Robert Morlas Schoenfeld
Robert Morlas Schoenfeld
  • July 16, 2017
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Robert Morlas Schoenfeld, a lifelong resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, died on July 16, 2017, at the age of 74.

Bob was a graduate of De La Salle High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Immaculate Conception Seminary in Conception, Missouri. He received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans and practiced as a lawyer for 47 years, with offices in New Orleans and St. Martinville.

He was predeceased by his parents, Vivian Morlas and Eugene Morris Schoenfeld, Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Genie (the former Eugenie Voorhies of St. Martinville), and their children: Adèle Schoenfeld Harlow (Michael) of Mankato, Minnesota; Bennett Lloyd Schoenfeld of New Orleans; Stephen Michael Schoenfeld (Melissa) of New Orleans; and Morlas Voorhies Schoenfeld (Kristin) of Broussard, as well as his five grandchildren: Gretchen, Miles, Morgan, Brooks, and Hayes. He is also survived by his sisters, Kathleen Casey of Daytona Beach, Florida, and Vivian Solares of Harahan, and his brother, Noel Schoenfeld of New Orleans. He was predeceased by his brother, Eugene Morris Schoenfeld, Jr., of Austin, Texas.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 24, 2017, at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. and a Mass in the chapel at noon, followed by interment in Metairie Cemetery.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts. Forever!

In lieu of flowers, masses are preferred or please consider making a donation to Conception Seminary College, 37174 State Highway VV, Conception, Missouri 64433. To view and sign the guest book, please visit