OBITUARY

Joseph Pershing Cashen Sr.

September 19, 1918February 9, 2012

DELCAMBRE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for J. Pershing Cashen, Sr., age 93, at 11:00 am Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Fr. Ralph Landry will serve as celebrant for the services. Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Lake Mausoleum with Military services conducted by the Vermilion parish Honor Guard.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am on Saturday until service time. A native of New Orleans and resident of Delcambre, Mr. Cashen passed away at 9:25 am on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at his residence.

Mr. Cashen was a Veteran of the US Navy and served his country honorably during WWII. He was a graduate of Jesuit High School in New Orleans, received his Bachelor Degree from SLI and his Master’s Degree in education for LSU. He dedicated his life to children and their education, he became a Coach at Delcambre High School, where he coached the first 6 man team, he then became Principal at Live Oak School in New Iberia and then returned to Delcambre High School to serve as Principal from 1961-1975. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Past Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and the Louisiana Retired Teachers Assoc. Upon his retirement he enjoyed camping with his friends in the Bon Temps Sam Camping Club and gardening. He was a very active man who always loved spending time with his family.

Mr. Cashen is survived by his son, Joseph Pershing Cashen, Jr. and wife Jacqueline; Mary Beth Broussard and husband Edward and Jill Muehr and husband Keith all of Lafayette; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and two sisters, Estelle Marquez and Delores Short both of New Orleans. He is also survived by dear family friends Buddy and Lottie LeBlanc of Delcambre.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ruby Chastant Cashen; Parents, William Francis and Helen Clague Cashen; two brothers, William Cashen and Roland Cashen and three sisters, Thelma Pender, Helen Leitz and Anna Margaret Cashen.

Pallbearers will be Steve Cashen, Adam Muehr, Jake Danos, Ben Williams, Jay Daniels and Ronald Driggs.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to Delcambre High School, which he loved and dedicated his career to,601 West Main Street, Delcambre, LA 70528

The family would like to thank his wonderful caregivers, Lorraine Trahan, Dianne Harrison, Lynn Ozenne and Anitra Morris.

To view on-line obituary, video tribute and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of Delcambre is in charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 10, 2012
  • Rosary Service Friday, February 10, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, February 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 11, 2012
REMEMBERING

Joseph Pershing Cashen Sr.

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY

receive updates when new memories are posted

RECEIVE UPDATES
Verna Boullion Dixon

February 12, 2012

I read with sadness today that Mr. Cashen has passed away. I live in Orlando, FL and he was a wonderful principal of Live Oak School. I adored him and Ms. Elaine Elias. I offer you my deepest condolences to your family. He was a wonderful, patient man. We need more like him in our schools today. May he rest in peace and know the comfort of our Lord.

February 11, 2012

Dear Cashen Family, we were so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May you all find peace in this time of sorrow.
Todd and Jocelyn LeBlanc

John Berard

February 11, 2012

Your family has my deepest sympathy.

February 11, 2012

We are saddened to learn of the passing of J. Pershing Cashen, Sr. and offer our condolences to his family.
His obituary has been posted on the UL Athletic Network at www.athleticnetwork.net and it will be moved later to his profile.
A link to the photo gallery of him and his 1940 SLI teammates is included.
His contributions to high school athletics and to education will long be remembered and cherished.
Peace, Ed Dugas, Coordinator UL Athletic Network
athleticnetwork@louisiana.edu

Lynn Breaux

February 10, 2012

Jill, Mary Beth & Joey,
I am out of state and be unable to attend the service. Your dad was truly a didnifie individual that will be remembered fondly by all that knew him.
God bless you all during this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lynn & Olga Chastant Breaux

Lynn Breaux

February 10, 2012

Jill, Mary Beth & Joey,
I am out of state and unable to attend the services. Your dad was truly a dignified individual that all will remember fondly.
God bless you during this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lynn & Olga Chastant Breaux

Sunshine Connick

February 10, 2012

My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you! I only knew him a few short years but they were beautiful years! May he rest peacefully eternally. All of my love.

February 10, 2012

Jill
Your dad was an impressive man. How amazing to have lived 93 years. I know he will be missed but I know ya'll have so many good memories. We will keep you and your family in our prayers through this difficult time .
Janice & Michael Junot

February 10, 2012

Jill,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Your father was such a wonderful man, and I know, will be missed by many. You and your family are in my prayers.
Claudette Bihm

Henrietta and JD Angelle

February 10, 2012

Jill and family, we are so saddened to hear of your loss. Our prayers are for you all to find peace, strength and comfort from the life and legacy of such a distinguished man. Please know that we are thinking of you.