OBITUARY

John Robert LeBlanc

October 9, 1920April 3, 2013
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John R. LeBlanc, 92, of Port Arthur, died April 3, 2013 at Mid-Jefferson Hospital. He was born in Port Arthur on October 10, 1920 to Saul and Justine LeBlanc. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Cecilia Perry LeBlanc, his parents, and his brothers and sister: Olden P. “Pete” LeBlanc, Maurice LeBlanc, Rufus LeBlanc, Brother Aaron LeBlanc, S.T., Rudy LeBlanc, and Blanche Cappel.

Bobby graduated from Port Arthur High School and soon after enlisted in the U. S. Army, where he served from 1941 until 1945. He spent a year in England and later took part in two milestone events of World War II. He landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day and was stationed with the 101st Airborne Division in Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. He earned three bronze stars during his service.

After the war, Bobby returned home to Port Arthur where he worked as a boilermaker at Texaco for approximately 35 years. He retired at 60 years of age and spent over twenty years doing volunteer work at his church and in the community. He spent many hours as a volunteer at Bishop Byrne High School, delivered for Meals on Wheels, worked at the Hospitality Center, and served as an usher and collection counter at St. James Catholic Church.

As a young man, Bobby enjoyed the outdoors as an avid fisherman, hunter, and archer. He traveled on numerous bus tours with his wife and treasured the memories of his trip to Ireland in 1979 with the Bishop Byrne Colleens.

Even at 92 years of age, Bobby still had a spring in his step, a twinkle in his eye, a firm handshake, and an ever-ready smile for anyone he met. He enjoyed his music, sports on television, and his pets. Most importantly, he valued his family and his faith.

Bobby is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Monica and Robert McDonald of Port Arthur, numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 5, 2013
  • Rosary Friday, April 5, 2013
  • Funeral Saturday, April 6, 2013
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April 8, 2013

To the family of Mr. John LeBlanc: It can be so hard to face the first few days without your loved one, but may the love and comfort of family and friends carry you through this most difficult time. 1Thessalonians 5:14

Kirk LeBlanc

April 8, 2013

Thank you Monica for the privilege of helping out with Uncle Bobby, also for your strenght in sharing his storys, I think the most powerful message that I could ever take from this experience is when you showed us his Bible with the duct tape...that spoke volumes of what kind of man your dad is...

Smirna & Victoria Avendano

April 8, 2013

Dear Monica, We are saddened to know about the passing of your father. May God in his loving grace carry you through these mournful days of seperation and gently guide you to the peace and comfort that the end here is only a beginning with Him." Whether we live or whether we die, we belong to God"

Thy Tran

April 6, 2013

Monica,

Bobby was a special man to my family and I. I am truly blessed to have you, Bobby and Cecille in my life. Him and Cecille took us in just like their own. I am extremely grateful for all the great memories we have shared together. Birthdays and holidays will never be the same without him and Cecille.

Love you!

Jackie Boudreaux

April 6, 2013

So sorry to hear of Uncle Bobby's passing. He was loved and will be missed by many. He was always so very nice and sweet to us. Love your Louisiana Family.

Connie Soucek

April 5, 2013

Dear Monica & Robert, Our hearts are saddened by your loss and ours. Uncle Bobby will be missed by us all. We will treasure the times & meals we spent together. May God's graces be with you all. Sending you our love and prayers, Auntie Maxine, Connie, Bill, & family.

Margaret Leger-Sipole

April 5, 2013

Monica,
So sorry to hear about your dad..He was always so nice to all us neighbor kids always waving and smling..I used to sit and watch him do archery it just amazed me how good he was..hugs and prayers going out to you..
Margaret Leger Sipole

Dustin and Chi Tran

April 5, 2013

The stars shine brighter because an angel has returned to heaven. Thank you Lord for allowing Mr. LeBlanc to visit us here on earth and touch our lives in a very special way. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Shelley George

April 5, 2013

Miss Leblanc---sorry but I still must call you that! I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I will be thinking of you. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Brian Clements

April 5, 2013

Monica my heart goes out to u. Your daddy will be missed by all. Love you Brian