LAFAYETTE – Services for long-time UL Lafayette agriculture engineering professor Dr. T.F. Maher will be Saturday. He died July 18 at age 86.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and on the ULL faculty for 27 years. He was one of the first three Distinguished Professors honored by the UL Foundation.
He sold plants and vegetables from his own greenhouse and at the Acadiana Farmer’s Market, introducing to the area many new varieties of plants, from blackberry strains to heat-resistant tomatoes, peppers, melons and eggplant.
Survivors include his wife Ruth, two sons and four daughters.
Arrangements are by Martin & Castille.
Lawyer, Tulane instructor
MONROE – Services will be Friday for long-time lawyer and former Tulane Law School instructor Daniel Sartor, Jr. He died July 17.
He was retired senior partner of Snellings, Breard, Sartor, Inabnett & Trascher. Valedictorian of his law school class, he was an associate professor at Tulane until he left to enter private practice in Monroe.
He was active in professional organizations, including being president of the Tulane University Alumni Association, and for many years was an associate chancellor of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. He was president and chairman of the board of Twin City Art Foundation.
Survivors include his wife Olive, two sons and a daughter.
Arrangements are by Mulhearn.
Elderly care pioneer
COVINGTON – Services for elderly care pioneer John London will be Friday.
He helped establish state standards for the treatment and care of the aged in nursing homes and prompted legislation establishing Villa Feliciana Geriatric State Hospital in Jackson, one of the first facilities of its kind in the nation.
Survivors include his wife Juanita and five children.
NEW ORLEANS – Services for long-time diocesan architect Donald Pfefferle, Sr. will be Friday. He died July 17 at age 86.
He was a European Theater veteran of World War II and retired architect for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He was a charter member of the Serra Club of New Orleans.
Survivors include his wife Elvia and four children.
Arrangements are by Lakelawn, Metairie.
Former Lottery Board officer
WINNFIELD – Services will be Friday for businessman and former Louisiana lottery official Albert “Pete” Cole. He died July 17 at age 77.
He was CEO of Cole Oil and Tire and other area businesses and on the boards of a number of organizations including the Louisiana Oil Marketers Association. He was past treasurer of the Louisiana Lottery Board.
Survivors include his wife Annetta and several children and step-children.
Arrangements are by Southern.
Former NFL, CFL player
MONROE – Services for former professional football player William “Bucky” McElroy, Jr. will be Friday. He died July 18 at age 83.
He played running backl at Southern Mississippi, then was drafted by the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He completed his career with the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the CFL. He was president of James Machine Works.
Survivors include his wife Joy, a son and a daughter.
Arrangements are by Mulhearn.