Frank Peter Auderer, Jr., entered eternal life on Saturday, October 17, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the age of 83 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in New Orleans on May 27, 1937, and was a proud resident of St. Bernard Parish for the last 50 years.
An adventurer at heart who loved travelling, sailing, and attending Chalmette High football games, he was a proud graduate of Holy Cross High School, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Tulane University. He began his career as an educator at Holy Cross High School. He continued his career at the Archdiocese of New Orleans and served as a teacher and an administrator at Chalmette High School and principal of St. Bernard High School and Holy Cross High School. He completed his career as the Superintendent of St. Bernard Parish Schools. He was also an accomplished and respected financial planner. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Over the years, he also served his community as a Justice of the Peace, St. Bernard Parish School Board Member, Board Member and President of Nunez Community College Foundation, St. Bernard Parish Councilman-at-Large for the Western Division, and Campaign Chairman of the St. Bernard United Way. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including Louisiana Superintendent of the Year, Man of the Year for St. Bernard Business & Professional Women’s Club, and Principal of the Year by the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce.
Beloved son of the late Madeline Auderer Menzato and grandson of the late Frank P. Auderer, Sr., and Mary Florence Auderer. Beloved husband of Audrey Sheilah Joachim Auderer for the last 61 years. Father of Sheilah Auderer-Goodson (David), Frank P. Auderer, III (Yvette), Gina Auderer Binder (Mark), and Bryan J. Auderer. Proud grandfather of Amanda Auderer Pastor (Victor), Stephanie Binder Sauber (Stuart), and Christopher J. Binder. Great-grandfather of Jacob and Cameron Pastor; Kate, William, and Paul Sauber. Also survived by his brother Dennis Menzato, Sr., (late Ellen), brother-in-law Stanley Joachim (Susan), and numerous nieces and nephews. Also preceded in death by sister-in-law and brother-in-law Carole and Robert Frey, Sr.
The family would like to thank Dr. Marquette at East Jefferson General Hospital, the doctors and nurses at Tulane Medical Center, and Compassus Hospice Care.
Due to COVID-19, everyone in attendance must wear a face mask or other proper facial covering and practice social distancing.
Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 1:00 pm, on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA 70043. Visitation will begin at 10:30 am and continue until Mass time. Interment will follow in St. Roch Cemetery #2. JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com
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