Obituaries

Dennis A. Showalter

Dennis A. Showalter

Dennis A. Showalter, a Veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard who proudly serviced his country in 1/141st Washington Artillery Army National Guard; passed away on December 27, 2020 at the age of 64. He was the beloved husband of Jan M. Jensen-Showalter. Loving father of D.J. Showalter, Devin Showalter, Jordan Showalter and Justan Showalter. Son of the late Tommie Jane Showalter and David George Showalter. Brother of Tina Lobrano and the late David George Showalter Jr. and Randal James Showalter. Proud grandfather of Audrina Grace Showalter, Weylin Allan Showalter, Emmie Jane Showalter and Kyleigh Eva Dibble. He is also survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Dennis was born in New Orleans, LA and was currently residing in Pearl River, LA. He was a graduate of Chalmette High School Class of ’76 and attended both Tulane University and Nichols State University on Athletic Scholarships. He was a proud member of the Washington Artillery Veterans Association (WAVA). He found pleasure in the details of everyday life and loved taking part in any activities with his sons. Dennis will always be remembered for his loyalty to his country and dedication to his family; his caring and loving spirit, and spoiling the grandchildren. He was our pillar of courage and strength and a wonderful example of what it means to be a true family man. He was well loved and will be deeply missed by us all. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering to be held at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, 2320 Paris Rd., Chalmette, LA on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a Memorial Mass in Dennis’ memory beginning at 12 p.m. Interment: Private. Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.

Michael Raymond Hearty

Michael Raymond Hearty

Michael Raymond Hearty entered heaven on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 12:59 a.m. at the age of 66. He fought a courageous battle with cancer since 2018. He believed, one day, a cure would be found for others and made clinical donations to MD Anderson for cancer research. Mike loved his wife of 44 years, Pamela Troxclair Hearty, with all of his heart. He adored his children, Michael P. Hearty and Michelle H. Dubos (Jonathan M. Dubos). He cherished every moment shared with his family, friends, co-workers and pets. Mike enjoyed walks, running, boiling crawfish, horse racing, football and Las Vegas. Everyone that met Mike loved him. He was always willing to help anyone and never expected anything in return. He truly did things out of the kindness of his heart. Mike was a devoted, generous person who put others first. He made numerous donations to charities, organizations, schools and churches. Mike was born on April 8, 1954 in New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to St. Bernard Parish during his teenage years. He graduated from Chalmette High School in 1972 and was a sponsor for Sigma Delta Chi Sorority. He attended University of New Orleans from 1972-1975. Mike worked for D.H. Holmes (1970-1977), South Central Bell Telephone Company (1977-1986) and BOE-TEL Corporation (1986- 2008). He achieved numerous certifications and training in telecommunications. Mike proudly became the owner of BOE-TEL Communications, LLC in 2008. He made life-long friends through work and cared deeply for his employees. Mike was preceded in death by his dear parents, the late Michael Albert Hearty and the late Cleo Krennerich Hearty. He is survived by his loving sisters Patty Ann Hearty and Cathy Hearty Estopinal, his nieces, Jenny Abshier and Becky Baiamonte, and his nephews, Robert Estopinal, James Estopinal and Mark Abshier. Mike was the son-in-law of the late Eddie P. Troxclair and the late Joyce S. Troxclair. He was the brother-in-law of the late E.J., Susan (Harry), Deborah (late Larry), Ronnie (Sharon) and Craig (Susan). Mike is also survived by many other nieces, nephews, and cousins that he loved. Mike walked by his faith and was a Trustee Member of Christ Lutheran Church. He also attended Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church. Relatives and friends attended a visitation , followed by a funeral service in Michael’s memory at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. He was laid to eternal rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.

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