Obituaries – March 30

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Obituaries – March 30

Gerald Earl Marshall SrGerald “Jerry” Earl Marshall, Sr. (a.k.a. N.O.P.D. Singing Policeman) passed away peacefully at his home on Monday afternoon, March 27, 2017, at the age of 83.

He was born in and a lifelong resident of New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Charles Castel and Claire Hannah Marshall, but resided in Lacombe for the last seven years.

Jerry was honorably discharged from the United States Navy. He enjoyed fishing and acting, but singing was his passion. He was the loving husband of Edrina Holmes Marshall for almost 63 years.

Devoted father of 9, Deborah, Thomas, Gerald Jr., Shirley, Dina, James, Susan and the late Gregory Earl and Charles Hampton Marshall. Grandfather of 18 and Great Grandfather of 29.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend visitation services at Serenity Funeral Home, 20419 Highway 36, Covington, LA., on Friday, March 31, 2017, at 8 a.m. A Requiem Mass will follow at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 510 Vortisch Road, Lacombe, LA at 10 a.m.

Immediately following the Mass, interment will take place at  Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, LA. The family would like to give a special “Thank you” to Notre Dame Hospice for the loving care they provided in their time of need.

In lieu of flowers donations to Notre Dame Hospice in his honor appreciated.

Serenity Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, 985-875-1131.

Dale George CatalanoDale George Catalano passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017, at the age of 78.

He was born in New Orleans, La., and lived in Arabi, La., for the last 7 years. 

He was the son of the late Alvin Nicholas Catalano and Mary Dobernich Catalano Lanson.

Dale was an avid fisherman, hunter and active outdoorsman, a man of many talents…there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. A kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Loving husband of Dianna “Dianne” Casebonne Catalano for 52 years. Devoted father of Denise Catalano Reyes (Guadalupe), Dale George Catalano II, Dominique Catalano Trapani, Darnelle Catalano Pannu, and D’Anna Catalano Meyer (John). Brother of Alvin Nicholas Catalano II (Marion).

Loving grandfather of Denis-Michael Catalano, Christopher Lopez Reyes, Carin-Angelle Elizabeth Pannu, Elizabeth Catherine Pannu, Ashton Marie Trapani, Blaine Patrick Savage, Emma Claire Catalano, Amelia Grace Catalano and great-grandfather of Carsyn-Grace Landry. 

A memorial Mass was held on Monday, March 27 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 4337 Sal Lentini Pkwy, Kenner, at 12 noon.

Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington, La.; 985-875-1131.



Walter Hill Clement IIIWalter Hill Clement III, age 86, passed away on Friday March 24, 2017 after a long illness surrounded by his loving family.

He was a native of New Orleans and a resident of Slidell since 1955. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rosemary Sires Clement.

He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Walter Hill Clement IV; his parents, Walter Hill Clement Jr. and Elvera Revolta Clement; and his sister, Linda Clement Norvell.

His surviving children are Bruce William Clement (Lisa Fitzmorris Clement), Candace Clement Collins, MD (Jason H. Collins, MD), Mary Anne Clement, and Gwendolyn Maria Clement.

He was the brother of Shirley Clement Smith and Dorothy Clement Cooper. He is survived by 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Clement retired from South Central Bell after 33 years and after retirement continued in his own telecommunication company. Behind the scenes, he tirelessly supported his wife in her dancing school recitals. He and the love of his life, “Miss Rosemary” traveled the world and enjoyed outdoor water activities at their home on Bayou Bonfouca. He was parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 400 Westchester Place, Slidell, on March 29.

The burial will be private. The family requests prayers or a donation to Notre Dame Hospice or a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.

Wilfred Charles Cotaya passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the age of 90.

He was born on Friday, January 14, 1927 to Gertrude Doucet and Milton E. Cotaya, Sr., a native of New Orleans. He was a World War II Veteran of the United States Army and has called Mandeville, LA his home for the past 35 years.

His beloved wife of 56 years, Anna May Pinto Cotaya departed from his side and this life on June 18, 2012. Leaving behind to carry on his legacy is one daughter – Deborah Cotaya Burton (husband Henry); his son – Wayne C. Cotaya (wife Jo Anna); two granddaughters – Trisha Person (husband Jeff) and Katie Lynn Cotaya; five great grandchildren – Emma, Grace, Liam, Audrey and Penelope.

Funeral services were held on March 29 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave. Covington.

Interment at Lakelawn Park Mausoleum in New Orleans will immediately follow services.

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