Obituary of Leonard George “L.G.” Sitzman Jr.
Leonard George “L.G.” Sitzman Jr., of Lacombe, Louisiana, passed away on November 16, 2021 at the age of 83. He is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, born on May 12, 1938 to his loving parents, the late Leonard George “Dayo” Sitzman Sr. and Lillian Crowe Sitzman Patterson. L.G. is the beloved husband of over 55 years to Felicine S. Sitzman; treasured father of Mark Christopher Sitzman (Kathryn Romano); proud grandfather of Guy Victor Naquin Jr. and Chelsea Marie Sitzman; and caring brother of Gregory Sitzman, the late Norvin Sitzman, and the late Karen Sitzman. He also leaves behind his first wife, Maria Trentadue, and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
As a child, L.G. kept his parents on their toes, even building a bomb and blowing a lot of stuff up. He is a graduate of Francis T. Nichols High School and attended the New Orleans Military Academy. During his time at New Orleans Military School, he once picked up a kid in a desk and threw him out the second story window. Surprisingly, they later became good friends. L.G. bravely served in the United States Army with the First Air Defense Guided Missile Brigade as a hawk missile instructor, stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas. In the 50's and 60's, he raced NHRA super stock ALT class and was a record holder during that time.
L.G. was a master plumber and licensed state general contractor. In 1976, he established Audubon Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling, Inc., which he was also the president of. He loved having friends and family over for get-togethers and crawfish boils and spending weekends watching all races from Nascar to NHRA. L.G. captained boats from his home in Lacombe across the Gulf of Mexico. He loved spending time on the water, even if it was just to drive out to the lake to sit and relax. He liked building and working on trucks, even buying several books to self-instruct on how to become a mechanic. L.G. touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family would like to thank the ICU nurses and staff of Ochsner Medical Center and St. Tammany Parish Hospital for their care of L.G.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Monday, November 22, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Audubon Funeral Home in Slidell. A funeral service with military honors will begin in the chapel at 4:00 p.m. L.G. will be laid to rest in the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery at a private burial. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Shriners Club are preferred. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
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