Edmond F. Schellhaas III

August 14, 1938August 28, 2013

Edmond “Sonny” Schellhaas III passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the age of 75, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle; husband of 53 years to Janet Lanata Schellhaas; father of Debbie Madere (Les), Teri McCoy (Mike), Danny Schellhaas (Erin), Dollie Lala (Larry) and Tracie Perry (Garrett); proud grandfather of Kristy (Brett), Joey, James, Matthew, Kelly, Timothy, Ashley, Jeffrey, Kierstan, Nicole, Jennifer and Patrick; son of the late Edmond F. Schellhaas Jr. and Ola Ducote Jackson; step-son of the late Audrey Schellhaas. Brother to Arthur and Boyd Schellhaas and John and Bob Jackson. Best friend and cousin Johnny DiMaggio. Was a proud member of the United States Marine Corp, New Orleans Orchid Society and retiree of Allstate Ins Co. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Leitz Eagan, 4747 Veterans Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006 on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM. Interment: Greenwood Cemetery.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 31, 2013
  • Memorial Mass Saturday, August 31, 2013

Edmond F. Schellhaas III

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Russel Deroche

September 2, 2013

Sorry for your loss. The New Orleans Orchid Society will greatly miss him and his plants. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Debbie Dinwiddie

August 31, 2013

Ed's open heart and joyful presence will certainly be missed at our Orchid Society meetings. May time begin to heal your sorrow.

George and Maggie Klein & Family

August 31, 2013

We are saddened by the death of Mr. Sonny. He was a good man who was very proud of his family. We will keep him and your family in our prayers.

Cynthia Manifold Bealer

August 31, 2013

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I remember him long ago from Driftwood days.

Walter Robelot

August 30, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

August 30, 2013

Janet and family:
We are sorry to hear of Sonny's death. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Aunt Velma, Cousin Linda Breaux-Mahoney, husband Jim, and all the Hubbie Breaux kids.

Dottie Standley

August 30, 2013

Dear Janet and family, My deepest sympathy to all of you. Sonny was a good man who truly loved his family and will be greatly missed by all of us. I guess I first met him in 1957 or 1958 when you first started dating, and he was always a nice guy. Hopefully all the memories of such a wonderful long time together will give you strength in this difficult time. Your cousin,

Phyllis Spizale

August 30, 2013

Tracie, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Phyllis Spizale Ochsner Purchasing Dept.

Betty Bonura

August 30, 2013

Dear Janet,my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss and grief. Hopefully your memories of Ed's smile and caring ways will bring you some comfort.

June Schubert

August 30, 2013

Janet, so very sorry to hear about Sonny. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.