David Ferman Pitre

1912 Larose, Louisiana 1989 Chalmette, LA



Continuation of tree (2nd child of Edward Patrice Eusebe Pitre/Viola Gautreaux); all known surname descendants:

                 9           David Ferman Pitre  b: 25 September 1912  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 26 July 1989  Chalmette, St. Bernard, LA

                                     +Nora Marguerite King  b: 29 September 1914  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: 4 December 1932  New Orleans, LA [Harry/Argentine Dufrene] (divorced); d: 19 August 2006  Knoxville, Knox, TN

                              10        David F. Pitre  b: 16 February 1934  New Orleans, LA

                                             +Barbara Tully


                              *2nd Wife of David F. Pitre:

                                     +Alice Dorothy Gerdes  b: 4 June 1921  New Orleans, LA; m: 5 June 1953  New Orleans, LA [Fred/Anita Rowe]; d: 3 March 2015  New Orleans East, LA  

                              10        Darleen Pitre 

                                             +Jerod Asevedo



Notes for David Ferman Pitre:


- 1940 New Orleans, LA:  Viola Pitre 52 operator/rooming house, Edward 38 waiter/night club, David 27 bartender/barroom  [335 Bourbon Street]


- 1950 New Orleans, LA:  Viola G. Pitre 62 (div) proprietor/rooming house, Edward R. 42 (sep) waiter/restaurant, Dave F. 37 (div) salesman/retail confectionary, 5 lodgers.


Misc.:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Wednesday, 17 May 1933:  Personals - I am not responsible for any debts contracted by anyone other than myself.  David F. Pitre, 741 Royal St.


Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Thursday, 27 July 1989:  David F. Pitre, Sr., on Wednesday, July 26, 1989 at 4:45 a.m.  Beloved husband of Dorothy Gerdes Pitre.  Father of Darleen Asebedo and David F. Pitre Jr.  Father-in-law of Jerod Asebedo and Barbara Tully Pitre.  Grandfather of Brooke and Kortney Asebedo.  Age 77 years.  A native of Larose, LA and a resident of Chalmette, LA for the past 15 years.  Relatives and friends of the family also employees of the Napoleon House of the Palladium are invited to attend the funeral service from the Chalmette location of the St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, Chalmette, LA, on Thursday, July 27, 1989 at 1:00 o'clock a.m.  Mass of Christian Burial in the chapel.  Interment in St. Vincent de Paul No. II.  Friends may call after 9:00 a.m. Thursday.


Notes for Nora Marguerite King:  

Obituary:  The Advocate Messenger (Danville, KY), Sunday, 20 August 2006:  Nora M. West - Knoxville - Nora Marguerite West, 91, formerly of Danville, died Saturday.  Born in Houma, La., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Argentine Dufrene King.  She was a member of West Hills Baptist Church and Bearden Chapter O.E.S.  Survivors include her husband, Marvin W. West; three sons, David Pitre of Covington, La., Mike West of Athens, Tenn., and Harry Callicotte; a daughter, Marcia Callicotte of Elizabethtown; a sister, Mearline Rutt of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two brothers, Clifford King of Metairie, La., and Leonard King of Chalmette, La.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel by the Revs. John E. Pennington Jr. and Ron West.  Interment to follow in Highland Memorial Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Tim Birchett, Mike Shoemaker, Clay Mulford, Richard Alley, Rodney Franks and Bill Hayes.  Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

Tombstone Inscription, Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, TN:  WEST / Marvin West / 1918 - 2013 / (photo) / Marvin Ward West / S1 US Coast Guard / World War II / Jul 21, 1918 - Apr 28, 2013 / Nora King / 1914 - 2006 / (photo)


Notes for Alice Dorothy Gerdes:

Obituary:  The St. Bernard Voice (Arabi, LA), 13 March 2015:  Dorothy 'Dot' Pitre passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  She was born on June 4, 1921.  She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.  Beloved mother of Darleen Asevedo (husband Jerod).  Grandmother of Brooke Martinson (husband Nick) and Kortney Buras (husband Steven).  Great-grandmother of Steven Ross and Kane Raylon Buras.  Best and dearest friends Jill and Bob Patin.  Beloved wife of the late David F Pitre Sr.  Also the daughter of the late Anita Rowe and Fredick Gerdes.  Late sisters Thelma Watson, Hazel Dudoussat and Rosa Everett.  Dot will be missed by her nieces and nephews of the Dudoussat, Everett, Watson, Sellno, Chelette, Schaubhut and Patin families.  She was a native of New Orleans, long time resident of Chalmette and resided at Ferncrest Manor in New Orleans East.  Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3 p.m. at her daughter's home in Chalmette.  Memorial of her cremation and spreading of ashes will be private.


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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- South Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Lafourche-Terrebonne Parishes  (Rev. Hebert)

- South Louisiana Vital Family Records: Terrebonne Genealogical Society

- Some Louisiana deaths in RED taken from obituaries or the Louisiana Deaths collection (which includes spouses/parents).

- Some birthdates in RED taken from Social Security records based on obituary/tombstone inscription deathdate.


Last updated:  11 October 2022.