Obituaries

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Dennis Michael Dimak

Dennis Michael Dimak, a native of Empire and resident of Port Allen, LA, for the past 45 years; passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in his home at the age of 67. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony P. Dimak, Sr. and Beatrice Cossich Dimak and his brother, Anthony “Pete” Dimak, Jr. He is the loving father of Denise Dimak Choisser (Barry) and Sherry Dimak James (Greg). He is the devoted grandfather of Abigail, Amelia, and Alaina Choisser. He is the cherished brother of Toni Dimak Watkins and Sharlene Dimak Kodrin. He is the loving uncle of Carla Guttry, Nicole Smith, John Vivoni, Jr., Jason Dimak, and Cody Dimak (MaryAnne). He is the devoted great uncle of Mallory Linden (Lance), Tianna Dimak, Alyna Dimak, and Madeline Dimak. He is the great- great uncle of Trey Linden. He is also survived by his uncle, Claude “Zig” Cossich; his loyal canine companions, Scrap and Kiki; numerous other family members and friends. A skilled woodworker, Dennis will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Relatives and friends attended a Graveside Service on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Nairn Cemetery 30931 LA- 23, Buras, LA. Family and friends may view and sign the online guestbook at www. mothefunerals.com.

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William “Robby” Robert Cox, Jr.

William “Robby” Robert Cox, Jr., passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the age of 58. He was born on Friday, February 23, 1962, in Port Sulphur, LA. Robby was a resident of Ponchatoula, LA. Robby is survived by his wife, Valerie Bonnet Cox; children, William “Billy” Robert Cox III, Amy Michelle Cox and James “Jimmy” Michael Cox; mother, Nell Cox Collier; sister, Sandy Cox Bourgeois and her husband Johness; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William “Bill” Robert Cox Sr. A visitation and funeral service was held on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401. Interment: Rose Memorial Park Cemetery in Hammond, LA. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Shriners Childrens Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. An on-line guest book is available at www. harrymckneely.com.

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Barbara Domingues Verret

Barbara Domingues Verret passed away Monday, March 2, 2020 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Donald Verret, Sr. Mother of Donald Verret, Jr. (Brenda), Mark Verret (Janet), Dale Verret (Lyndie), and Scott Verret (Dawn). Daughter of the late Roland Domingues and Elizabeth Gerami Domingues. Sister of Roland Domingues, Jr. (Judy) and Wayne Domingues (Susan). Grandmother of Brad Verret, Michael Cedotal, Amy Fruge, Jamie Clouatre, and Ryan Rieth. Great-grandmother of 7. A native of Jeanerette, LA and resident of Gretna, LA. Relatives and Friends of the Family attended the Visitation and Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Belle Chasse, LA on Friday, March 6, 2020. Interment: Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Gretna, LA. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Yenni Pavillion Cancer Treatment Center, 4204 Houma Blvd., Metairie, LA 70006. To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.mothefunerals.com.

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Gerald “Jerry” Stephen Prine

Gerald “Jerry” Stephen Prine, passed away Sunday, March 1,2020. He was born Gulfport MS., grew up and attended high school in Long Beach, MS, where he earned his Eagle Scout badge in 1977. He had lived in Belle Chasse, LA for more than 37 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Geraldine Prine; grandparents Timothy Lee and Annie Prine of Perkinston, MS, Matthew and Christine Hickman of Wiggins, Miss.; his aunt, Kathleen “Kay” Miller Griswald and grandson, Jeremy David Alexander. He is survived by his beloved bride of nearly 25 years, Tammy Lulei Prine; loving daughters, Kelly Prine Alexander (Joel) of Flowood, MS and Kathleen Prine Cooley (Chris) of Brandon MS.; precious grandchildren, Brenna Alexander, Bryleigh Alexander, and Zachary Cooley; and his sister, Christy Prine Crouch (Christopher) of Bigelow, AR . Jerry enlisted in the Mississippi National Guard in 1978 while a senior in high school and left for basic training on Flag Day, June 14. A few years later after taking a job in Belle Chasse, LA., he transferred to the Civil Engineer Squadron of the 926th Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserve, located on Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans and remained there as a drilling reservist until the unit closed in 2006. He then served with the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale AFB, LA., He retired in 2009 as a Senior Master Sergeant after having served more than 31 years. He was a true patriot at heart and loved his country without wavering. While a member of the Air Force Reserve he traveled around the world numerous times helping to build schools, hospitals and other facilities for those in need. Jerry was also a lifetime member of the Air Force Sergeant’s Association. He was a paramedic with 20 years of EMS service and employed by Acadian Ambulance in New Orleans. While with Acadian he earned two Meritorious Service Awards, an Acadian Pride Award, and dozens of thank you letters from former patients and hospital staff praising his amazing skill and heartfelt compassion. He earned his EMS certificate and Paramedic licenses from Delgado Community College. After Hurricane Katrina, he spent countless hours helping transport and evacuate those in need. For the past 15 years, he worked at the Acura Stage at Jazz Fest and at every New Orleans Saints home game. He truly loved being a paramedic. He was happy to go to work every day. He always said he loved having a job where everyone he encountered in his work was happy to see him. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Relatives and friends attended a visitation followed by a Funeral Service on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the chapel of Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA. Private family interment at later date.

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David Olsen

David Olsen passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 3, 2020. He graduated from Port Sulphur High School and LSU, where he became a true purple and gold fan. The Tigers’ unprecedented football success this year was a source of great joy for him. He had an adventurous life, living in California briefly, then Minneapolis, MN. He sold real estate, owned his own real estate company, and pursued numerous interesting ventures. He returned to Louisiana in 2000 and enjoyed being close to family and friends. He was mathematically inclined and truly enjoyed creating colorful math-based designs on hexagon paper. His greatest pride was the “Rennebhohm Star” created for the Deutsches Haus’ 81st Anniversary celebration. It was used on their handsome anniversary German stein. David was always trying to help others and make folks happy. He had a quirky sense of humor and one often had to think about what he said before breaking into a hearty laugh. He enjoyed attending St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church in New Orleans and his close friendship with Father Steve and Deacon John. He was born on March 29, 1947. David’s parents Edward and Coyla Olsen preceded him in death. His memory will be treasured and kept alive by his brother Jim (Mary) Olsen and their children Nicholas, Mae, and Tiffany; his sister Kathy (Lee) Thibodeaux and their son Dane (Monica) Thibodeaux and their children Bailey and Ty; and their daughter Kerri (David) Courville and their children Jacob, Karleigh, Adam, and Luke. Also, he will be remembered by his church family, his Deutsches Haus family and his family at Michelli’s Cocktail Lounge. He also leaves behind many great friends from his days at Port Sulphur High. It was a special time in a special place. Extended family and good friends will tell “David stories” for years to come. David’s family and friends will honor him with a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020 in St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church (3643 Aurora Dr., New Orleans, LA 70131). Father Stephen Craft will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of services, with a reception following. His cremated remains will be interred with his parents at Westlawn Memory Garden Cemetery, 1225 Whitney Ave, Gretna, LA. Cremation and arrangements will be provided by Mothe Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church. Family and friends may view and sign the online guest book at www.mothefunerals.com.

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