Lawrence B. Fabacher passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at the age of 72. He was born in New Orleans , son of the late Lawrence J. and Joanne S. Fabacher. Enjoyable times in his youth were spent in the Decatur street brewing rooms and warehouses of his family's business, Jackson Brewing Company, best known for producing Jax Beer. He graduated from Jesuit High School, class of 1965, and attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, graduating in 1969 with a bachelor of arts degree. After college, he joined the U. S. Peace Corps and served two years in Columbia, S.A. Upon his return, he attended and earned a Juris Doctorate from Tulane Law School. He maintained a law practice in New Orleans for over 40 years, specializing in Immigration and Nationality Law. He was a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, holding certificate #122, and the Louisiana State Bar Association. He spoke often throughout the region on immigration topics, and was regularly named as one of New Orleans' top attorneys by local publications. He was an adjunct faculty member for 25 years at Tulane Law School, initiating the immigration curriculum for the school. He was the recipient of the Monte Lehman Distinguished Teaching Award from Tulane University in 1996. He taught the immigration law program during summers in Mexico, as a professor for Loyola Law School. As an avocation, he earned his private pilot's license, flew his Piper PA-28 out of Lakefront Airport, and was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He also enjoyed all of the pleasures of South Louisiana living, including the food, music, hunting and fishing. Specialties of his house included grilled redfish on the half shell and sarcelle a la Tapper. Summers were usually spent along the Gulf Coast of Florida, visiting Mrs. Flowers' Seagrove Villas then over to the Seahorse Condos on Pensacola Beach, and nearly everywhere in between. Family and friends often accompanied him to the hill country of Texas for some "camp camaraderie" and deer hunting. He loved reading, especially the novels of Larry McMurtry, Elmore Leonard and James Lee Burke. And he was a collector of Griswold cast-iron cookware, having spent many hours "picking" in antique stores and resale shops in the South.
Lawrence is survived by his wife, Marcia M. Fabacher, and four brothers, David L. ( Barbara), Thomas M. ( Jeanne), Christopher J. ( Patricia), and Michael F. Fabacher, ( Lisa). He is also survived by five nieces and nephews, Collin, Kerrie, and Lawren Fabacher, Courtney F. Guste (Dr. John P. ) and Megan F. Johnson (Aaron S. ); and seven great nieces and nephews. His poodle, Skylar Jackson, has already crossed the Rainbow Bridge. A funeral Mass will be said at Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church, 130 Baronne St., on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Jesuit High School or your favorite charity in Larry's memory. As quoted by Captain Augustus McCrae, Texas Ranger, "Life is short, shorter for some than for others". Requiescat in pace, dear Larry. ARRANGEMENTS BY JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119