for the past four years. He was an Air Force veteran. He was a graduate of the Louisiana State University in New Orleans. He was a member of Slidell Masonic Lodge No. 311 F&AM; Donelson Post No. 88 of the American Legion in Donelson, Tenn.; La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux 40&8, Voiture 702 in Nashville. He was King Flora I in 1988 of the Krewe of Flora in Slidell. A memorial service will be held April 19 at 7 p.m. at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell. Visitation will begin April 19 at 6 p.m. Burial will be private.