John Andrew Gereighty
John Andrew Gereighty
  • August 10, 1931 - September 22, 2017
  • Covington, Louisiana

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John Andrew Gereighty, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the age of 86. He was the beloved husband for 58 years of Mary Matto Gereighty; loving father of Patricia G. Hunt (Michael), Mary G. Knepper (Terry), and John A. Gereighty III; grandfather of Rebecca, Grace, and Claire Hunt, John Riley, Brennan, and Caroline Knepper; brother of William Gereighty, Gerald Gereighty, and Margaret G. Zimmer (Jay), and the late Joyce Ann, Justin, Patrick, and Charlie Gereighty. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Marguerite Rost Gereighty.

John was born and raised in New Orleans, and graduated from St. Aloysius, Tulane University, and Loyola University. He served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War. He began his career at the dawn of the computer age. John and his wife, Mary, owned and operated The Computer Store of Louisiana in New Orleans. He was a devoted parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Covington. He proudly reigned as King Endymion VI. John will be remembered for his humor, storytelling, and devotion to his family.

Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM. The visitation will continue on Monday, September 25 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 501 Holy Trinity Dr. in Covington, beginning at 10:00AM. A Funeral Mass will be held at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery.

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