Enrique O. Gutierrez, Sr., age 90, passed away on Friday May 24, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Meriam LeBlanc Gutierrez. Loving father of Esther Jane Gutierrez, Enrique "Rick" Gutierrez Jr., Edward Gutierrez (Lin). Elizabeth "Lizz" Phillips (Terry) and Elaine Meyer (Chris). Proud grandfather of many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Son of the late Cirilo and Estella Clizac Gutierrez. Brother of Carmen Reno and the late Wilbert Gutierrez. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Enrique was an honorable World War II Navy Veteran who proudly served in the Pacific. He was a member of the VFW Post 7194. Throughout his life Enrique enjoyed playing in the S.J. Peters Band, Jefferson Community Band, played piano at the Gold Room and was a member of Jerry Caluda Stardusters and Orketts.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Charles Borromeo, 13396 River Rd., Destrehan on Tuesday May 28, 2013 at 10:00 am. Visitation will take place at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Blvd., Metairie on Monday evening 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm and Tuesday at St. Charles Borromeo from 9:00 am until time of service. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Garden. Condolences may be offered at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.