Thomas Ralph Froeba passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Alice Mae Rareshide Froeba for 56 years. Son of the late Ethel Aleman Froeba and Ralph Froeba. Father of his beloved children, Susan Frolich (Kim), Elizabeth Seamon (Ray), David Froeba (Cherie), Julie Riedl (Greg), Kathy Walsh (Mark) and the late Michael Thomas Froeba. Grandfather to Chad (Lauren), Erin (Jonathan), Stacy, George Raymond, Whitney, Michael, Stephanie (Troy), Amanda, Allyson, Kerilynn, Brennen and Connor. Great Grandfather to Audrey Grace, Bria and Brody. Brother to Lorraine Harper (Joseph) and the late Clement Froeba, brother-in-law to Charles Rareshide (Deborah) and the late Carl Rareshide (Carolyn). He was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Thomas was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish, and most recently enjoyed and celebrated life with family and friends in St. Tammany Parish; he was the manager and buyer for Shoe Town and owner of Foot Gear in Chalmette. Thomas cherished his time with his family and grandchildren. He was a devoted LSU and Saints fan and especially enjoyed his Annual "Buppa" Golf Tournament. Family and Friends are invited to the visitation Saturday, July 27th beginning at 9:00 AM followed with a Funeral Mass at 12:00 noon in the chapel of Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home on Canal Street. Burial will be at St. Roch Cemetery #1, New Orleans. Please view and sign the Family Guestbook at www.schoencanalstreet.com.
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Published in The Advocate from July 24 to July 27, 2013