Larry G. Ferachi, M.D.

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"The Lord is my Shepherd there is nothing I shall want." Psalm of David 23:1. Born October 5, 1951, he died Friday, October 19, 2012, after a long battle with prostate cancer. His father, Vincent A. Ferachi, preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother, Beulah H. Ferachi, brother, Glenn A. Ferachi and his wife, Francis of Plaquemine, brother, Kenneth R. Ferachi and his wife, Deborah of Plaquemine, sister, Joycelyn F. Lamothe and her husband Barry of Plaquemine, sister Janet F. Abernethy and her husband Mark of Baton Rouge, son, David G. Ferachi, MD and his wife Melissa of Baton Rouge, son, Larry G. Ferachi Jr. MD, grandson, Jackson, granddaughter, Frankie, stepdaughter, Wakely Carter, and a loving beautiful wife Julie C. Ferachi. Larry was a graduate of Plaquemine High School, where he was an allstate football and basketball player. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Nicholls State University, where he played basketball. He then received his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, and went on to complete his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine Department of Orthopedics. He was a member of The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Tulane Caldwell Society, Hughston Sports Medicine Society, and East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society. An avid sports fan, he was team physician for Southeastern University from 1984–1992, and LSU Tigers from 1995–2007. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. He loved his family, his friends, and the blessed life the Lord had given him. A special thanks to Dr. Oliver Sartor, Dr. Gerald Militello, Dr. Mike Rolfsen, and Dr. James Morris. Visitation at St. George Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, from 4 p.m. until Memorial Mass at 6 p.m. All friends and family are welcome. In lieu of flowers please donate to The Blue Ribbon Soiree Fund Benefiting Prostate Cancer Research at Tulane Cancer Center. Donations can be made on www.blueribbonsoiree.com or by mailing a check made out to ""Tulane Cancer Center."" Address: Blue Ribbon Soiree, Attn: K. Green, Tulane Cancer Center, 1430 Tulane Ave., SL-68, New Orleans, LA, 70112. Visitation www.rabenhorst.com to sign the online register book.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Oct. 21 to Oct. 23, 2012
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