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Philip Barinque Shall, born April 26, 1928 in New Orleans, to Olga Marie LaPlace Shall and Florian Milton Shall, passed away on July 18, 2022, at the age of 94, surrounded by his family. He was the loving father of five children: Phyllis Shall Michel (Gerard) of Houston, TX, Jean Shall McAuliffe (Eddie) of New Orleans, Don Philippe Shall (Trisha) of Mandeville, David LaPlace Shall (Margaret) of Metairie and Elaine Michelle Shall of Arlington, VA. Philip was the fun-loving grandfather to seven grandchildren: Dr. André Michel Markle (Travis) of Tyler, TX, Phillippe Michel (Dana) of Waveland, MS, Devin Shall of Mandeville, Edward McAuliffe (Laura) of New Orleans, Eleanor Barinque McAuliffe of New Orleans, Isabelle LaPlace Shall Lewis (Bradley) of Houston, TX and Camille Claiborne Shall of Metairie. His seven great-grandchildren brought him tremendous joy: Finley and Connor Markle; Beau and Mathilde Michel; Cecilia, Margaret and Jack McAuliffe. Philip was preceded in death by his parents, his older brother Hugh and several aunts and uncles, all of whom grew up in the family home of 150 years on Bayou St. John, where Philip and Dotsie resided with their family until his last days.
At age eleven, Philip worked for his family friend and beloved mentor “Mr Pete”, one of the owners of Economy Ironworks in the Warehouse District. The labor board put a stop to that, so at age 13 he went to work for Consolidated Vultee in New Orleans as a “Rivet Bucker” inside the wings of PBY Catalina Aircraft “The Flying Boat” being built for WWII. Philip loved his alma mater, St. Stanislaus, in Bay St. Louis, MS, where he recently attended his 76th high school reunion. He met the love of his life, Dorothy “Dotsie” Mayer Shall at the age of 15 and they eloped several years later. He and several of his buddies enlisted in the Army and he and Dotsie moved to Alexandria, Virginia where he was stationed at Ft Belvoir training men for battle. He also served active duty in Korea. Philip was a graduate of Tulane University School of Engineering and subsequently obtained a Business Degree and Masters in Urban Planning. He was a member and past-president of the Metairie Business Association, an active member of the United States Power Squadron and Scout Master for Pack 230 at St. Catherine of Siena. He spent much of his time in younger years on his beloved White Cap II entertaining family and friends while cruising on Lake Pontchartrain. After Hurricane Camille devastated the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1969, he assisted in restoring the water supply for the residents and businesses of that area. As President of the Bayou St. John Improvement Association, he fought for many years to reopen the locks artificially separating the waters of Bayou St. John from Lake Pontchartrain. He and others were finally successful, making Bayou St. John once again a vibrant waterway. He was also involved in many other business and cultural organizations. He supported numerous veterans’ charities and memorials, including the establishment of the National D-Day Museum, now the National WWII Museum.
Philip never met a stranger and will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at 1:30 PM on Saturday, July 23, 2022 in the J Garic Schoen Chapel of Jacob Schoen & Son, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation in his memory to St. Stanislaus College, Bay St. Louis, MS.
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