Joseph L. Dover passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the age of 75 surrounded by his loving family. He is preceded in death by his mother Patricia Marr Rodriguez and is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Patricia Baumann Dover, daughters Cassandra Hyer (Glynn), Sharon Delahoussaye (Michael), Judith Nussbaum (Martin), sister Ann Rodriguez Collette, grandchildren Glynn Jr., Claire, Gannon, Carly, Casey, Bobbie, Samantha, Billie, Anna Catherine, many dear friends, colleagues and Binx. Joe graduated from Jesuit High School, Loyola University and Tulane
University. Joe taught English to high school students throughout the New Orleans area catholic high schools for 45 years before his retirement. As a caring and dedicated teacher, 'Mr. Dover' challenged his students to do their best. Joe loved Tulane athletics, LSU Volleyball, baseball, Amtrak train trips, excursions to Civil War sites, Mardi Gras, photography and dining out. In addition, Joe always had a paper route of some sort delivering and distributing local area news publications. The family deeply appreciates and wishes to acknowledge the compassionate and effective care received from Dr. Scott Sonnier and staff, dearest Celeste Walker, RN and the Touro Hospital 5th floor nursing staff. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the
, organization or
is preferred. To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.