Harold Joseph Zeringer
Harold Joseph Zeringer
  • June 24, 1922 - August 8, 2017
  • Metairie, Louisiana

Share This Obituary

Harold (Hal) Joseph Zeringer, Jr., beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather passed into God’s waiting arms at 10:45 AM on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Canon Hospice at the age of 95. Born on June 24, 1922 in Houma, Louisiana to the late Harold Joseph Zeringer Sr. and the late Lillian Fortier Zeringer. Husband of 64 years to his late beloved Janet Clare Neuhauser Zeringer. Brother of the late Lawrence Louis Zeringer.

Our father is survived by four children: Hallie Z. Rabalais (Samuel) of Biloxi, MS; Mark R. Zeringer (Kate) of Houston, TX; Brian D. Zeringer (Rose) of Seattle, WA and Eric P. Zeringer (Caroline) of Houston, TX.; seven grandchildren (Emily, Mark, Alexandra, Addison, Katie, Aime’ & Mathew) and four great grandchildren (Levi, Lillian, Lennox & Lucie). He is also survived by two nephews and their families and a very dear and close family friend Charlotte Montgomery and her family. He was also preceded in death by his daughter-in-law Thelma (Tootie) S. Zeringer.

A valedictorian graduate of Jesuit High School in New Orleans, our father went on to attend and graduate with top honors from Tulane University before attending and receiving his juris doctorate from Tulane Law School. He was a naval veteran of World War II, serving as a naval Commander in the Pacific Theater. He told many tales of his adventures during the war and had been writing his memoirs of that time.

He was a kind, gentle and generous man who loved his family, especially his wife, but also his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He listened to all with equal attention; providing words of encouragement, guidance and support with the utmost enthusiasm.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of Ochsner Medical Center, Chateau de Notre Dame and Canon Hospice for the care of our father.

Private Interment will be at Metairie Cemetery. If you wish to honor Harold, please contribute to the charity of your choice in his name.