Henry Aloysius Garon

September 9, 1927April 25, 2021

Henry Aloysius Garon was born September 9, 1927 in McCall, Louisiana and died Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Chateau de Notre Dame in New Orleans, LA. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marie Adele Reynaud Garon; his children, Michael Garon (Bic), Jeanne Taylor (Creed) and Patrick Garon (Denise); his grandson, Richard Garon; his sister, Jeanne LeBlanc (the late Richard); his brother, Valery Garon (Behre) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emile Garon and Jeanne Rodriguez Garon; his son, Timothy Garon; his brothers, Allen Garon and Earl Garon and his sister, Rosemary Joffrion (surviving husband, Virgil). He was a graduate of Catholic High School in Donaldsonville, LA, Loyola University in New Orleans, LA and Notre Dame University in South Bend, IN. After graduating he worked several years as an oil well surveyor in South Louisiana. He was a Professor of Physics at Loyola University for 39 years and a recipient of the Dux Academicus Award as Outstanding Professor. During these years he produced a series of television programs about teaching science to children and wrote two books; The Cosmic Mystique and The Wonderers. In 1980 he was ordained a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, serving in Holy Name of Jesus and St. Henry Parishes and ministering to homeless men at the Ozanam Inn. He was also a proud Eagle Scout and Radio Ham. Deacon Garon’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Chateau de Notre Dame Apartments. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, LA on Wednesday morning, May 5, 2021 beginning at 9:45 AM with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 AM. Graveside services and interment will be on Thursday afternoon, May 6, 2021 at 1:30 PM at St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery in St. Benedict, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Community of Deacons, 7887 Walmsley Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70125 or to Loyola University in Deacon Garon’s memory. The online guestbook is available at


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Graveside Service and Interment

    Thursday, May 6, 2021


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Margaret LeBlanc Rose

May 8, 2021

Aunt Marie & the Garon family,
I would like to express my deepest condolences, along with my husband, Pete in this time of loss and grief. The last time I saw Uncle Henry was Oct of 2019 for my mom’s 90th birthday party. I took a picture of him, my mom and their baby brother, Uncle Val. It brought me to tears to see them holding hands as the reality of how quickly life passes by flooded my heart. It was a beautiful moment that I was blessed to see. Although we were not able to attend, our hearts were with you all and our prayers certainly are, also. May the many memories left behind be a special source of comfort in the days ahead. Much love and prayers,
Margaret & Pete Rose

Andrew LeBlanc

May 4, 2021

Dear Aunt Marie,
Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. These last few years have been very hard for you and Uncle Henry with the immense sufferings that you shared daily. Please know that he, Uncle Henry, is finally at peace with Our Lord and Savior in Heaven along with his beloved son Timothy and his many siblings, parents and friends. May you find comfort knowing that you are in our prayers and are always here if you need us.

Andrew and Regina LeBlanc

Kathleen Lorenz

May 4, 2021

Deacon Garon baptized our last child, Mary Colleen, in 1983 at Holy Name. My late husband Larry knew him thru all HIS years teaching at Loyola also, and my daughter Abigail went to school with son Patrick. I only met Deacon Garon at the baptism and a couple of other times at school functions, but my husband would occasionally tell me he had "run into Henry Garon" on Loyola's campus. I would reply "did you hurt him?" He was a kind and thoughtful gentleman. Kathleen Condon Lorenz

Julie DuPlessis-Williams

May 3, 2021

Professor Garon was a great physics teacher. He made sure you understood what he was trying to teach and he made it fun. He was one of my favorites at Loyola.

So sorry for your loss

Class of 79

Dr. Frank Martello

May 2, 2021

I took physics at Loyola with Professor Garson, and he attended our Manresa group #45 retreats for more than 40 years. He was a good friend.
May God hold him in His arms, and bring peace to his family.

Babs Mollere

May 2, 2021

I have so many happy memories of time spent with Henry, the quintessential gentleman with a little twinkle in his eye. He and Donald Rodriquez could regale everyone with stories past and present for hours. Having them both to welcome the Molleres from France to Louisiana is a special jot in the long history of Louisiana families and hospitality. That and nights of music together at the Orpheum with the LPO stay with me.

Much comfort to Marie, Jeanne and all the family. Henry will be missed, but definitely not forgotten.

Patrick Garon

May 1, 2021

A quick thank-you to everyone for visiting this page. Please know how much my father appreciated all of his friends!

Jeanne-Marie Garon Taylor

May 1, 2021

Thank you, everyone, for these beautiful comments.

We wanted to create a longer tribute to our father (and father-in-law) than we could here in comments, so we created a memorial at GatheringUs. To find it, go to and search on “Henry A. Garon.”

We regret not being able to greet you face-to-face at the service due to personal precautions we are taking during the pandemic, but we invite you to join us at GatheringUs, where we will be honoring the many hats Henry wore, sharing quotes from his books, and recounting some of our favorite of his expressions, sentiments, and wisdom.

With all our love,

Patrick Garon (son) and wife Denise Garon; and Jeanne-Marie Garon Taylor (daughter) and husband Creed Bane Taylor, VI

Lynne Ann Fowler

April 28, 2021

My prayers to you and your family. Henry is at peace and serving God personally.
He will always be with you, in you heart.

Rev. Mark Lomax

April 27, 2021

Henry Garon was one of the finest men I have known.
Deacon, Father, Professor, Scholar. Well done, O good
and faithful servant.