Blanc Airey Parker

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Blanc Airey Parker

Blanc Airey Parker, born March 22, 1924 passed away September 30, 2013. Blanc was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. After graduating from the New Orleans Academy, he attended and graduated from Tulane University where he was a member of the R.O.T.C. and the Kappa Alpha Order. He joined the Navy and served in World War II. Blanc was employed by Salmen Company for many years. He managed the Schleider Foundation and the Salmen Family Foundation. He served on the Board for the Southeastern Council of Foundations for 6 years and was President of the Board for Lake Pearl Company, Inc.

Blanc participated in various carnival organizations and social clubs throughout his life time. He was a member of the Southern Yacht Club, the Lake Shore Club and the Boston Club. He also enjoyed sailing in his earlier years, traveling, gardening and eating good food, especially in the company of his family and friends. He was a loving husband and a devoted father and grandfather.

Blanc was preceded in death by his parents, Edith Glenny and John M. Parker, Jr., and his brothers, John M. Parker, III, Jefferson Glenny Parker and Thomas Airey Parker. He is survived by his spouse of 54 years, Martha Kidd ("Mert") Parker, his sons, Blanc Airey ("Chip") Parker, Jr. (Dianna) of Springfield, MO, H. James Parker (Rhonda) of Metairie, his daughter, Claudia Parker Young (Noel) of Scottsdale, AZ, and his grandchildren, Blanc Airey ("Trey") Parker, III, Nicholas Maynard Parker and Ashley Nicole Parker of Springfield, MO, and Devin Parker Young and Amelie Blanc Young of Scottsdale, AZ.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Memorial Service at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 1:00 PM. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment will be private.

The family would like to thank the Poydras Home, Dr. Brooks Emory, Dr. Joseph Miceli and Dr. Stephen Kantrow for their tender care and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a . The family invites you to share your condolences online at

Published in the News-Leader on Oct. 6, 2013
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