Gonzalo “Gonzie” Correa Gracian, M.D., died unexpectedly Tuesday, August 13, 2019. He was 57 years old. Dr. Correa was born in Cali, Colombia and is survived by his father, Pelayo Correa, M.D. and his mother, Rosario Gracian Correa of Colombia and Spain, respectively, and his siblings, Miguel Correa, Hernan Correa, M.D. (Desi) and Ana Fick (John).
Dr. Correa was a graduate of Brother Martin High School of New Orleans, Louisiana. He received an undergraduate degree in psychology from Emory University of Atlanta, Georgia. He attended L.S.U. Medical Center of New Orleans where he completed his doctorate of medicine and residency in radiology.
Dr. Correa received a direct commission into the Louisiana Army National Guard as a second lieutenant while enrolled in medical school. He was deployed twice during his twenty five year tenure and rose to the ranks of Major. He was a proud member of the 159th M.A.S.H. Unit for Operation Desert Storm. Dr. Correa retired, but continued to serve his community in various volunteer positions until his death.
Dr. Correa was a dedicated and loving husband and father to his wife of 25 years, Lisa Develle, and children Lyndon James, Zachary Elias and Isabella Margot. He is survived by four nieces and a nephew. He loved music, history, traveling, watching his children participate in sports and sharing his Colombian Heritage with them. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
The Correa Family will receive friends and family on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 11:30 until 1:30 p.m. at Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home. A catholic mass will follow visitation at 1:30 p.m. in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to the Give An Hour Non-Profit Organization. This organization helps struggling veterans with mental health and well-being.