Raymond Dennis Delatorre
1941 - 2021
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Raymond Dennis Delatorre passed away February 7, 2021 after his battle with COVID. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and Godfather. "For I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." Romans 8:18. Memorial Visitation will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Zachary on Feb. 18, 2021 from 9 am until Mass as 10 am. Dennis was born in Houston, TX on February 16, 1941 to G. A. and Lucy Delatorre. Dennis graduated from Catholic High School in 1958. He served in the ROTC at LSU and several years in the Army Reserves. He worked at Ethyl Corp. for 25 years. He retired from Georgia Pacific after 25 additional years. Dennis was an avid sports fan. He especially loved coaching little league football and baseball. He was a special coach, the kind that a child never forgets. He instilled in each of his players the creed to Never, Never, Never Give Up! He kept up with his players throughout their lives and loved to reminisce with them every chance he could get. Dennis never met a stranger and had the types of friendships that never skipped a beat. Dennis was also quite the dancer. He rarely left a dance floor untouched! Dennis always put others before himself and took joy in serving others, making those in his presence feel at home. He enjoyed time spent with his family, especially getting together to make tamales and touring family from Texas to get a great po'boy. He also enjoyed watching LSU and the Saints, fishing, traveling, and quick road trips with his Bride Dianne. He is preceded in death by his parents, G. A. and Lucy Delatorre; father-in-law, Herman Gautreaux; sister, Paulette Garcia; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He leaves behind his wife Dianne G. Delatorre; 3 sons, Brian (Charlotte), Eric (Pamela), Aaron, and a daughter, Renee; a brother, Joey (Eva) Delatorre; a sister, Kathleen Barrera; grandchildren, Tyler and Justin Pate, Eric Jr. and Sarah Delatorre, Ashtin Delatorre, Easton and Presley Delatorre-Chauvin; and three great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Eric, III Delatorre and Jackson Pate. Share sympathies, condolences and memories at www.CharletFuneralHome.com.

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Published in The Advocate from Feb. 16 to Feb. 18, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
FEB
18
Visitation
09:00 - 10:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
FEB
18
Funeral Mass
10:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
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February 18, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Larry Crawford
Friend
February 18, 2021
Dear Family, Remember Dennis from CHS and American Bank. he was always there for you and always upbeat. Great to be around. Dennis and family will be in my prayers always.
Ronnie Domas, CHS "61"
Ronnie Domas
Friend
February 18, 2021
Dennis and I were great friends during our time at LSU. We studied together, went to places together and with a gang of friends spent time together. Often he give me a ride to LSU so I wouldn’t have to ride the bus He was indeed a great dancer but a “greater”friend. R. I. P. Dennis.
Condolences to his family.
Connie and Richard Brock
Friend
February 17, 2021
Del and I met in February 1956. My Dad had accepted a job in Baton Rouge and I started the 9th grade at the old Catholic High on North Street. Del was one of the first guys I met, and we hit it off right away. He could hit it off with anybody right away. Del had that kind of personality. We were best of friends all through high school and college. He was a brother to me. Then our paths began to drift and stray. Life was taking us separate ways. We were brothers through and through and yet we parted, like brothers do. I was transferred to Starkville, MS in 1980. Del stayed in Baton Rouge. Until I read his obituary, I didn’t know that Del had two long careers. Seeing that brought to mind something we had talked about every now and then - way back in our salad days. We had three big goals. One was to get a job at one of the North Baton Rouge chemical plants. The second was to find a good wife who could tell you she loved you from across the room. The third was to have children and a long, loving marriage. Del, God rest his delightful soul, succeeded in all three.
Cindy and Eric Villavaso
Eric Villavaso
Brother
February 17, 2021
Worked many years together,wish l had known him more. No better friend. Rest ,you deserve.
Gary Bennett
Friend
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