Dr. John Edward Altazan

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Dr. John Edward Altazan (born September 17, 1926 and died January 10, 2016) is survived by the love of his life for 58 years, his wife Marie Hayes Altazan, and his two daughters: Alison (Ramiro Guerra), and Kerrin Altazan. He is survived by 4 grandchildren – Amanda Altazan, Marissa Altazan, John Guerra, and Olivia Guerra. John is the son of the late Edward Eli Altazan and the late Daisy Thibodeaux Altazan, and predeceased as well by his brothers Clayton and Doyle, and his sisters Ola Robbins and Doris Alexander, of Port Allen, LA. John graduated as the Valedictorian from Port Allen High School in 1943, Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Accounting in 1950, and an M.B.A. in 1951, from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics in 1954 from the University of Illinois. He was an Assistant Professor of International Trade at Loyola University in New Orleans from 1954 to 1958. When L.S.U.N.O. opened in 1958, Dr. Altazan joined the university to direct the Commerce Division, and was subsequently named Dean of the College of Business Administration. Although active as an administrator for 31 years, his true passion was teaching and he was devoted to his students. After 50 years at the University of New Orleans, he retired in 2008. He was active in St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church as a lector, and a member of the Finance Committee. John was a long-time member of Rotary International, serving as President of the East New Orleans Rotary Club and was the District Governor in 1984. Relatives and friends are invited to a wake on Friday, January 15, 2016 from 6-9pm at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. in New Orleans. On Saturday, January 16, 2016, visitation will take place from 10-11am followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at Transfiguration of Our Lord Catholic Church, corner of Elysian Fields Ave. at Prentiss Street in New Orleans. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Rotary Foundation (www.rotary.org/give), or to the John E. Altazan Ambassador Award given by the UNO Division of International Education. ([email protected]) To sign and view the Family Guestbook, please visit www.schoenfh.com
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New Orleans, LA 70119
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Jan. 12 to Jan. 19, 2016
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