Obituaries published Feb. 23, 2017

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Obituaries published Feb. 23, 2017

John Piediscalzo III was called home to be with the Lord on February 13, 2017, in Slidell, Louisiana.
Johnny was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 3, 1973 and moved to Slidell at an early age. Johnny was a devoted father, husband family man and friend.
He was the son of the late Johnny Piediscalzo Jr. He is survived by his wife, Ashlie Piediscalzo; his son, John Piediscalzo IV; and his expected child, baby Piediscalzo.
He is also survived by his mother, Sheila M Garnica; step-father, Ricardo Garnica; brothers, Christopher G Piediscalzo and Adrian J Garnica; sisters, Desiree Garnica Wood and Michelle Piediscalzo; and step-mother Carol Piediscalzo.
He will be missed by his cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. The Lewis family and numerous friends that are considered family.
Johnny served his country in the U.S Marine Corps. He was a family provider who loved his work as an electrical contractor and made many contributions to our community. Johnny loved sports and played football from little league to semi-pro. John loved his billiards hobby and met many friends whom he considered family through that hobby. Johnnys infectious smile and laughter will be missed by many.
Funeral services were held on Monday, February 20 at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd West, Slidell LA 70460.

Jeannette Mary Meyer Duryea, of Slidell, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017.
She was 84 years old.
She was preceded in death by her husband, CDR Robert Owen Duryea, USN, Ret., and her beloved parents, Mary and John Meyer.
She was the mother of Peter Duryea (Mary), Susan Duryea Sebastian (Scott) and Michael Duryea (Kim).
She was also survived by her grandchildren, Chantelle Duryea Kerr, Claire Duryea Griggs, Jennifer Duryea, Kristina Jeannette Sebastian, Kyle Scott Sebastian, Travis Michael Duryea, Andrew Thomas Duryea and Jenna Marie Duryea; and great-grandchildren, Joshua, Caleb and Aubrey Griggs.
Jeannette was a longtime resident of Slidell and retired as a Surgical Nurse from Slidell Memorial Hospital.
She was a Navy wife and also a member of the Good Sam Club, the S.M.A.R.T. club and the Sweet Adelines Chorus.
She was an amazing seamstress and chef, which she passed on to her children, as well as avid gardener, bird watcher, loved to read and never missed Mass.
Graveside services and inurnment, beside to her beloved husband, were held at the Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, Ms. on Tuesday, February 21.
Kenneth L. Smith, of Slidell, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.
He was 77 years old.
He was the beloved husband of Bonnie McCaskill Smith; father of Bridgett McKean (Brandon) of Slidell; Ramona Dente (Jeff) of Virginia Beach, VA; and the late Candy Davis (Andy); son of the late Walter M. Smith and Emma Hatten Smith; brother of O’Dell Johnson; and preceded in death by his 10 siblings.
He is also survived by five granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.
Kenneth was a Senior Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy and served his country for 21 years.
Funeral services were held on Feb. 10 at Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell.

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