Arthur Douglass passed away on October 28, 2020 to continue his journey home to be with our Lord. His passing leaves many broken hearts, but he did not travel alone for parts of us went with him as he was secured in the Lord’s arms.
Arthur, 33 years young, was a resident of Metairie, La. and a parishioner of St. Catherina of Siena. He attended St. Catherine of Siena, Ecole Classique and Delgado Community College. His many activities included Altar Server, JPSO Young Marines from whom he received numerous awards and commendations, Boy Scout Troop 230 and the Ecole Classique Spartans Football Team.
His love of the city and culture shined brightly throughout. He was a devoted Saints fan, Mardi Gras aficionado and Festival extraordinaire especially Jazz Fest. He spent his childhood frolicking the festival grounds and was once captured in a photo after he slipped in the mud and the photo was chosen for the cover of the local paper “Where Ya At” covered in mud head to toe much to his mother’s displeasure. He later joined the family owned catering business and true to his spirit he was truly a jack of all trades from chef to food runner to cashier. The business will always be indebted to Arthur for his dedication and his many talents and sacrifices he made for its success. Arthur had a tremendous love of music especially live music and we often found Arthur hovering over the cubes; studying, circling and making his final schedule for the day’s adventure.
Arthur spent many years in the restaurant industry and was an accomplished and talented chef. He was also a member of Carpenters Brotherhood Local 1846 primarily focusing on trade shows. His yearning for learning and new experiences led Arthur to his most recent pursuit repairing cable lines.
He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Jessie Smith and Lucretia Bencaz and paternal grandfather, Arthur Thomas Douglass. Arthur was the cherished son of Arthur Douglass Jr. and Betty Douglass and the grandson of George Smith. He also has a half-sister Trista Douglass along with many aunts and uncles, cousins and friends to cherish his memory. Arthur will be truly missed by his constant companion, Skylar along with Buttercup and TJ.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Anthony. J. Ibert, Wayne Hess and Mike Iris.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 10:00 to 12:00 at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:15 PM in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel with interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery
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