Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home

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Henry Robert Schorr

27 February, 193422 March, 2020

Henry Robert Schorr, beloved Husband and Father, went home to be with the Lord on March 22, 2020 at age 86.

Henry was a U.S. Navy Veteran, Graduate of Tulane University and longtime employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As a member of the Corps of Engineers he oversaw the Management of their Navigation Mission as Chief of Operations for New Orleans District. Additionally, he played a key role in the design and construction of the Corps Hopper Dredges Wheeler and Essayons and was their lead representative during the 1984 World’s Fair and Expo in New Orleans. He was an ardent supporter of Tulane Athletics throughout his adult life and enjoyed attending their events. He was also an active lifelong member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

He is survived by his loving wife Gaile, his sister Mary; his children Henry Jr. (Renia), Gretchen (Arthur) and Eric (Rachael); his grandchildren Henry III (Elizabeth), Richard, Sean (Jessica), Andrew (Jennifer), Cecilia, Eric Michael, Isaac, Jacob and Samuel; his great grandchildren Henry IV, Elanor, Aiden and Adalyn, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Mary and his brother Robert.

Due to the current social circumstances, there will be a private service with internment at Lafayette No. 1 Cemetery. A Celebration of Life memorial will be conducted at a future date. In lieu of flowers please address donations to The Deutsches House, St Francis of Assisi Church, or The Tulane Band.


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Gretchen Murphy

March 25, 2020

Al Thonn

March 25, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. Mr Henry was a wonderful and kind man to all he met. I consider it my privilege to have known him. My prayers are with your whole family. May God Bless you all.

Cide Thonn


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