Joseph Elton Andre

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Joseph Elton Andre died peacefully on Friday, August 10th at the age of 98. Popee (as he was called by the grandkids) was born on January 18, 1920 in Erwinville, La. He spent his early childhood in Lakeland, La. and graduated from Poydras High School in 1939. In 1940 he married Emily Elizabeth Barrow and moved to Baton Rouge. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II before beginning a career at Ethyl Corporation and later retired after 32 years of service. He was also the owner of several successful businesses in our community: Accurate Rubber Stamps, Baton Rouge Business Machines and Superior Systems. He is survived by two children: Jack Walton Andre and his wife Carol, Brenda Andre Tull and her husband Howard. Grandchildren: Candace D'Gerolamo French (Rick), Chad Andre D'Gerolamo (Shannon), Emily Tull Stewart (Drew), Meghan Tull Fong (Herbie), Deseree Andre Smoot (Richard) and Brent and Keith Jones. Great grandchildren: Grace French, Nick and Nathan D'Gerolamo, Will and Hatcher Stewart, Holland and Hannah Fong Jackie McAfee, Courtney Owens and Brandon Smoot. Joe also leaves behind two cherished friends, Rudy Long and Roland Greenblatt and beloved nephew David Wendt. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Emily Barrow Andre, his mother Josephine Goudeau, father Lawrence Andre, sister Ella Bee Andre Wendt, and nephew Don Andre Wendt. A sincere thanks to the staff of Ollie Steele Burden and a special thanks to Connie, Gladys, B.J., Kiera, Christy and Lonnie whose loving care has meant so much to our family. Our heartfelt thanks also to Baton Rouge Hospice for sending us, Nita, whose care and compassion for our dad never wavered. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Pets for Vets, PO Box 10860, Wilmington, NC 28404. Funeral services will be held at Rabenhorst East on Florida Blvd. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park.
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Rabenhorst Funeral Homes East
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