Daniel Ryan Sartor Jr.

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Memorial services for Daniel Ryan Sartor, Jr., of Monroe, Louisiana, will be held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 20. He passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012. At the time of his death, he was the retired senior partner of the law firm of Snellings, Breard, Sartor, Inabnett & Trascher, LLP.

He is survived by his wife, Olive Moss Sartor; his children, Clara Moss Sartor Guinn and her husband, William Scott Guinn, Daniel Ryan Sartor III and his wife, Cayce Seale Sartor, Walter Moss Sartor and his wife, Susan Kelligrew Sartor; his grandchildren, Katherine Leigh Sartor Flowers and her husband, Cruse Braswell Flowers, Diane Elizabeth Sartor, Adelaide Bouton Sartor, Lucy Hubbs Sartor and Walter Moss Sartor, Jr.; his great-grandson, Cruse Braswell Flowers, Jr.; his niece, Margie Leigh Goggans and her husband Russell Sikes; his nephew, Frederick Crawford Goggans and his wife Catherine Goggans.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Ryan Sartor and Lucy Leigh Hubbs Sartor; and by his sister, Eliza Ann Sartor Goggans.

A native of Alto, Richland Parish, Louisiana, he was born on June 2, 1932, attended public schools in Richland Parish and graduated from Mangham High School in 1948. He attended Tulane University, earning his B. A. in 1952 and his L.L.B. in 1955. At Tulane, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa and Kappa Delta Phi honorary fraternities, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and during law school, he was a member of the Board of Editors and Editor-in-Chief, Tulane Law Review, and of the Order of the Coif.

Following graduation as valedictorian of his law school class, he was invited to join the faculty of Tulane Law School as an associate professor until he resigned to enter private practice with his firm in Monroe, Louisiana.

Mr. Sartor served in various offices of the Louisiana Bar Association, was a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and Louisiana Bar Foundation, a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and a member of the Council of the Louisiana Law State Institute, serving as Secretary of the Louisiana Civil Law Section. He was listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law and The Best Lawyers in America.

A member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, he served as chairman of the Board of Trustees and of the Administrative Council, and was for many years an Associate Chancellor of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Mr. Sartor also served as President of the Tulane University Alumni Association, a member of the Tulane University Law School Dean's Advisory Council and the Tulane University Law Review Advisory Board of Editors.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of United Givers Fund of Ouachita Parish, Monroe Little League Baseball, Little Theatre of Monroe, Young Women's Christian Association, Northeast Louisiana Area Health Planning Council, Carolyn Rose Strauss Rehabilitation Center and the Twin City Art Foundation, serving as president and chairman of the Board of Directors.

Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip B. Watson, Jr., William W. Watson, Charles L. Hamaker, Thomas B. Godfrey, Jr., Robert C. Cudd III, Richard C. Calhoun, Larry E. Baker, Thad J. Ryan, Jr., William G. Kelly, Ralph B. King, Jr., Jack B. Files, Lamar Buffington, Saul A. Mintz, C. Joseph Ledoux, William B. Moran, John Larry Lolley, Peter Illing, A. E. Montgomery, Jr., Carrick R. Inabnett, Kent Breard, Jr., and Charles C. Trascher III.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 19, from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, 2308 Sterlington Road, Monroe, Louisiana, and Friday, July 20, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to his caregivers, Loretta Finley, Denise Jenkins, Detina Cooper and Kristy Myles.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1901 Lexington Ave., Monroe, LA 71201, the Louisiana Methodist Children's Home, P.O. Box 929, Ruston, LA 71273, or Tulane University for the Strawberry People Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 61075, New Orleans, LA 70161-9986.

Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com

Mulhearn Funeral Home

Monroe, LA

Published in The News Star on July 19, 2012
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