E. Wayne Tschirn, age 76, passed away on December 27, 2013. He was a native of New Orleans, attended Jesuit High School and was a graduate of the College of Engineering at Tulane University. He is survived by his wife, Genda of 49 years, his daughter, Leigh Ann Schell (McGready Richeson), his son, Bradley Jude Tschirn (Marie), his six grandchildren, Ross, Anna, and James Tschirn and Kinsey, Caroline, and Clayton Schell and by his brother, Darryl Tschirn and sister, Dale Tschirn Drolla. Wayne was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who had a love for life, friends and golf. He lettered in baseball and basketball at Jesuit and was a baseball letterman at Tulane. He was a member of Metairie Country Club and a past member of the T Club, Alpha Tau Omega, the Bienville Club and Athenians. He served on the advisory board of Tulane's School of Engineering and was a member of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Avenue. Visitation is Friday, January 3 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. with a Memorial Mass at 11:00. The family invites you to share your condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Published in The New Orleans Advocate from Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014