Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA


David H. Zumalt

January 11, 1951June 26, 2020

David H. Zumalt, after a long battle with cancer, passed away at his home in New Orleans on Friday, June 26, 2020. He was 69 years of age. David received his Master's Degree in Social Work from Tulane University. He was a retired social worker with the State of Louisiana. He loved playing the piano, and enjoyed gardening, reading, and spending time with his friends. David is survived by his husband, Willis Walley, III "Chip"; his sister, Faith Ruminer; his brother, Steven Zumalt (Peggie); his brother-in-law, Wilson Swire; and his nephews and nieces, Kevin Zumalt, Bradley Swire (Kate), Stephanie Stephens (Wade), Joshua Ruminer (Heather), and Caleb Ruminer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Eva Jackson Zumalt; his brother, Darrell Zumalt; and his sister, Marcelyn Swire. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Hospice Compassus and Palliative Care, Tulane Cancer Center, and Julie Abshire, for the care and compassion they gave David. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Monday, June 29, 2020 from 1:00PM until 2:00PM. Interment will be private. To view and sign the guest book, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com


  • Memorial Gathering

    Monday, June 29, 2020


David H. Zumalt

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Michael Leggio

July 9, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of David's passing...He was a good man and a dear patient of mine for the past 29 years. I will keep in my my thoughts and prayers..

Carolyn Lafoon

June 27, 2020

David was a first cousin and although we did not get together often it was always fun with the Zumalt cousins did get together. There were 5 of them and 6 of my family and so was always special.
Our parents were musical by nature and would sing hymns and oh the stories they could tell of their childhood.
David will be missed in thoughts and memories.

Barbara Polikoff

June 27, 2020

I can’t believe David is no longer with us- he fought so hard and with so much amazing grit and determination. David could always make me laugh, even in the midst of his own great pain. I loved him always- his intelligence, wit, wry sense of humor and his enjoyment of even the simple things every day-
I am sending hugs to Chip, David’s devoted husband- and to Faith, devoted sister. He loved you both more than you can imagine . He will always be in our hearts.❤️🥰😢😢Barbara

John & Brenda Hollis

June 27, 2020

Steven, Faith and family.
We want to extend our deepest sympathy to each of you and let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rest in peace David.

Guy Poché

June 26, 2020

On behalf of the staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, please accept our condolences for your loss.