OBITUARY

Milton George Schabel

April 15, 1924October 6, 2020

Milton George Schabel passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, October 6, 2020. He was 96 years young. Beloved husband of the late Doris Belt Schabel. Loving father of Deborah Michel (the late Paul), Jane Bateman (Charles), Kevin Bayhi, Robin Boemia (Sal), Michael Schabel (Tammy), and Robert Schabel. Loving grandfather of fifteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Brother of the late Frederick Schabel and Ethel Catalano. Son of the late Michael Frederick Schabel and Louise Gildemeester Schabel. Milton was a native and lifelong resident New Orleans and joined the United States Coast Guard at the age of 17 on the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. After the war, he became an Air Traffic Controller for the Federal Aviation Administration. He retired from New Orleans Lakefront Airport after 35 distinguished years of service. Milton was extraordinarily adventurous, flew Cessnas while living in Alaska, learned to play the piano, and was always the best dancer on the floor by far. “Heaven gained a pretty special man, a proud man to have served his country, a man who loved his family, a man that could dance with the best of them, a man with the best (and at times corny) jokes, a man with so much knowledge and life experiences, your 96 years on Earth is one for the books, and we hope you’re dancing in Heaven.” Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation at GRACE FUNERAL HOME, 450 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, on Monday morning, October 19, 2020 from 9:30 until 11:30. Interment with military honors will follow in Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. An online guestbook is available at www.gracenorthshore.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Prayer Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020

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Jennifer Michel Milligan

October 15, 2020

I love & miss you Paw Paw.

Jennifer Michel Milligan

October 15, 2020

I love you Paw-Paw. Thank you for 48 years of beautiful memories that I will cherish until we are reunited again in Heaven. I am so blessed that my Collin & Cody had a chance to know you & love you as much as I do. Rest In Peace. I love you~Jennie

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