Merlin “Brud” W. Gresse Jr.

Merlin “Brud” W. Gresse Jr. passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the age of 58. Beloved husband of Cynthia “Cinny” Morel Gresse. Stepfather of Christy Simon (James) and Chad Simon (Laurie). Grandfather of Jourdan Mohamad, Sara Simon and Noah Simon. Son of the late Merlin W. Gresse, Sr. and Adele Rohr Gresse. Grandson of the late Robert and Gertrude Gresse, Sr. and Wesley and Delphine Rohr. Brother of Merrill G. Frost (Lewis), Annie G. Ussery (Phil) and Marvin Gresse (Arrin). Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Brud was the coowner of Gresse Plumbing and Heating. At the time of his death, he was a Jefferson Parish Plumbing Inspector. He was an avid Saints fan and outdoorsman who spent many fond weekends fishing in Port Sulphur. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to Dr. Michael DeSalvo, M.D. who brought honor to the Hippocratic Oath and Margaret Caruso, R.N. who is a modern day Florence Nightingale. Both epitomized superior and compassionate care. Also, thanks to Caroline, Sandy, Cynthia and Ms. Marie who always gave us a reason to smile. Relatives, friends of the family, also employees of Jefferson Parish Code
Enforcement attended the visitation on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home in Metairie. Interment was private in Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to any LA Coastal/Wetlands Restoration or cancer charity of your choice are preferred and appreciated. The online guestbook is available at

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