Gilgamesh A. Homan

November 21, 2000 ~ September 17, 2019 (age 18)


Gilgamesh Atticus Alexander Homan, known to most as Gil, died Tuesday September 17, 2019 at the age of 18. Gil was born in Jerusalem, Israel on November 21, 2000, where he lived at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research. Gil moved to New Orleans in the Summer of 2001 when his father accepted a position in the Theology Department at Xavier University of Louisiana, and his mother began working at Lusher, teaching first grade. Gil was also part of the Lusher family, enrolling in Kindergarten and completing all but one of his grades there. For the 9th grade, he attended the American International School in Cyprus, where he lived at the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute. Gil recently graduated High School from Lusher with the class of 2019, where he played on the varsity soccer team, and achieved a certificate of artistry in stagecraft. Gil was a team member on two archaeological excavations: the 2010 Barqa Landscape Survey in Jordan and the 2013 Marj Rabbah Project in Israel. He traveled to 12 foreign countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Gil was a Freshman at LSU studying textiles, clothing design, and marketing. Gil was funny, full of life, entertaining, and always a good friend. From an early age Gil was passionate about skateboarding, and it was a skateboarding accident that ultimately took his life when he suffered a severe head injury on the afternoon of Sunday, September 15th. Gil was an organ donor. Survived by his mother Therese Fitzpatrick, his father Dr. Michael Homan, and his sister Kalypso Homan. A Celebration of the Life of Gilgamesh Homan will take place on Saturday, September 28th, 10-11AM, at the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel at Xavier University of Louisiana. A Second Line will lead people to the Repass and lunch, at Xavier’s Art Village (intersection of Pine and Edinburgh) 11:15-1:30. In lieu of monetary donations or flowers to the family, contributions may be made to the newly established Gilgamesh Homan Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund is intended to provide financial assistance to a Lusher High School graduate who attends Xavier University of Louisiana for their Freshman year. People can donate online:
In "Designation" select The Gilgamesh Homan Memorial Scholarship Fund. People can also make checks out to Xavier University of Louisiana. Please include: The Gilgamesh Homan Memorial Scholarship Fund in the memo. ARRANGEMENTS BY JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME 3827 CANAL ST. NEW ORLEANS, LA 70119. Condolences may be left at


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