Jack Emmanuel Sassone

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 27, 2010

METAIRIE, La. — Jack Emmanuel Sassone passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at the age of 84. Born in Osyka, Miss., Mr. Sassone was an alumnus of Loyola University of the South and of the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy. He served as guest lecturer at Xavier University School of Pharmacy and the Louisiana State School of Dentistry.

Mr. Sassone was a member and past president of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. He had been a hospital chief pharmacist and proprietor of a retail and institutional pharmacy, and he authored articles pertinent to consultant pharmacy practice. A veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II, his hobbies included fishing, boating, golfing, gardening and acting and producing in amateur theater. He was a member of the Serra Club, the Alliance for Good Government, the Krewe of Endymion, the Italian American Society and the Bocce Club. He was a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Church in Metairie, La.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Edith Dillenkoffer Sassone; son Dr. Randy E. Sassone and daughter-in-law Denise Broussard Sassone, son Oley G. Sassone and Sally Perry; daughter Judge Martha E. Sassone and George A. Cella III; son Joseph Sassone and Stephanie Larrowe; and grandchildren, Tyler, Charles, Rachel and Lily Sassone.

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Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2010. Interment will be at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday and on Friday from 10 until 11 a.m. To sign and view the family guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com