August Favaroth

  • Died: October 9, 2020
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Tribute & Message From The Family

August "Gus" Favaroth was born on October 12, 1929 at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana to Gustave and Leontine (James) Favaroth. August was a proud Army veteran. He enlisted in February 1951 and served honorably in the Korean War. August married Edna Keelen, the love of his life and from their union produced two sons, August and Nathan, and two daughters, Alice and Sylvia.
August was an excellent provider and a man of many talents. At a young age he built his family's first home on Laussat Place in New Orleans' Ninth Ward. He later built multiple homes on that same parcel of land as his family expanded. While August was a skilled carpenter, he was also a fantastic cook. He was especially known for his beautiful holiday ham, which was meticulously decorated with juicy pineapple rings and maraschino cherries. It was always a special treat when August made breakfast; his delicious lost bread was a family favorite.
August explored the sport of boxing in his early years. He was an avid music lover whose collection spanned decades. August enjoyed gospel, vintage rock and roll, R & B, blues, and country music. A few of his favorite artists were BB King, Ray Charles, Bobbie Blue Bland, and Charlie Pride. Never quick to anger, August was a quiet, wise man with a potent presence. He enjoyed going to Greenwalt Adult Day Care Center, watching westerns and keeping up with world events by watching the news daily. August was a man of integrity whom held the respect of his family, social circles and the community in which he lived for many years. After many dedicated years of service, he retired from Dominos Sugar Refinery.
August was preceded in death by his wife, Edna, his father, Gustave, his mother, Leontine, his brother, Henry, Sr. and his sisters, Louise Favaroth Clark Chambers and Frances Favaroth Dumas. He is survived by his brothers Julius and Charles Favaroth, his four children; son August E, Sr. (Virginia); son Nathan; daughter Alice Williams (Barry Vaughn); daughter, Sylvia (Randy F. Herrera); grandchildren, Nathan Favaroth, Jr., August E Favaroth Jr, Shawanda M. Williams, Norris Favaroth, Valerie Favaroth McGee, Shalonda Williams Davis, Valencia Favaroth, Trinity Peterson, Kendra Herrera Scott, Falon Vaughn, Randy J. Herrera and 11 great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Due to the Government Social Distancing Guidelines, the family prepares for a private service, however a public visitation will be held on Saturday October 17, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Bethel Lutheran Church, 4127 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, followed by a private funeral service. Pastor Brian Dennison, of Berean International Christian Fellowship, will eulogize the service. MASKS are required to enter the church. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home. Please visit to sign the online guestbook, share memories and condolences to the family.