Gustave Adolphus Manthey joined his wife in eternal life on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. He was 95. He was the son of the late Edward Manthey and Anna Streckfus Manthey. His wife of 62 years, Jeanne Cotter Manthey, preceded him in death in 2008. His siblings were Edward T. Manthey and Anna May Odom. He was the dear and respected father of Gustave A. Manthey, Jr. (wife Liz), Margaret Manthey Cooper (husband David) of Winter Park, FL., Martin M. Manthey, and Richard C. Manthey, MD (wife Lisa) of Portland, OR. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Gus was a fourth generation New Orleans businessman. He was a graduate of St. Aloysius and Tulane University in 1939. As a young man, he experienced the rigors and pleasures of summer voyages on the Mississippi River with his Streckfus uncles. They "tramped" the family's Steamer President providing daytime excursions to townspeople along the length of the river from Canal Street to Red Wing, Minnesota. He learned the corrugated box business at Great Southern Box Company. Thereafter, he founded NOLA Box Supply Company in 1952 and devoted his energy and acumen from the 1950s through the 1980s to its expansion on Fig Street. He chose Lakeview as his lifetime residence. As a 65 year parishioner of St. Dominic parish, he was equally proud of its Knights of Columbus council. He always relished visiting with family and friends, and the art of conversation. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans on Friday, March 14, 2014 at noon. Visitation at the church beginning at 11:00 am will precede the liturgy. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to St. Dominic Church at 775 Harrison Ave., NOLA, 70124. Arrangements by Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. To view and sign the guest book, please go to www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Mar. 8 to Mar. 14, 2014