Miscellaneous Orleans Parish, Louisiana Obituaries - 1998

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Nov. 18, 1998

FELICIA ANGELICO TOCA

Felicia Angelico Toca, a retired manager for Sears, Roebuck and Co., died Monday at Harahan Guest House. She was 89. Mrs. Toca was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She worked for Sears for 35 years. She was a volunteer at East Jefferson General Hospital for 25 years and a member of the Rosary Altar Society at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Joseph O. Toca Jr.; a brother, Blaise Angelico; a sister, Sarah Angelica; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Cemetery.

CHARLES ALLEN SWANSON

Charles Allen Swanson, a lawyer, died Sunday of undetermined causes at his home. He was 46. Mr. Swanson was born in Pittsburgh and lived in New Orleans for the past 34 years. He attended Isidore Newman School, Baylor Military Academy, Metairie Park Country Day School, Tulane University and Tulane Law School. He was a member of the Louisiana Bar Association. Survivors include a sister, Nancy Swanson Hettinger. No funeral was held. Burial will be in Sioux City, Iowa.

HERBERT D. `LIL DEWEY' SPURLOCK SR.

Herbert D. "Lil Dewey" Spurlock Sr., a derrick operator for Diamond Offshore Drilling, died Sunday of heart failure at his home. He was 44. Mr. Spurlock was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. He received several safety certificates from Odeco, now Diamond Offshore Drilling. Survivors include his companion, Karin Legohn; two sons, Herbert Spurlock Jr. and Dewey West; three daughters, Kathy and Herneisha Spurlock and Little Candy; his mother, Gladys Adams Richardson; four sisters, Melva Ann Mayes, Diane Dugar, JoAnn Spurlock and Jacqueline Richardson; two stepsisters, Marie Lee and Gwendolyn Smith; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Friday at noon at St. James Methodist Church of Louisiana, 1925 Ursulines Ave. Visitation will begin Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery No.2. Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BURTON LEROY SHULLAW

Burton Leroy Shullaw, a retired geologist for Chevron USA, died Thursday at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was 77. Mr. Shullaw was born in Wyoming, Ill., and lived in Covington for the past 34 years. He graduated from Monmouth College in New Jersey and received a master's degree in geology from the University of Colorado. He worked for Chevron for 38 years and was general manager for exploration for the Eastern Region. He was an Army veteran of World War II and participated in the Normandy invasion. Survivors include his wife, Mary Faye Raulston Shullaw; two sons, Scott Shullaw of Charlotte, N.C., and Wayne Shullaw of Lafayette; a daughter, Lee Shullaw Lennox of Asheville, N.C.; a brother, John Robert Shullaw of Washington, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Sunday at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home in Covington.

LUCY P. SEGARI

Lucy P. Segari, retired president of J. Segari & Co. Wholesale Produce, died Monday of heart failure at St. Margaret's Daughters Home. She was 73. Ms. Segari was born in Chicago and lived in New Orleans for the past 70 years. She worked in the family-owned company for many years before becoming president. She was queen of the Krewe of Okeanos in 1951 and was in the courts of several other Carnival organizations. Survivors include two nieces. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Mausoleum.

HELENA KATINICH MOROVICH

Helena Katinich Morovich, a homemaker, died Friday of heart failure at her home. She was 94. Mrs. Morovich was born in Morgan City and lived in New Orleans for the past 80 years. Survivors include two daughters, Anna Rickoll and Norma Lulich; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A Mass was said Monday at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. Burial was in Lake Lawn Park Cemetery.

NOEMI SONIAT duFOSSAT RODRIGUEZ

Noemi Soniat duFossat Rodri guez, retired co-owner of Little Indian Meat Market on Bayou Road, died Sunday of respiratory failure at University Hospital. She was 88. Mrs. Rodriguez was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She and her late husband operated the market for more than 40 years. She was a member of the Poor Ministry of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and the Legion of Mary. Survivors include a brother, Peter G. Soniat duFossat. A Mass will be said Thursday at 1 p.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will begin Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

DONNA JEAN MMAHAT

Donna Jean Mmahat, a medical records clerk for Slidell Memorial Hospital, died Sunday of cancer at her home. She was 47. Mrs. Mmahat was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and lived in Slidell for the past 15 years. She was a parishioner of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Roger P. Mmahat; two daughters, Tracy Lynn Kemp and Victoria Marie Shriner; a stepson, Joseph D. Mmahat of Birmingham, Ala.; a stepdaughter, Elaine M. Grush of Metairie; her father, Harry C. Treadaway Sr.; two sisters, Tracy Scuteri of Steilacoom, Wash., and Lynn Ausejo of Lakewood, Calif.; and two grandchildren. A Mass will be said Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Visitation will be today from 7 to 10 p.m., with a vigil service at 8 p.m., at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell, and Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

JOSEPH P. MATRANGA

Joseph P. Matranga, retired co-owner and operator of Matranga Bros. Auto Repair, died Sunday of cancer at his home. He was 75. Mr. Matranga was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 67 years. He and his brother operated their shop on Metairie Road for 40 years. He was a member of the Merchant Marine during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post No.175 and a parishioner of St. Benilde Catholic Church. Survivors include a brother, Phillip E. Matranga. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at Lamana-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home, 1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

IRWIN MASCAIR

Irwin Mascair, a parimutuel clerk for the New Or leans Fair Grounds, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia at Chalmette Medical Center. He was 72. Mr. Mascair was born in New Orleans and lived in Arabi for the past 19 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Stanley Irwin Mascair; a daughter, Laurie Ann Mascair; a sister, Mayola M. Oser; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at P.J. McMahon & Sons Funeral Home, 4800 Canal St. Burial will be in Hope Mausoleum.

PRESTON AUGUST MARX SR.

Preston August Marx Sr., retired director of data processing for the United Way of the Greater New Orleans Area, died Sunday at Chateau Living Center. He was 78. Mr. Marx was born in New Orleans and lived in River Ridge for the past 34 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Krewe of Freret and a parishioner of St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Gallo Marx; three sons, Donald A., Ronald A. and Preston A. Marx Jr.; a daughter, Janel M. Marx; a brother, Frank J. Marx Jr.; a sister, Alice M. LeBlanc; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Cemetery.

HOWARD CHARLES LOPEZ

Howard Charles Lopez, a retired superintendent of National Gypsum Co.'s shipping department, died Sunday of kidney failure and cancer at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He was 65. Mr. Lopez was born in Napoleonville and lived in Harahan for the past 40 years. He graduated from Destrehan High School and was a Marine Corps veteran. He worked for National Gypsum for 39 years. Survivors include his wife, Merline B. Lopez; a son, Guy Anthony Lopez; seven daughters, Marcia Ann Guidry, Marilyn Marie Straub, Tina Marie Agnelly, Brenda Lee Allange, Karen Louise and Clarice Marie Lopez and Vicki Ann Herrerra; a brother, Nicholas Lopez; a sister, Lorraine Ferraci; and 17 grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at noon at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

FERDINAND PETER `UNCLE BOY' JOHNSON

Ferdinand Peter "Uncle Boy" Johnson, a retired florist for Farley's Florists, died Monday at Poydras Manor Nursing Home. He was 94. Mr. Johnson was a lifelong resident of St. Bernard Parish. He was chairman of the Deacon Board at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a brother, Felton Johnson. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 1501 Ursulines Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Merrick Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LAWRENCE R. JALVIA

Lawrence R. Jalvia, a retired maintenance worker for the Regional Transit Authority, died Thursday of liver cancer and Alzheimer's disease at his home. He was 71. Mr. Jalvia was born in Napoleonville and lived in New Orleans for the past 48 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received the World War II Victory Medal. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.1749 and the Crescent City Clavers Club and an usher for St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Florestine M. Jalvia, and two sisters, Lucille Parker and Lillian Williams. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 3501 N. Miro St. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Mausoleum. Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WARREN H. HOPPMEYER

Warren H. Hoppmeyer, a retired sales manager for Ideal Basic Industries, died Sunday at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He was 75. Mr. Hoppmeyer was born in New Orleans and lived in River Ridge for the past 40 years. He was a graduate of Tulane University School of Engineering and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Munholland United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Dowell Hoppmeyer; four sons, Warren H. Hoppmeyer Jr. of Sandy Hook, Conn., Scott D. Hoppmeyer of Metairie, Todd M. Hoppmeyer of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Ward A. Hoppmeyer of Destrehan; a daughter, Penny-Sue H. Esbensen of Fallbrook, Calif.; a brother, Herbert E. Hoppmeyer Jr. of Huntsville, Ala.; a sister, Ruby-Nelle Lifsey of Metairie; and 10 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

LOUIS JACOB HENRY JR.

Louis Jacob Henry Jr., a retired carpenter, died Tuesday of cancer at Slidell Memorial Hospital. He was 79. Mr. Henry was born in New Or leans and lived in Slidell for the past 17 years. Survivors include his wife, Grace Hayden Henry; a son, Jerry James Markey of Metairie; three daughters, Jacqueline M. Crespino of Metairie, Cherilyn M. Wertz of Covington and Lori H. Murphy of Wichita, Kan.; a sister, Evelyn Safos of Houston; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

ALMA HALL

Alma Hall, a retired printer, died Saturday at Woodland Nursing Home. She was 90. Ms. Hall was born in Thibodaux and lived in New Orleans for the past 75 years. She was a parishioner of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Clarence "C.J." Hall; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 2015 Louisiana Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CURTIS GULLETTE
Curtis Gullette, a service technician for Diaz Cash Register Co., died Mon day of heart disease at his home. He was 45. Mr. Gullette was born in Monroe and lived in New Orleans for the past 22 years. He was a former member of the Army National Guard. Survivors include a daughter, Amanda Gullette of St. Rose; his mother, Donna Lacaze Harwell of West Monroe; and a sister, Yvonne Gullette of West Monroe. A Mass will be said Thursday at 2 p.m. at L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2607 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Gardens.

EVA MARIA CALIX GOESLING

Eva Maria Calix Goesling, a for mer language teacher at International House and International Trade Mart, died Saturday of a stroke at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 85. Mrs. Goesling was born in Honduras and lived in Metairie for the past 50 years. She graduated from Missouri State University. She was a member of the Southern Yacht Club and the Latin American Women's Club. Survivors include two nephews and two nieces. A Mass will be said Thursday at noon at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

ERIN ROBERT GASCON

Erin Robert Gascon, an assistant manager for Winn-Dixie, died Friday of undetermined causes at West Jefferson Medical Center. He was 28. Mr. Gascon was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a graduate of Warren Easton High School and a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Teri Liebman Gascon; his father, Clifford Lawrence Gascon; his mother, Betty Jane Gascon; two brothers, Dane Lawrence and Mark Clifford Gascon; and two sisters, Renee Clair Gascon and Leslie Stevens. A funeral will be held Thursday at noon at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

SAMPSON GARRETT

Sampson Garrett, a gardener, died Thursday at his home. He was 78. Mr. Garrett was a lifelong resident of Folsom. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include four sisters, Willie Mae Mathers of New Orleans, Margaret Penn of Milwaukee, Wis., Bunch Williams and Rose Lavalais. A funeral was held Monday at Holmeville Baptist Church in Folsom. Burial was in Folsom Community Cemetery. Crain & Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements.

NORMA JEAN HEBERT duQUESNAY

Norma Jean Hebert duQuesnay, a homemaker, died Sunday of a heart attack at Tulane Univer sity Medical Center. She was 71. Mrs. duQues nay was born in Covington and lived in Diamondhead, Miss., for the past five years. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University. She was a member of the Diamondhead Newcomers Club and Garden Club and a parishioner of Annunciation Catholic Church in Kiln, Miss. Survivors include her husband, Noel Joseph duQuesnay; three sons, N. Clay, Stuart Brock and Emeric Charles duQuesnay; a daughter, Amy Hebert duQuesnay; a sister, Betty Clay Marioneaux; and six grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Garden.

LEVY CORMICK III

Levy Cormick III, a social worker, died Friday of a heart at tack at North Oaks Medical Center in Ham mond. He was 41. Mr. Cormick was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended Walter L. Cohen High School and Xavier University. He was youth coordinator and on the ministerial staff of The Way Jesus Christ Christian Church. He also worked for Myrtle Magee Christian Academy, the Impact of Pride Corps, the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office, the Marriott Hotel and Tulane University Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Rachel Cormick; a son, Tazille C. Madison III; three daughters, Brandi Dionne, Danielle Patrice and Yasha Cormick; four brothers, Michael, David, Gregory and Jerry Cormick; his grandmother, Evelyn Bailey; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held today at noon at The Way Jesus Christ Christian Church, 1137 St. Charles Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Mausoleum. Magee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GERTRUDE BROUSSARD CALONGNE

Gertrude Brous sard Calongne, a retired homemaker, died Monday at her home. She was 94. Mrs. Cal ongne was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 21 years. She was a parishioner of St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, a former parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and a member of the Third Order of St. Dominic and the St. Anthony of Padua Altar Society. Survivors include a son, George C. Calongne Jr.; six daughters, Geraldine C. Feugas, Gwendolyn C. Gilthorpe, Wanda C. Henry, J. Gayle Calongne, Gaynell C. Leonard and Georgette C. Sloan; a sister, Irene B. Besse; 26 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 4640 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 7:30 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Cemetery.

SANDRA BUTLER-PORCHE

Sandra Butler- Porche, a nurse, died Tuesday of cancer at Memorial Medical Center. She was 36. Mrs. Porche was born in To ronto and lived in New Orleans for the past five years. She graduated from St. Clare's Nursing School. She worked for Memorial Medical Center and JoEllen Smith Medical Center. Survivors include her husband, Charles Porche Jr.; her father, Earl Butler; her mother, Marion Bandy; a brother, Bruce Butler; and a sister, Susan Butler. A funeral will be held today at 7 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ERNEST J. BURAS JR.

Ernest J. Buras Jr., a purchasing agent for Southern Scrap Metal, died Sunday of heart failure at Slidell Memorial Hospital. He was 58. Mr. Buras was born in New Orleans and lived in Slidell for the past 18 years. Survivors include his wife, Joan Chretien Valenza Buras; three sons, Jay, Scott and Michael J. Buras Sr.; a daughter, Sherry B. Metzger; his father, Ernest J. Buras Sr.; his stepmother, Rose Buras; three sisters, Gail B. Gracia, Pamela B. Sortina and Terry B. Portier; two stepbrothers, Charles and Darrell Smith; and six grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

BERKLEY DAVID BRYANT

Berkley David Bryant, a retired oil worker, died Saturday of pul monary disease at IHS Nursing Home in Luling. He was 67. Mr. Bryant was born in Stoneville, Miss., and lived in Luling for the past 26 years. He was a hospital administrator in the Air Force from 1950 to 1961. Survivors include five sons, Mark Steven, Paul Adrian, Kevin Ray, Keith Allen and Berkley David Bryant Jr.; four daughters, Suzanne Bryant Martinez, Penny Bryant DeShaw, Linda Bryant Lowery and Karen Bryant Adams; a brother, Frederick C. Bryant Jr.; two sisters, Carline Bryant Cooper and Beth Bryant Baltz; 32 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Westside Funeral Home, 5101 West Bank Expressway, Marrero. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss.

DELILAH B. BROWN

Delilah B. Brown, a retired food service worker, died Thursday of heart failure at her home. She was 77. Mrs. Brown was a lifelong resident of Folsom. Survivors include two daughters, Latoya Brown of Baton Rouge and Charlotte G. Roberts; four stepsons, Bobby, Calvin, Roy C. and Louis Brown Jr.; two brothers, Felton and James R. Brumfield; three sisters, Inez and Ida L. Cyprian and Esther L. Magee; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Midway Church of Christ Holiness, 83359 Louisiana 25, Folsom. Burial will be in Folsom Community Cemetery. Crain & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ALCOLA BARONE

Alcola Barone, a pipefitter, died Monday of liver failure at Uni versity Hospital. He was 63. Mr. Barone was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union No.60. Survivors include two sons, Alcola Frank Barone Jr. and Joseph Miller; a brother, Sam Barone; a sister, Iris Daigle; and three grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery No.1.


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