John Louis Lanaux, a native of New Orleans and a resident of St. Tammany, passed away at the age of 71 due to natural causes on Friday, November 22, 2019.
John is survived by his siblings: Thomas (Rebecca), Pierre, Jr. (Amelie), Robert (Anita), Paul (Joanne) Lanaux and Mignonne Lanaux Cimino, and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pierre Baget Lanaux, Sr. and Shirley Even Lanaux and his grandparents, Louis Adrien Lanaux and Hilda Thibodeaux Lanaux; and Charles Rene Even and Odile Villarrubia Even.
John graduated from De la Salle High School and attended LSU. He was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He later transferred to UNO where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in accounting. He started his professional career with J. Earl Pedelahore & Company in 1972 and became a partner in 1980. John worked there until he retired as a Certified Public Accountant. John was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed spending time in his vegetable garden and was an excellent cook. John also enjoyed being with family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at 10:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:15 pm in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119 on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Interment is at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that masses be said in his name.