John Tilghman "Jack" Culotta, Sr. entered eternal rest on July 16, 2013, at the age of 55. He is survived by Eileen "Eny" Farrelly Culotta, his loving wife of 29 years; his children, Katie Culotta Cook (Thomas), Genny, Courtney, Emily, Melanie, and Jack Jr.; his mother, Ethel C. Culotta; siblings, Van (Mimi), Sam (Tricia), Trudy Culotta McGarvey (Charlie), and Mark (Leslie); and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, Vincent Culotta, M.D., his sister and her husband Frances Culotta Schmeeckle (Fred), and his nephew, Trey Culotta. He was a native of New Orleans, grew up in Lake Terrace, and was a graduate of Jesuit High School (1976), Louisiana State University, and Loyola Law School. He met the love of his life in high school and they married in 1984. He worked tirelessly for others while giving his time and energy to many organizations. He was a past president of Metairie Country Club, a member of the ForeKids! Foundation, the St. Dominic Golf Committee, BNI, the Federal Bar Association, and Bridge House. He was an enthusiastic basketball coach for all of his children and many athletes throughout the city. A true athlete himself, he spent time running and playing golf with "Da 4-some." He successfully completed the Mardi Gras Marathon in 2003 and the Iron Man in 2009. A passionate attorney, he always gave 110% to his clients. With his charismatic personality, he never met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone in need. Jack celebrated life not only with his family but also with more friends than can be measured. He never stopped providing for his family, and stayed true to this statement: "The greatest legacy I leave is my children." Most of all, he was tremendously overjoyed with the love and a devotion of his high school sweetheart, who became his wife and the mother of his six children. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 20th, at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the John T. Culotta, Sr. Family Education Fund, at any Capital One Bank location. To sign and view the Family Guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Published in The Advocate from July 18 to July 19, 2013