John Ross Accomando
January 17, 1930 – September 1, 2019
Mr. John Ross Accomando, a resident of Baton Rouge, passed away September 1, 2019 at the age of 89. He was born in Hammond, LA on January 17, 1930. Mr. Accomando received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at Southeastern Louisiana University and his Masters of Science in Agriculture from LSU before enrolling in the Army for 2 years. He served some of that time as an MP. After the Army, he earned his +30 Teacher Certification from Tulane University. He spent 30 years in Elementary Education; teaching Science over 7 years first in Morgan City but mostly in St. Bernard Parish Public Schools. For most of his educational career, he was a principal: First at Delacroix Island Elementary until Hurricane Betsy, and then for 20 years at St. Claude Heights Elementary. During this time, he also ran the St. Bernard Teacher’s Credit Union for 11 years. He was a member of St. Bernard Principals’ Association and St. Bernard Retired Teachers Association to which he earned dedication and service awards from each association. Mr. John also coached baseball and football for both Vista Park and Community Park. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, grilling, traveling, and hunting. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lena Roppolo Accomando of Baton Rouge; son, Gerard Accomando (Annette LeFebvre) of Chalmette; grandchildren, Maria Edwards (Brad), of Lillian, Alabama, Mary Darnell (Tim) of Church Hill, Tennessee, and Joseph Accomando of Chalmette, Louisiana; and great grandchildren, Mia, Sonny, Nollie, and Bodhi Edwards, all of Lillian, Alabama. Visitation will be held at St. George Catholic Church in Baton Rouge, LA on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 9:00am until Mass of Christian Burial time of 11:00am. Interment will immediately follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can made in Mr. Accomando’s name to New Century Hospice(932948 LA-16 Denham Springs, LA 70706) or the Alzheimer’s Association or the Heart Association.
- Visitation Saturday, September 7, 2019
- Catholic Funeral Mass Saturday, September 7, 2019
- Interment Saturday, September 7, 2019
John Ross Accomando
September 6, 2019
John and Lena are an asset to me as neighbors who live their faith. John will be missed, but, memories of him will live on in family, friends, co-workers and former students. Time has a way of easing the loss. Praying for you.
September 3, 2019
Joe, Kevin & I are truly sorry
For the loss of Johnnie. He and his wife , Lena , always kind to others. What little I knew Johnnie, he always had a beautiful story, big smile and loved talking about his special ed students that attended the school he was principal many many years ago.
Rest In Peace.