Robert A. Marceaux, Sr.|
LAFAYETTE - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Edmond Roman Catholic Church for Robert A. "Bob" Marceaux, Sr., who passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at his residence in Lafayette.
The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services.
A rosary will be prayed before the Mass.
The Reverend Gary Schexnayder, Pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, will officiate and Reverend Gil Dutel Pastor of St. Edmond Catholic Church will concelebrate.
Bob was a native of Kaplan, a former resident of Abbeville, and a resident of Lafayette for the past 56 years. He was a graduate of Abbeville High School and attended U.S.L. in Lafayette. He served in the U.S. Air Force during peacetime, was a 71 year Veteran of the Boy Scouts of America, having chaired the Catholic Committee on Scouting for 13 years. Bob was a founding trustee and chairman of the Monsignor Alexander O. Sigur Foundation from its inception. He served the Evangeline Area Council as a Vice-President and on its Executive Board. He brought a contingency of boy scouts to the 1993 National Jamboree held at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia.
He had been a Realtor, General Contractor, and residential home builder since 1954. Served as a Director of the Lafayette Board of Realtors from 1972 to 1975 and a President of the Acadian Home Builders Association in 1976. He was an Internationally Certified Real Estate Appraiser and a Veterans Administration Residential Appraiser and Construction Inspector. He was also a Licensed Insurance Agent representing several companies.
Mr. Marceaux was a founding member of the Community of St. Edmond Roman Catholic Church, serving 3 terms on it's Parish Council and as a Eucharistic Minister for 25 years.
He loved his family deeply and they loved him in return. Everyone who knew him understood his love and devotion to God, country, and family.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 61 years, Flo LeBlanc Marceaux of Lafayette; one daughter Ruth; one son Robert "Bob" Jr., three grandchildren, Jason, Michael, and Hannah; one great-grandchild, Rozalie all of Lafayette.
He was preceded in death by his parents Frank A. Marceaux, Sr. and Ida Desormeaux Marceaux; two brothers and seven sisters.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Jr., Jason, Michael, Asa M. Desormeaux, Jon-David Piazza, and Richard Ebner.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic Committee on Scouting, 400 Aundria Drive, Lafayette, LA 70503.
Online obituary and guest book may be viewed at www.fountainmemorialfuneralhome.com.
Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery of Lafayette, 1010 Pandora St., (337) 981-7098 is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the The Advertiser from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2013