Dean Matthew Sciambra passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the age of 60 after a 3-year battle with Liver Cancer.
Dean is preceded in death by his honorable father Judge Andrew “Moo Moo” Sciambra, and his beloved sister Lisa Sciambra Coulonge.
He is survived by his amazing mother Evelyn Daigle Sciambra; children, Nicholas and Noah Sciambra; siblings, Jodi Sciambra Balestra, Gia Sciambra Dermody, and Antoinette "Toni" Sciambra Marchese, his former wife Tracy Woodruff Sciambra, and many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dean was a lifelong New Orleans native, spending much of his childhood in Chalmette and Lakeview. He attended St. Pius X, Chalmette High School, Archbishop Rummel High School, and Saint Paul High School, before graduating from John F. Kennedy High School. Dean then attended Louisiana State University before joining the U.S. Merchant Marine Mariners. Dean worked in the trade show business from 1986-1992 in New Orleans and Orlando, and later attended Technical School in 1993 where he received Certification in Computer Aided Design and Drafting. He worked in Computer Aided Design until his family moved back to New Orleans in 1999. In 2000, he resumed his work in the trade show industry as a Journeyman Carpenter with “Carpenter’s Local 1846.” Dean was a diehard Saints and LSU fan as well as a fun-loving and devoted father.
Relatives, friends, loved ones, and any friends of the family are welcomed and encouraged to join us in celebrating Dean’s life at his memorial service Friday, August 16th, 2019 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Highway in Metairie. Visitation/memorial service will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. followed by the burial at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.