John Edward Stortz

October 13, 1944 ~ December 21, 2020 (age 76)


John Edward Stortz
John Edward Stortz, Sr. passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at the age of 76. Loving husband of Mary Gaude Stortz. Caring father of John Stortz, Jr., Mary Stortz, James Stortz, Sr. Grandfather of 10 and great grandfather of 7. Pre-deceased by his parents, Sydney Stortz and Thelma Naro Stortz Buwe and also siblings, 2 brothers and 2 Sisters. John retired from Jefferson Parish, Dept of General Services, 14 years and Ochsner Hospital, 28 years. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, who always put his family first. Family and fun were what he lived for. He loved to
fish, crab and hunt. He enjoyed spending time gazing at the stars or watching the boats pass by along the Mississippi River. While relaxing, you could generally find him watching old westerns or John Wayne movies, WWE wresting and college or pro-football, especially the New Orleans Saints. He was enjoying his many years of retirement going to the casino or most recently spending time with his great granddaughter. He was known for being quick witted, always playing jokes with a great sense of humor. He was always willing to lend a hand, was always teaching things to everyone and he was always smiling or laughing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to, in order to help offset for funeral costs and for future support for the family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Monday, December 28, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N.Causeway Blvd. Metairie, LA. Followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Restlawn Park Cemetery, Avondale, LA. To share memories and condolences please visit,

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