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Louis Tetlow

April 28, 1934 ~ May 29, 2017 (age 83)
Louis Mulry Tetlow, beloved husband and father, teacher, psychologist and former Jesuit priest, died on May 29th, surrounded by his wife and daughters. He was born in New Orleans on April 28, 1934, graduated from Jesuit High School and earned an M.A. in Philosophy from Spring hill College, a Licentiate in Theology from St. Louis University, and a Ph.D. from Fordham University. Dr. Tetlow was a Jesuit for 17 years. He was a teacher of thousands of students over the years, at the Jesuit High Schools of Dallas and Tampa, De La Salle High School in New Orleans, Loyola University and Our Lady of Holy Cross College. He was a clinical psychologist at the LSU Medical Center, Angola State Penitentiary and in private practice. He did testing and therapy, often pro bono, that changed the lives of many. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Elisabeth, his daughters Tania, Sonia, and Sarah, his granddaughter Lucy, his sister Beth and brother Joe. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Allen and Mercedes Mullen Tetlow, his brothers Charles and John Tetlow, and his daughter Maria.
His funeral will be June 10 at 2 p.m. in Ignatius Chapel at Loyola University. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Jesuit Refugee Services, Promise of Justice, or the Women's Ordination Conference.

He loved to practice random acts of kindness with boundless generosity, was a tenacious debater who questioned everything, and a proud father who celebrated and bragged unapologetically about his daughters.


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