Andrew A. Trosclair
Andrew A. Trosclair, on the evening of Friday, October 14, 2016, after a long illness, entered the pearly gates of heaven right into the arms of his savior, Jesus Christ. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was born on November 15, 1936 in Bourg, LA and was a lifelong resident of Metairie, LA for the past 66 years. Andrew was 79 years old. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Anna D. Trosclair; his three children: son Cory (Lisa), son Troy (Sharon), and daughter, Tonya; his former son-in-law, David; his nine grandchildren: Tiffany, David, Chantal, Brittany, Nicole, Dustin, Emily, Ashley and Hannah and three great grandchildren: Harper, Isabella and Harlow. He is also survived by his sisters, Diana Napier (Jerry) and Barbara Martin and a brother, Ivy J. Trosclair, Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivy J. Trosclair, Sr. and Ezoline Kieff Trosclair and a brother-in-law, Leon "Pete" Martin. Andrew was a proud veteran of the United States Army and a retiree of the UA Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 60 where he had been a member since 1976. He worked as a welder/pipefitter most of his life but drove a street car in New Orleans in his early years. He also worked at the NASA Michoud Facility in New Orleans, building rockets and at Avondale Shipyard. He built all of the iron work and hand railings at Lafreniere Park in Metairie and had a hand in building all of the 5 Minute Oil businesses throughout the New Orleans Metro area. Andrew was gifted and talented with his hands, and took great pride in all of his iron and steel work. The greatest love of his Cajun heritage was being on the water of the lakes and bayous of south Louisiana fishing, trawling, crabbing and crawfishing. He was also passionate about hunting. He was an awesome teacher in passing along his Cajun heritage to his children. He spoke Cajun French fluently, and loved dancing with his lovely wife, Anna to Cajun music as well as music from the 50's. He truly loved and adored his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His family was absolutely the joy of his life. He will be greatly missed. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie, LA. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. The online guestbook is available at www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.
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