Edgar C. “Tiny” Jochum

Published 10:24 am Monday, January 30, 2017

Edgar C. “Tiny” Jochum, born Feb. 8, 1944, passed away Dec. 28, 2016.

Tiny was 72 years old, a native of New Orleans, a previous resident of LaPlace and a resident of Fort Worth, Texas.

Edgar C. “Tiny” Jochum

Edgar C. “Tiny” Jochum

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Tiny will be truly missed by many but never forgotten.

He is survived by daughters Tangela Daniels (Tee), Barbara Lessard (Darryl) and Cyndi Jochum (Sultan); grandchildren Wesley Triche (Sam), Branden Lessard (Caitlin), Myranda Triche, Wyatt Daniels, Sultan Mohmand Jr. (Megan) and Alex Mohmand; a great grandchild, Kole Lessard; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gwen Flores Jochum; parents Henry Sr. and Ruby Jochum; and brother, Henry Jochum Jr.

Tiny was very active in all the communities he lived. He was in the New Orleans Army National Guard from 1963 to 1970. He was employed by Gulf Engineering as a millwright at Shell Chemical.

He was Jaycee in New Orleans and LaPlace and was honored as a JCI Senator. He was also in the Community Improvement Association in LaPlace.

After working for 12 years, he achieved a major accomplishment by becoming a 1982 GED graduate of East John High School. He participated in the Krewe Du Monde Ball of LaPlace and was parade lineup chairman.

He was a Mason raised at the Progressive Masonic Lodge #262, Reserve and a Master Mason at the Hurst Masonic Lodge #1387 in Hurst, Texas. He was also a Shriner in the Jerusalem Temple in Destrehan and a President at Moslah Shriner in Fort Worth, Texas.

He was Scottish Rite 32nd degree of New Orleans.

But above all, he enjoyed the role of Santa Claus with many of these activities he participated. The joy of seeing the children light up when they saw him walk through the door and/or have the honor of sitting on his knee, because he gave them a gift for Christmas or just smiled for the camera.

He was truly “ONE OF A KIND.”

A celebration service will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Progressive Masonic Lodge #262 at 3865 W. Airline Highway in Reserve. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend a short prayer service and military honor guard, which will begin at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his honor can be made at The Shiners Hospital, “loveshriners.org,” or to the local Masonic lodges.