Westside/Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home

5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, LA


Gary "Alphabet" Lee Habisreitinger

March 4, 1946September 10, 2020

Gary Lee Habisreitinger passed away peacefully at home September 10, 2020 at age 74. Former US Army Staff Sergeant Gary "Hap" Habisreitinger was born in New Orleans, LA on March 4, 1946 to the late George Harold Habisreitinger, (son of Harold George Habisreitinger), and the late Gloria Mae Brink Habisreitinger Davis Martinez. In 1967 Gary married his sweetheart Linda Governale and had three daughters: Rhonda Habisreitinger, Bonnie Habisreitinger Whittington (deceased) and Sandra Habisreitinger Pace. Gary was actively enlisted in the US Army from 1968 until honorably discharged in 1976. In the Army, Gary was stationed overseas in West Germany and was a proud Veteran of Foreign Wars from serving on the DMZ in South Korea from 1969 to 1970. For over 30 years, Gary, also know as "Hap" was a Carbide Welder and Machinist in the oil field industry. Former employee of Fishing Tools, Pioneer Fishing & Rental Tools and Deltide Fishing & Rental Tools in Harvey, LA. Gary was a long time resident of Marrero, LA. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Linda Habisreitinger and daughters Rhonda Habisreitinger and Sandra Habisreitinger Pace, sister Glenda Ann Davis Fortier and nomourous nieces, nephews and cousins. Gary is joining his daughter Bonnie Habisreitinger Whittington, his grandmother Alberta Seebold Brink Hammond, step-grandfather Maurice "Daddio" Hammond and his three brothers: George Harold Habisreitinger Jr., Gregory Davis and Glenn Ray Davis. A Visitation will be held at Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.WestsideLeitzEagan.com for the Habisreitinger family.


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Gary "Alphabet" Lee Habisreitinger

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Rhonda Habisreitinger

September 25, 2020

You were my first best friend, my buddy, my pal. You were the first man I ever loved. You were the only man I could ever count on. You're my daddy! Always, no matter what, you and I could get together and do what was needed. It didn't matter if it was installing, fixing, creating or moving something or just cooking b-b-q or a crawfish boil, you and I did it, together! And we could always count on each other, no matter what, to be there for each other. Daddy, I can't believe you're gone so soon. There's so much I want to say and do, but I can't anymore because you're gone. I love you daddy and I pray I will say that again to you face to face in front of Jesus, Mama, Daddio, Bonnie and George!!!


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