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Hypolite T. Landry Jr., MD

September 17, 1926 — March 18, 2023

Baton Rouge, LA

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Hypolite Theophile Landry, Jr., MD passed away March 18, 2023, at the age of 96. He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on September 17, 1927. He spent his entire life serving this community. As a young boy, his very first job was delivering newspapers downtown on his bicycle. He was a 1944 graduate of Catholic High School and proceeded to work as a materials analyst at Esso Standard from 1945 to 1950.  He went on to enlist in the United States Army in 1950 where he served his country for three years during the Korean War. After returning home he attended Louisiana State University and earned his medical degree. He was a general practitioner in his own private practice until becoming coroner of East Baton Rouge Parish from 1972 to 1998. He founded the first inpatient drug and alcohol treatment program in the parish, The Baton Rouge Detox Center. Even while growing his career, he still found time to set the world record for the quickest flight around the world in a single engine plane in 1969. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved nothing more than relaxing on his wooden boat, Moon River. His eyes visibly lit up when he proudly shared his collection of trains, antique cars and motorcycles. While his career and other hobbies were a part of his eclectic character, music was his true passion. His ability to play every instrument handed to him evoked joyfulness to all he entertained. He even had a pipe organ built into his home, a feat that took six months of work! H.T., as he is so fondly called by his family, was preceded in death by his parents Hypolite Theophile Landry, Sr. and Gladys Dupuy Landry; sisters Jean Wilson, Betty Schwartz, Roberta Thomas; nieces Larry Jean Wilson, Ann Thomas; nephew Daryl Schwartz. He is survived by his nieces Lila Graham (Larry), Linda Verbois (Bill), Leslie Poche (Richard), Karen Saffiotti (Joe); nephews John Wilson (Elizabeth), David Wilson (Mary), Ivan Schwartz, Marlin Schwartz, DDS; brother-in-law Daniel Schwartz, MD; and special friend Marshall Ann Bourgeois. Pallbearers are Shawn Brown, Chuck Smith, Cliff Rice, Leon Tranchina, Richard Schulze and Daniel Landry. Honorary pallbearers are Tip McKnight, MD., Hillar Moore, Sid Gautreaux, and Larry Graham. The family would like to offer special thanks to Tabitha Gann and Elizabeth Green for taking such good care of him for years, and to his recent caregivers Mary, Denise, Linda, Tina, Brenda and Venisha for their exceptional and loving care during his time of need. Hypolite’s charisma through life, and loyalty to his friends and family made him the legend that he will always be remembered as. Our dear Danny boy, “the pipes, the pipes are calling. From glen to glen, and down the mountain side. The summer’s gone, and all the roses falling. It’s you, it’s you must go and I must bide.” Oh, Danny boy, we love you so! In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Baton Rouge Symphony, Catholic High School, or Amedisys Hospice Care in his honor. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 25th, 2023, at Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home. The visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until the funeral service begins at 3:00 PM. The graveside service and burial will immediately follow. A reception will be held in the reception hall at Resthaven Funeral Home following the conclusion of the graveside services.

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

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