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Allan Louis Ronquillo Sr.

July 31, 1941August 24, 2020

Allan Louis Ronquillo, Sr. passed away peacefully on August 24, 2020 at the age of 79 of heart failure. Allan grew up in the Gentilly area, attending John McDonough High School where he was active in theater and played varsity football. Before his senior year, his family relocated to Black Mountain, North Carolina where he graduated high school. He returned to New Orleans to attend University of New Orleans and graduated in 1965 from Tulane University School of Law. He began his career at Michoud Chrysler before transferring to the greater Detroit area. He and his family resided in Michigan for 30 years, during which the family spent a year and half abroad in Paris. He retired in 1997 at the age of 55 as Vice President and General Counsel of Chrysler Financial Corporation. While retired, he and his wife traveled the globe before returning to the south, choosing to reside in Mandeville, LA near their first grandchild. In 2002, he returned to the world of law when opening a private practice alongside his daughter, De Leo and Ronquillo, in Mandeville, LA. He was an avid reader, golfer and traveler who enjoyed cracking jokes, entertaining family and friends and discussing history and politics. In his later years, he became a full member of the Catholic faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis Ronquillo Jr. and Rita O’Brien, and his brothers Brian and Russell (Linda). He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Karen Munster Ronquillo and two sisters Elena Ronquillo (Cherie Carson) and Raenel Ronquillo. He leaves to cherish his memory three children: Robin De Leo (John), Lesley Ronquillo and Allan Ronquillo Jr. (Claudine); five grandchildren: Paige, Danielle, Megan, Luis and Nicholas; his nieces Eva LeBlanc and Emily Gautreau (Titan) and many other nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a celebration of Allan’s life at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1501 W. Causeway Approach in Mandeville, LA on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Visitation begins at 11:30 am with Mass at 12:30 pm. Interment will be at Saint Joseph Abbey Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to New Orleans Museum of Art or the National World War II Museum. Condolences may be left online at www.gracenorthshore.com


  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 29, 2020

  • Memorial Mass

    Saturday, August 29, 2020


Allan Louis Ronquillo Sr.

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Elena Ronquillo

August 30, 2020

It is with a broken heart that I share the loss of my big brother Allan. Nine years my senior, he was continually there for me, never interfering, always guiding and supporting. His wit and irreverent jokes made me so happy, his homecomings were always a party. My junior high Latin teacher had also taught Al and told me he was her "golden Greek god". He was quite impressive even as a boy.
Al would bring home comedy albums, Mort Saul, Shelly Berman, Lenny Bruce. A kid at the time, I didn't understand it all but what I did get, I loved. Al always contributed an interesting point of view, a fascinating slant to the conversation that was consistently hilarious. He and my brother Russ took me everywhere, even to see Rebel Without a Cause when I was 6 and that impressed me so much, I've watched it probably 15 times since. There was nothing I loved more than hanging with the boys. I can't count the gifts they gave me, the greatest being their complete loving acceptance of my life choices. Their protection was all embracing and nonjudgmental. I find comfort now knowing they are together again.
The funeral mass ended with "When the Saints Go Marching In". To a New Orleanian, that means getting down in the street and dancing. There isn't a more fitting close to a celebration of Allan's journey with us mortals.

Lisa & Kevin Harmon

August 29, 2020

Kevin and I were so sorry to hear about Allen's passing. He was the most kindest gentlest man I ever knew, and growing up I always looked up to him as being a great husband and father to his family. We will keep the family in our prayers as it will be difficult to imagine life without him. Our family will never be the same. But I know he is rejoicing with everyone in heaven. We look forward to the day that we will all rejoice together.
Love and family,
Kevin and Lisa Harmon, Kyle Harmon and Cameron, Lindsey Harmon McCarty and Nik.

Suzanne Caver

August 29, 2020

Dear Karen and family, so very sorry for your loss. Allen was certainly a kind and caring person, and also a great bridge player. I can't come to the visitation due to covid but you and your family are in my prayers, and hopefully we can see each other again soon. Suzanne Caver

James Norwine

August 28, 2020

Allan and I worked together at CFC and he was always a great resource, knowledgeable and a good friend. Rest In Peace

Jim and Sarah Norwine

Patricia Michael

August 28, 2020

My dear family:
Our hearts are heavy as we face tomorrow without Allan.
He was my Nephew, and Karen and the family were special to me.
Allan had a sly grin on his face all the time as if he had a special secret no one knew but him. He and Karen met so many friends that truly cared about them, forming memories never to be forgotten.
We know that Allan will rest in peace and rise in glory.
Love from his Aunt Patsy

Leslie Alwell

August 28, 2020

Please accept our sympathies on behalf of myself, my husband David and my mother Claire Stika on the loss of Allen. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the service in deference to my Mother’s age and inability to be away from home for long periods. We all have fond memories of times past spent with family and I will always remember Allen, especially as he was my Godfather. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Diane Kramer

August 27, 2020

Karen, condolences on the lost of your soulmate. May the perpetual light shine upon him.

Diane and Al Kramer

Greg Howard

August 25, 2020

This gentleman was the cream on the top. I have no specific memories other than knowing when he was involved in a legal matter we could count on a positive conclusion. Farewell, my friend, may you save a spot for me in heaven.

Fred Luss

August 25, 2020

Allan was a class act and one of the best at Chrysler Financial. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with Allan and Karen many times at their beautiful lakeside home in Clarkston, hosted them in Mexico City and Maine, and saw them in Florida too. Our hearts ache for Karen and the entire family. Rest In Peace good friend. Love you guys,
Fred & Karen Luss
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida


Allan & Karen at Karen's 70th birthday


50th wedding anniversary


Paige ring ceremony at LSU


Irene's birthday (2018)


Papa and the grandkids (2018)

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