OBITUARY

Philippi Pierre St. Pé, Sr.

October 2, 1939September 17, 2018

Philippi “Phil” Pierre St. Pé Sr. was born on October 2, 1939, in New Orleans, LA. He courageously battled lung cancer for three years and passed away peacefully at his home in Harahan, LA on September 17, 2018. Philippi is preceded in death by his father, Oliver William St. Pé Sr., his mother Lucie Philippi St. Pé and his brother Oliver William St. Pé Jr.. Philippi is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Margaret “Peggy” Maher St. Pé, and their children Kenneth David St. Pé, daughter-in-law, Shalane, Simonne Lucie St. Pé, and Philippi P. St. Pé Jr., and his grandchildren, Pierre Philippi St. Pé, Luke Oliver St. Pé, Elise Margaret St. Pé and John David St. Pé, who refer to their grandfather as “Papere.” He is also survived by his sisters Suzanne St. Pé McLellan, Renee St. Pé Allan and Andrée St. Pe’ Laubscher and his adoring nieces and nephews. Phil graduated from De La Salle High School, Loyola University and Loyola School of Law, serving as president of his law school fraternity, Delta Theta Phi. He received his Juris Doctorate of Law in 1963, and went into practice law at his firm in Metairie for over 45 years. Phil’s numerous professional accomplishments and service to his profession are a testament to his strong work ethic and respect for the legal profession. He was appointed and served on the Personnel Board of Jefferson Parish. He served on the Charter Revisory committee for Jefferson Parish and was awarded the Monte M. Lemann award for his work and devotion to the merit system of public employment. He served as President of the Jefferson Parish Bar Association, Board of Governors of the Louisiana State Bar, Chairman of the State Bar Ethics and Grievances committee, and was a member of the State Bar House of Delegates. He was a charter member of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. He was appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court and served as District Judge Pro-Temp in the 24th JDC. His work as a litigator gained him selection into the “Best Lawyers in America” and “Who’s Who in American Law.” Phil served as outside General Counsel for the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors Inc. and the “Philippi P. St. Pé Lifetime Achievement Award” was created in his honor. He treasured his 36 years of work with the board and its staff. For the last 20 years of his career, Phil served as a mediator affiliated with MAPS in Metairie. Phil was equally passionate about golf and cherished his friends from Colonial Golf and Country Club where he served as President of both the club and its Men’s Golf Association. He enjoyed his Saturday morning round of golf and Wednesday night card games. He and Peggy created many fond memories with their lifelong friends from “Colonial.” Phil was an avid runner, cyclist and fitness enthusiast. He loved fishing and being on the water. He spent many days pulling his children, their friends and cousins on water skis in Bay St. Louis, MS. Family and friends looked forward to his charbroiled oysters which were a staple at holiday gatherings. He had a love/hate relationship with the Saints, LSU football and baseball. Above all, Phil was a gentlemen and a Christian, who treated everyone with dignity and respect. His opinions, which were often sought, were always judiciously provided with fairness and kindness as his guiding principles. He will be greatly missed. Our sincere thanks to the staff of Lakeside Hospice and especially Melvin McGee for their loving care. The family invites you to celebrate Phil’s life on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at St. Rita Catholic Church in Harahan, LA. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. The Funeral Mass is at 11 a.m.. Burial will take place at Lake Lawn Park Cemetery in New Orleans, LA thereafter. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating to Lakeside Hospice and/or St. Rita Catholic Church.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, September 22, 2018
REMEMBERING

Philippi Pierre St. Pé, Sr.

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Gwen Zaccaria Dufresne

September 28, 2018

On behalf of the Zaccaria family, we send our deepest condolences to the St Pe’ family. We loved Mr Phillipi. He was always such a loving and gentle man !!! There are so many loving memories our family shared together. Our hearts and prayers are with each and every family member, as well as for Mr. Phillipi.

Rose Fogarty

September 24, 2018

Phil was one of the men you felt free to discuss misunderstood Nomar issues, and know that he knows what he is talking about. On the Professional Standards Committee Hearing, we could always count on Phil to give us a nudge if we need it. A most likeable man with integrity!!! We all missed him since his last day as sitting attorney at the Professional Standards Hearings. He will never be forgotten!!!

Sam Simeone

September 24, 2018

Philippi handled a hearing I was involved with very well
Sam Simeone

Daniel Lea

September 24, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences to the family. Thank you.

Arthur Sterbcow

September 21, 2018

Phil left a legion of best friends and admirers to fondly remember the influence on their lives. Both professionally and personally Phil was a classic Gentleman with ethics and humor we all strive to achieve.
Thanks to his entire family who shared his wisdom and grace with us.
Deepest condolences.

Michael Calecas

September 21, 2018

It has been an honor to know and work with Phil in the boardroom over the years. He will be missed by many.
My prayers are with Phil and his family.
God Bless.

Kevin Daley

September 21, 2018

My sincerest condolences to all of his friends, family and all who knew him. I had the pleasure of Meeting him while serving, for many years, on the NOMAR Forms Committee that he worked with. What a smart, knowledgeable, decent and great guy he was! May he rest in peace in God's grace in Heaven. +

Louis Schweizer

September 21, 2018

We were neighbors years ago and remained friends after they moved. We always enjoyed our relationship with Phil and his entire family. Phil was a great guy. Sandra and Louis Schweizer

Richard Juge

September 21, 2018

As a Realtor of 30 years and having started when I was only 22, I can tell you as a young man in the business Phil had an impact on my life and someone I always looked up to and respected. He played a part in my wanting to be a part of the Realtor community. I valued his opinion and envied his "style". What a great man and what a sad day for all who had a chance to know him. My condolences to the family.

Bruce Barrett

September 19, 2018

From all the workers at the Shimmy Shack, Phil was one of our favorite customers who always had good stories to share with us. He was kind , caring and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed by all of us.

FROM THE FAMILY