Donald Schully

Obituary of Donald Kenneth Schully

Donald Kenneth Schully of Pearl River, Louisiana passed away on November 2, 2019 at the age of 89.  He was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, born on June 9, 1930 to Octave Schully and the late Lucille Schully. Donald is the beloved husband of Georgiana Wheelright Schully and caring father of Lori Schully Drake (Bill) and William Richard Schully (Tracy). He is the grandfather of Harry Drake, Brian Drake, Collin Schully, Paige Ansteth, and Samuel Drake; great-grandfather of Ayden Drake and Quinten Schully; and brother of Dinny, Bobby, Lucille, Kent, Lloyd, and Roy.  Donald is a graduate of S.J. Peters High School and attended Loyola University. He proudly served with the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and is a retired Civil Deputy with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Donald was extremely active in the community as a member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Terrytown Lion’s Club.   He also volunteered at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the Boy Scouts, and the New Orleans Sports Foundation, where he worked two Superbowls, a Final Four Basketball game, U.S. Gymnastics, and Track and Field Olympic Qualifications . He was also an avid photographer, birdwatcher, and lighting director at local little theaters. Donald touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in New Orleans, Louisiana. Interment will follow at Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice is requested. Memories and condolences may be shared at


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Memorial Service

1:30 pm
Friday, November 8, 2019
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
4640 Canal St.
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


Metairie Cemetery
5100 Pontchartrain Blvd
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Following Memorial Service
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