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Gary Spraul

June 30, 2019
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Gary Spraul, a native of New Orleans, was born in 1931.  He passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the age of 88.  He excelled at Holy Cross High School and in 1949 and was on the Championship Southern Baseball Team.  An accomplished athlete, he participated in track and javelin.  He graduated with a B.S. in Geology from LSU.  While attending LSU he joined ROTC and then joined the Air Force serving In Savanah, Georgia.  He was married to Jane Hyman in 1955. Then he returned to LSU and earned a Masters in Geology.  His hobbies were photography and fishing which he enjoyed especially while living with his family in Corpus Christi.  He worked for Mobile Oil as a Petroleum Geologist.  He was a member of the New Orleans Geology Society and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.  After retirement he and Jane joined Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  He is survived by his wife and three children and two grandchildren.  He died comfortably at his daughter’s home surrounded by his family.  The family thanks Notre Dame Hospice for their kind support.  A Mass for Christian burial will be held at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1501 W. Causeway Approach in Mandeville, LA on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 11:30 AM. Visitation from 10:30 AM until service time. Interment in Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, LA. 

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