Published 3:01 pm Monday, July 9, 2012

Raymond P. Catalano, 80, passed away at the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in Reserve with his family at his side. He was a proud United States Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Occupational Medal, Germany, and a retired cargo loader for Eastern Airlines after 32 years of service.

He was the son of the late Victoria Perrone and Anthony Catalano, brother of Joyce C. Johannsen and the late Conchetta C. Ackerman, Josephine C. Kreeger and Frank and Anthony J. Catalano Sr. He is survived by his niece Janet (Joseph) Gaillard, his many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 10, 2012, from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 13396 River Road, Destrehan. A prayer Service will be held at 11 a.m. at the church. Military honors will follow at the church mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, New Orleans, LA 70121.

Arrangements are under the direction of H. C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco.

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