On Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Andrew J. Meibaum, Jr., devoted husband, father and grandfather passed away in the home he designed and built in Metairie with his beloved wife Judy at his side.
He was born on August 6, 1939 to Andrew and Anna Rose (Meyer) Meibaum in New Orleans. He graduated from St. Agnes School, Jesuit High School (Class of ’57) and Loyola University (Class of ’61). On September 14, 1963, he married Judith Ann Grau of New Orleans and they were together for 57 “glorious years.” They raised two sons. Andrew worked at the family’s dairy until 1974. He then spent 26 years at the Orleans Parish School Board, where he was the Payroll Supervisor.
Growing up, Andrew loved nothing more than hunting, fishing and camping with his two brothers and numerous cousins and friends, a steadfast group calling themselves the “swamp hiders.” As a wedding present, he received a tropical fish aquarium, which launched a hobby that lasted for the rest of his life. He was also an accomplished woodworker and furniture maker. He loved cooking and was noted for his pancake breakfasts. However, Andrew’s greatest passion was his extended family. He was never happier than when surrounded by loved ones at a party, sharing stories and a cocktail or two. Andrew was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Anna Rose Meibaum. He is survived by his wife, Judy Meibaum, two sons, Andy (Susan) Meibaum and Chris (Wendy) Meibaum, two grandchildren, Nicholas (Angelle) Meibaum and Amanda Meibaum, two brothers, Robert (Cynthia) Meibaum and JC (Dianne) Meibaum, in-laws, Gary (Mary Ann) Grau, Mat (Leah) Grau Jr. and Jean Ann Boudreaux and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, private funeral services were held. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to JACOB SCHOEN & SON.