Julius slipped the bonds of earth to touch the face of God Monday April 21, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born on May 12, 1924. He was a giant of a man whose faith in God infused his life with goodness. He was a lover of family, a lover of people, and a lover of life. Julius used this love to serve his community by serving on the first Bi-Racial Committee of Baton Rouge, The National Council of Christians and Jews, and the Chamber of Commerce. He was a fourth degree Knight of Columbus and a founding member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church where he actively served his church as a lector for many years and was a member of the first RCIA committee. He served as President of the Baton Rouge Board of Realtors in 1963. He was awarded Realtor of the Year in 1972 and received the Humanitarian Award in 1990. He was given the Individual Excellence Award by the Baton Rouge Growth Coalition in 2000. He was a graduate of Catholic High and LSU. Julius was a member of the "The Greatest Generation" and proudly served his country during WWII and the Korean War. "He showed us how to live and he showed us how to die – in true dignity." Julius is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Frances Robichaux Bahlinger. His children include Juli Bahlinger, Pati and husband Ike Capdevielle, Andy and wife Kathy Bahlinger, Barbara and husband Alan Griffin, Lisa Bahlinger, Mimi and husband Brent Bueche. He was fondly called "Opa" by his grandchildren Nathan, Josh and Leah Dodds, Alyce and Chris Blackstone, Jacob and Ashley Capdevielle, Mic and Jaclyn Capdevielle, Blair and J. Walpole, Drew Bahlinger, Alissa and Brian McWilliams, Ashley and Mitch Nelson, Jeb and Shelley Black, Brad Black, Aubrey Black, Elizabeth and Natalie Bueche, Trey Capdevielle, Jamie Hernandez, and Kelli and Chet Ferachi. He also treasured his 12 great grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Marion, Donald, Reggie, Barbara and Harold Bahlinger. He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Mathilda Bahlinger and siblings Vernon, Charles and Kathleen Bahlinger. Pallbearers will be his seven grandsons. A special thanks to his devoted caregiver, Kim Edwards. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 23, at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St. A celebration of his life, officiated by Fr. Greg Daigle and co-celebrant Fr. Donald Bahlinger, will be Thursday, April 24, at 11:00 AM at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, with visitation preceding at 9:30AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the
, St. Aloysius Catholic Church or Caritas, Inc. care of Barbara Bahlinger, P. O. Box 308, Abita Springs, LA 70420.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 21 to Apr. 23, 2014