Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA


Josephine Riess Bostick

December 4, 1930February 9, 2020

Josephine Riess Bostick passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at the age of 89.

She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 4, 1930 to Oscar and Amelia Benson Riess.

Beloved wife of the late Allen Lester Bostick.

Mother of Pamela Franck Schultz (Alvin), Byrn Alan Rybczyk (Diane), Beverly Rybczyk Duffourc (Rene), Allen Lester Bostick, Jr. (Shay) , and the late Rhys Spenser Rybczyk.

Grandmother of Byrn “Butch” Alan Rybczyk II (Rebecca), Kenneth Victor Rybczyk (Gina), Brayden Rhys Bostick, Declan Charles Bostick, and Greta Katherine Bostick, and the late Timothy Joseph Rybczyk.

Great grandmother of Cody Charles Rybczyk, Reece James Rybczyk, Hope Madison Rybczyk, Ella Marie Rybczyk, and Vincent Joseph Rybczyk.

Sister of Amelia Riess Tucker and the late Oscar Riess, Jr. and Alma Riess Priester.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd in New Orleans, on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 2 PM. Visitation will begin at 1 PM. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692 Dallas, TX 75284.

To view and sign the family guestbook please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com


  • American Heart Association


  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Graveside Service Friday, February 14, 2020


Josephine Riess Bostick

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Angela Caldwell

February 12, 2020

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Proverbs 17:17 says, "A true friend shows love at all times. And is a brother who is born for times of distress" Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today