Obituaries published Oct. 13, 2016

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Obituaries published Oct. 13, 2016

Patricia Ann “Pat” Brehm passed away on Saturday morning, October 1, 2016 at her home in Pearl River.
She was 70 years old.
Pat was born in Rapid City, SD, lived in Harvey most of her life and has lived in Pearl River since Hurricane Katrina.
Pat was a retired state employee that worked at both, LSU Medical Center, New Orleans and UNO University, New Orleans Lakefront.
She was the beloved wife of Anthony “Tony” Brehm, Jr. for 51 years.; loving mother of Toni Ann Brehm Kohles and her spouse Paul; and daughter of the late Rufus Anderson Hicks and Grace Delphine Ussery.
She is survived by two grandsons, Paul Jr. Kohles and Johnathan Kohles; and sister of Carol Gros, Tammy Falgout, and the late Brenda Hebert, Penny Mills, Connie Frisbie.
She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 6. Interment followed at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Covington.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington.

Anthony J. Montalbano Sr., of Lacombe, Louisiana, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016, in Lacombe.
He was 79 years old. He was born July 20, 1937 in NOLA’s 7th Ward.
He was the husband of the late Beryl J. “Jeanie” Bordelon Montalbano. A.J. met the love of his life at St. Mary’s School in September 1953.
He is survived by his children, Donna M. Martin (Keith), Terri M. Brennan (Mark), AJ Montelbano Jr. (Kim) and Michele M. Brustowicz (Mark) and sweet dog “Annie.”
He also leaves to cherish seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was the son of the late Joseph P. Montalbano and Marie Heck Montalbano; brother of Joseph F. Montalbano (Millie), Loretta M. Dagro (Andrew), Calvin Montalbano (Nora), Gerald Montalbano (Karen) and the late George F. Montalbano (Joann), Theodore Montalbano (Rose), John Cerniglia Sr. (Carol) and Charles Cerniglia (Seria).
A.J. was always active in his community and determined to make it a better place to raise his family. He was a successful retired insurance agent, for the National Life (American General) and Union National Insurance Co. for 35 years.
In 1979, AJ and his family moved to Lacombe with their future retirement plans in mind. He volunteered his knowledge in planning and zoning for 10 years as representative for District 7 (Lacombe). He later was elected twice as Justice of the Peace in Ward 7 Lacombe. Though he fully retired in November, 2006, he continued to serve the people rendering assistance through performing weddings.
In 2012, he was appointed chairman of St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District 3 until present. He also served his country in the Army National Guard for nine years. He was a member of St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Lacombe, Louisiana and served as an usher.
Funeral services were held on Oct. 6 at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, 61051 Brier Lake Rd, Lacombe.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Benjamin Francis White passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016.
He was 87 years old.
He was the beloved husband by first marriage to the late June Irving White and by second marriage to Patricia Synan White; son of the late Myrtle Cockerham White and Leonce White.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1501 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, on Monday, October 17 at 11:30 a.m. with visitation at church on Monday beginning at 10 a.m.
Interment will follow in the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery.

Ann Muehler McBride passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016, in Covington, LA.
She was born on March 9, 1934 in Chicago, IL to the late Edward L. Muehler and Catherine Haltom Muehler.
Ann was the loving mother of Ben Raney and his wife, Lisa Simon Raney.
She was the proud grandmother of Jonathan Poche, Melanie Poche, and Abigail Raney; and great-grandmother of Liam Smith and Harrison Poche.
Ann was preceded in death by husbands, Robert Raney, MD, and Marvin “Mac” McBride.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Memorial Service at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, on Saturday, October 15 at 11 a.m. with visitation from 10 a.m. until service time.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to S.T.A.R.T. (St. Tammany Animal Resource Team),
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Walter C. Rothermel, Jr. passed away at his home in Covington on Saturday, October 8, 2016.
Service arrangements are pending at this time.
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