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METAIRIE - David Monroe passed away on Friday, December 9, 2011 at age 90.
Beloved husband of 56 years to Mona Burt Monroe. Father of Monita M. Lonergan (husband Michael), Edith M. Lanner (husband Steve), David B. Monroe (wife Karen) and James Bradford Monroe. Grandfather of Rosemary and Sean Monroe, Jason, Jack and Laura Lonergan, Tiffany and Joshua Monroe and Melissa Lanner. Uncle of Margaret Daigle, Harry 'Joe' Monroe, III and Armand Jonte.
Preceded in death by parents Harry A. Monroe and Bertha Williams Monroe, brothers Harry Monroe and Bradford Monroe, sisters Margie M. Juster, Bessie M. Jonte and Mary Allen Howard.
Mr. Monroe was a retired Garden District Wallpaper and Paint Store Owner, a native of New Orleans and resident of Metairie for over 60 years, graduate of Alcee Fortier High School and Tulane University School of Business. He was Captain of both track teams, a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. In WWII served in the 25th Infantry Division in liberation of the Philippine Islands and the occupation of Japan. A member of the Southern Yacht Club, a past president of the Tulane T Club, a member of the Irish Cultural Society, the Jefferson Genealogical Society, the 25th Division Association, and the Monroe Clan Association. He was a volunteer with the Travelers Aid Society and Food for Seniors. A parishioner of St. Angela Merici Church, where he was an usher and former Boy Scout leader.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Angela Merici, 901 Beverly Garden Drive on Saturday, December 17, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
Published in the The Advertiser on Dec. 15, 2011