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.

Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest condolences to my friend Los chaka's you are one of my best patients I love you like family and we'll always remember you you are a blessing in my life and I enjoyed every minute of taking care of you I will always remember you and love you your friend Marie caregiver and as we all know absent from the body is to be present with the Lord just keep how old was the seat one day we'll see you again and as you always say it'll be alright

Posted by Marie Jones - Friend   November 13, 2020

To my friend and the Favaroth family,May God give you and your family the strength to endure each passing day. Mr. Gus better known as Pops was truly a wonderful,fun, loving, and well loved man.l enjoyed every moment I spent talking and laughing with him. He will truly be missed.
With love,
Dianne Constantine

Posted by A friend   November 12, 2020

Posted by Nathan Favaroth Jr. - Grandchild   November 11, 2020

Posted by Norris Favaroth - Grandchild   November 11, 2020

Granddaddy you will live in our hearts forever. We love and miss you.

Posted by Kendra Scott - Grandchild   November 11, 2020

A Cherished Moment
Pop's and me

Posted by Barry Vaughn - Family   November 11, 2020

God said be ye prepared, he comes like a thief in the night. He was prepared, letting us know it will be alright. We are blessed with moments in time, and I am grateful by the grace of god that he blessed me and others with his presence. He was the last of my parents whom I give thanks for their guidance of LOVE, PEACE, and the meaning of FAMILY. Praise God and thank Jesus for the Love shared so we can find our way HOME like POPS. In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit we all say Amen......10-4

Posted by Barry Vaughn - Missouri City, TX - family   November 11, 2020

When I look in the mirror I see you
daddy and I know you'll always
be a part of me and in my heart forever.
I love and miss you!
Your Ba Ba

Posted by Alice Williams - Daughter   November 11, 2020

Posted by Sylvia F Herrera - Daughter   November 10, 2020

Posted by Sylvia F Herrera - Daughter   November 10, 2020

Posted by Sylvia F Herrera - Daughter   November 10, 2020

Posted by Sylvia F Herrera - Daughter   November 10, 2020

Keith John Paul Horcasitas
Condolences, Prayers and Peace to Blessed Sylvia and Family ...
What an honor and privilege to know him and y'all ....
Keith (LCSW) & Maria Horcasitas

Posted by Keith Horcasitas - Friend   November 09, 2020

My Final Salute to Captain Unc Gus May you Rest in Power

Posted by Henry Favaroth - Family   November 07, 2020

Has taught me when to laugh as well as when to cry
Life never told me that a day would come when
Superman would die!

Posted by Nathan Favaroth - Son   November 05, 2020

Posted by Sylvia F Herrera - Daughter   November 05, 2020

Posted by Sylvia F Herrera - Daughter   November 05, 2020

Posted by Sylvia F Herrera - Daughter   November 05, 2020

Posted by Sylvia F Herrera - Daughter   November 05, 2020

Dear Daddy, I know I've told you, but I want others to know. It is because of you I know what a real man, a real husband and a real daddy looks like. Thank God for giving me an awesome example, not just for our family but for others as well. It was an honor to care for you. I miss telling you buenos dias in the morning and buenos noches I love you every night. I know you always say "It's gon be alright" but right now my heart aches. I love and miss you so much!
Your Baby Girl,

Posted by Sylvia F Herrera - Daughter   November 05, 2020

My most deepest condolence to the entire Favaroth family for our lost.

Pops has been part of my life for 44 years, more then half my life and he was a great inspiration to me and my wife all that time.

Really a Man of few words but,when spoken,was solid and powerful indeed.

I will miss his insight and wisdom on just about any topic we may have talked about.

Pops will be missed by my sister in law and her family, and my family,which we are all One Big Family.

May God continue to keep you Latweeta and family during this transition of Pops life.

Uncle Boo and Families !

Posted by Manuel F Herrera Jr - New Orleans, LA - family   November 02, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Favaroth Family and friends for the loss of August "Gus" Favaroth, better known to me as Pops. Well for as long as I can remember Pops has been that, Pops. He was like a second father to me in many ways. I looked up to him and his morals in life. Pops, I will forever miss you but I do hold you in my heart. There will always be a part of you in my life. Thank You so much, Pops. Blessings to Pops and the entire family..

Posted by Carlos Herrera - Douglasville, GA - family   October 31, 2020

My deepest condolences to my dear friend and sister Sylvia and the family of Mr August. He was a kind gentleman with the ability to make us smile. My prayers are with you all and I pray you trust The Word of God which says, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”Matthew 5:4
May God give you all comfort, during your time of need.

Posted by Pamela Terry Bornes - Friend   October 30, 2020

To Norris Favaroth and family: My prayers are with you and may God provide you with his strength.

Posted by Judy J McMorris - Coworker   October 17, 2020

Our prayers for Sylvia and her family - May Father God give you strength and comfort at this time. Mr. August and Mrs. Edna always made me feel as part of the family. They will be watching over us now in Heaven as they did on earth. May God Bless you all.

Dianne M. Aych-Harris and son,
Malcolm Harris

Posted by DIANNE A HARRIS - Friend   October 17, 2020

I’m so very sorry for your loss. May he rest in eternal peace. May your memories bring you comfort always.

Posted by REGINA FAVAROTE - Family   October 16, 2020

I worked with Nathan this gentleman's son. My sincere condolences to Nathan and his family. R.I.P.

Posted by Michael Anderson    October 16, 2020

My prayers and condolences to the family. May you find peace in the wonderful memories that he left behind. ❤

Posted by Linda Domino-Allen - Family   October 16, 2020

I have many wonderful memories of us throughout the years. I thank God for you, my brother. I will miss you. I am praying for you, my nieces, and nephews.
Love Julius R. Favaroth

Posted by Julius R. Favaroth - Brother   October 15, 2020

We lift you all in prayer. Your hearts are full right now. Rejoice in the wonderful memories and the knowledge that Uncle August has entered the Pearly Gates of Heaven with his signature military-style cap, sunglasses, wearing a beautiful smile with his well deserved Angel Wings. Trust in our Heavenly Father who will comfort you, love you, and give you peace. Keep the FAITH. We send our prayers, our love, and deepest condolences to our family. God Bless.
Your Cousin Cynthia Favaroth Gant

Posted by Cynthia Favaroth Gant - Family   October 15, 2020

Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss of your Beloved Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Monica Blache/Wilson Family    October 15, 2020


Posted by Linda August DeGruy    October 15, 2020

To the Favaroth Family may the Lord bless the family in this time of grief and peace be with you.

Posted by Dolores Toomer Smith - Friend   October 15, 2020

Dear Brother Julius and Favaroth Family and Friends, as you mourn your loved one’s passing, be encouraged; for God loves you and is always with you. Surrender your hearts to Him for your healing. In and through our Lord God, you will find Strength, Comfort and Peace.
God’s blessings over your family.
Your sister in Christ,
Frances Ventress
Franklin Avenue Baptist Church
Restoration And Care Grief Ministry

Posted by A friend   October 14, 2020