Saul Francis Landry Jr., 84, a native and resident of Houma, died at 6:18 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Chauvin Funeral Home and from 8:30 a.m. until funeral time Tuesday at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with burial in Magnolia Cemetery.
He is survived by his sons, Saul F. Landry III of Houma, and Edward B. Landry and wife, Lynne, of Baton Rouge; daughters, Margaret L. Olson and husband, Casey, of Santa Monica, Calif., Emelie L. Patterson and husband, Jon, of Houma, Suzanne L. Holzman of San Francisco, Calif., and Michelle L. Ash and husband, Trevor, of Houma; sister, Joan Landry Lennox of New Orleans; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Gail Tabor Landry; parents, Saul Francis Landry Sr. and Edna Amann Landry; and sister, Margaret Landry Chassee.
Saul Francis Landry Jr. graduated from Tulane
Medical School in June 1950, at the age of 21 and practiced internal medicine for 36 years. In 1956 he joined his father in the practice of medicine, and joined the staff of Terrebonne Parish General Hospital, which consisted of 20 physicians. A devoted and passionate physician, he regularly made house calls throughout his career.
He was chief of staff at Terrebonne Parish General Hospital in 1970, Coroner of Terrebonne Parish for 22 years (1958-1980), member of Terrebonne Parish Medical Society, Southern Medical Association, Louisiana Medical Society and the AMA.
He was a veteran of the Korean war
. He served in Japan at the U.S. Navy
Hospital Yokuska, and with the Marines at Camp Fisher in Kyoto. He was promoted to full Lieutenant and finished his service at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego.
He was a member of the Serra Club, Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Houma-Terrebonne Carnival Club and Krewe of Christopher. He was a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral. He served on the boards of St. Francis de Sales School and Vandebilt Catholic High School. In recognition of his service to the church, he was awarded The Order of St. Louis in 1977 by the Archdiocese of New Orleans and he was honored by the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux in 1984 with the Bishop's Medal. He enjoyed fishing and was a voracious reader.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, Tulane University, Tulane University School of Medicine or any charity.
Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.