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William Dosite Postell Jr

December 11, 1945 ~ November 16, 2021 (age 75)

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William Dosite Postell, Jr., aged 75, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Mr. Postell was a native of New Orleans (born December 11, 1945) and lived in Metairie the past fifteen years. He was preceded in death by his father William Dosite Postell, Sr. and his mother Maybelle Andries Postell. He is survived by his devoted wife, Nancy Stein Postell, and his beloved children: William Dosite Postell, III (Robyn), and Aimee Postell Drake; also by his dear grandchildren William Dosite Postell, IV, Robert R. Postell, and Sophie G. Postell. He is also survived by his brothers and sister: Rev. Phillip S. Postell S.J., John Blake Postell (Janet), Mary Blanche Postell Davis (Joseph, deceased), and David F. Postell (Annette); and by a plethora of wonderful nieces and nephews. Bill attended Our Lady of Lourdes parochial school and Jesuit High School (class of 1963). He attended Spring Hill College and Tulane University, where he earned his undergraduate degree and was a member of Sigma Chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He received a Master of Library Science degree from Louisiana State University. He began his career in librarianship at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas and at the University of Mississippi Medical School. He served as Director of the Medical Library at Tulane Medical School for thirty-three years. He was a member of the Medical Library Association throughout his career and served as President of the Southern Regional Chapter. He was esteemed by colleagues, administrators, and staff. Bill loved his family and friends, and was always good personable company. He had a curious mind and a Twain-like sense of humor. He was a man of many interests. Among these were: history, New Orleans music, dressing sharply, fine dining, travel, Mardi Gras, wordsmithing, holding and reading books, perusing obituaries, birding, witty conversation, and visiting Civil War battlefields to honor the heroes there. Those who knew him will remember even more and we will all deeply miss him.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 12:15 PM in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119 with Rev. Philip S. Postell S.J. as celebrant. Visitation begins at 9:30 AM where family and friends can honor Bill, and share remembrances of him. In memoriam, please consider a donation in Bill’s name either to: The Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province, 4511 W. Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108-2191; or to: Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., New Orleans, LA 70119. To sign the guest book visit www.schoenfh.com.


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Services

Visitation
Monday
November 22, 2021

9:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home
3827 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70119

Service
Monday
November 22, 2021

12:15 PM
Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home
3827 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70119

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