Robert John Wiswall, 80, of Kenner, Louisiana passed away on April 18, 2022. Robert was born on July 5, 1941 to the late Harold Ebenezer and Marie Carroll Wiswall in Jamaica, New York. After graduating from Power Memorial High School in 1958, Bob went on to graduate from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.
Bob’s career as a National Sales Representative for Tuck Tape, Inc led him into co-founding National Tape Corporation located in Harahan, Louisiana. The local industrial adhesives company grew to a national distribution. After 30 years of growing the business, Bob retired after selling the company to Tyco Adhesives.
In 1967, Bob met Sarah King Wiswall and they wed in the same year, going on to have two children, Tonya Wiswall Neumeyer and Tracy L. Wiswall. He has three grandchildren: Catherine Elyn Neumeyer, Caroline Elise Neumeyer, and Christina Elizabeth Neumeyer.
In retirement Bob spent his time playing golf, woodworking, and spending time with his grandchildren. He also was very active in the Serra Club, holding positions such as President, among many jobs. He was also a regular volunteer at St. Philip Neri and the AARP Tax Aide Program.
Bob was predeceased by his brother, David Wiswall. He is survived by his wife, Sarah King Wiswall; children, Tonya Wiswall Neumeyer (Chris) and Tracy L. Wiswall (Brynn); grandchildren: Catherine Elyn Neumeyer, Caroline Elise Neumeyer, and Christina Elizabeth Neumeyer; step-grandchild, Rachel Neumeyer Zander; sisters, Christine Wiswall Rothschild (Richard) and Barbara Wiswall O’Gorman (Patrick); sister-in-law, Patricia Murchie Wiswall; nieces and nephews: Kevin O’Gorman (Kate), Melissa Rothschild LeBlanc (Andy), Stephen O’Gorman, Jeanne Rothschild Ciaverelli (Greg), Kara O’Gorman Pfeiffer (Rob), Alison O’Gorman Harris (Glen), Daniel Rothschild (Meagan), Amy Wiswall Edgington (Mike), and Keith Wiswall (Stephanie).
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at St Philip Neri Catholic Church, 6500 Kawanee Ave. Metairie, LA 70003. Visitation will begin at 10:30AM and Mass at 12:30PM. You may join us for his interment following the mass at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4900 Airline Dr., Metairie, LA 70001. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Catholic Charities of New Orleans at www.ccano.org.
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