Tom (Tommie Eugene) Arceneaux , Ph.D.,Ed., born in Houma on January 30, 1936, died Monday March 4 , 2013 in the Butterfly Wing of Baton Rouge General Hospital. He was 77. A lifelong educator, he continued substitute teaching after retirement, received numerous awards as a Hunter Education Instructor for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and served as a docent for the Baton Rouge Zoo. While he taught in the public schools of East and West Baton Rouge Parish, his students participated and won awards in the annual Louisiana Social Studies Fair (including first and grand prize awards) and he was named Teacher of the Year. He also taught in Florida, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and at St. Mathew's Episcopal School in Houma. He is survived by his wife, Mary Kathleen Brian Arceneaux; nieces and nephews Mary Elizabeth Arceneaux Dionne (Fernand) of Metairie; George Arceneaux III (Lynn) of Carencro; and Robert Martin Arceneaux (Jill) of Katy, Texas; and five great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Arceneaux, Sr., Ph.D. and Louise Austin Arceneaux, and his brother and sister -in-law, U.S. District Judge George Arceneaux Jr. and Mary Martin Arceneaux. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive, Baton Rouge, at 11 AM, with visitation at 10 at the church. Services will be conducted by Rev. Dr. J. Philip Woodland and Rev. Carol Civils. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery. Rabenhorst Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to University United Methodist Church or Cat Haven.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Mar. 6 to Mar. 9, 2013