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Hal J. Drez

September 23, 1938 — February 21, 2023

Baton Rouge

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Hal Joseph Drez, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at the age of 84.

Hal was a graduate of Jesuit High School and Tulane University graduating with a degree in electrical engineering.  He also served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy serving aboard the USS Saratoga and the USS Furse.  He was a devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather.  He had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Melanie Talley Drez; children, Karen Drez, Michael Drez (Deborah), and Roy Drez (Heidi); grandchildren, Emily Drez and Nicholas Drez; and brother, Ronald Drez (Judith).  He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Roger Drez and Aline Raynaud Drez.

Visitation will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Monday, February 27, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of St. Joseph Hospice for their tender compassionate care.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, February 27, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

15615 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70817

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 27, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

15615 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70817

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Burial

Monday, February 27, 2023

Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home

11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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