Robert William Etharidge passed away Wednesday November 6, 2019 in New Orleans. He was born September 20, 1945 to the late Ivy Earl Etharidge and Lucille "Bernice" Bagert Etharidge. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Rowena J. “Jeanie” Shepherd Etharidge, and daughter Amy Etharidge Kluck (Tom). Three grandchildren William, Andrew, and Rowen Kluck of Vuibroye, Switzerland. Brother to Ilene E. Kelly (Jimmy) . He is also survived by in-laws Caroline and Dalton Pollet, "Skip" and Frances Shepherd and by numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was a graduate of John McDonough Sr. High School class of 63. He attended Southeastern Louisiana University. He proudly served his country with an enlistment in the US Naval Air Reserve at Belle Chasse. He was an accounts manager employed with PATCO Food Safety Consultants. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, crabbing, and the company of his grandchildren. He was an avid Saints fan. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Carl Mixon, his longtime friend, who aided Robert in his long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Private services will be held at Garden of Memories, Metairie , Louisiana.
Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association would be appreciated by the family.