Donald Paul Kershaw, 82, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Baton Rouge General Hospital. He was a graduate of Catholic High School and LSU, and lifelong resident of Baton Rouge. He served 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired as a Tax Administrator from the Louisiana Dept. of Revenue. He was also a longtime parishioner of Most Blessed Sacrament and member of the Knights of Columbus. He will always be remembered for his unending love and quick wit. He truly devoted his life to his family and friends. Nothing made him happier than watching LSU football in his favorite chair. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He had the unique ability to make everyone in his life feel special. He will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Betty Kleinpeter Kershaw; children Donald Paul Kershaw, Jr. (Starline), Kathryn Kershaw Borek, Christopher Michael Kershaw (Dawn) of Plano, TX, Andrew Philip Kershaw (Cherly); grandchildren Joshua R. Gonzales, Christine K. Rittell, Sarah E. Kershaw, Rachael C. Borek, Jude A. Kershaw, Cole Sebastian Kershaw, Serena G. Kershaw, Emi C. Kershaw; and great granddaughter Evangeline R. Rittell. He was preceded in death by parents Mr. and Mrs. Newton Henry Kershaw; siblings Gretchen Kershaw Winston, Newton H. Kershaw, Jr., Rev. Louis (Philip) Kershaw, O.S.B., James B. Kershaw, John C. Kershaw; grandchildren Jennifer R. Gonzales and Christopher J. Borek. Visitation will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Friday, July 25, 2014, from 9:30- 11:30 am, followed by Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Fr. Phil Spano. Interment will follow at St. George Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brandon Kershaw, Leon Kleinpeter, Steve Kleinpeter, Kyle Kershaw, John Paul Rittell and Cole Kershaw. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Catholic High School or the Benedictine Order. Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, in charge of arrangements.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 23 to July 25, 2014