On December 12, 2009, Eris Duhon Jr. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. Born August 10, 1931 in Kaplan, LA. Eris is survived by his wife, Jane T. Duhon, daughter Malana R. Geraci-Mouton (James); son, Mark J. Duhon (Theresa); 3 grandchildren, Daniel H. Duhon, USAF; Warren J. Duhon; Laurel M. Geraci; three sisters, Enix (Ricki) Guidry of Kaplan, LA; Ella Ronsonette of Bridge City, TX; Mary Lou Johnson of Buna, TX; Sister-in-Law Catherine Duhon of Lafayette, LA; Brother-in-Law Andrus Bertrand of Crowley, LA. Eris is preceded in death by his parents Eris and Anita Duhon; two brothers, Roicy and Joseph Duhon; three sisters Elsie Faulk, Joyce Bertrand and Wilda LeMaire. After serving time in the US Navy during the Korean War as a telegraph operator on aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge, Eris came to California in 1955 where he met his wife Jane of 52 years and started his family. He was a 52 year resident of Torrance, CA., a retiree of Southern California Edison of 34 years, and a longtime member of St. James Church, serving in the Holy Name Society, Usher, and Board Member of Parishioners Federal Credit Union. Anyone who knew Eris knew how much he loved his family, friends, food and especially children. He was very proud of his Cajun heritage and was an enthusiastic storyteller. He shared his love of Cajun cooking with all who would pass through his door and passed down these talents on to his grandchildren. He was a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather (Popee) and godfather. Visitation and Rosary will be Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 from 4-8pm at Rice Mortuary 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA. Funeral mass will be held at 10am on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 at St. James Church, 415 Vincent St., Redondo Beach, CA. Internment following funeral at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Reception following burial. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that donations to be made in the honor of Eris Duhon, Jr. to the American Stroke Society online at or Torrance Hospice 3300 Lomita Blvd., Torrance CA 90505 (310) 784-3751.

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  1. Aunt Jane, I am so sorry to hear this news. May God give your family comfort and strength in this time of sorrow. I know we didn’t get out that way much, but we love you and wish you well. Mary, Jenny, Riley, Mike, and David.

  2. Jane and Family: I may not be there physically but my love and thoughts are with you. I enjoyed our visits in Louisiana with both of you. I will keep the family in my prays and I will miss him, but I know he is not suffering anymore. For that I am thankful. Jane please take care of yourself and I hope we can visit either by phone or in person as time goes on. Tell all the family I love them and wish them peace. Love Always, Ella D. Ronsonette

  3. Aunt Jane, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I wish we could be there. Uncle Jr. will be missed by all of us. I can remember when i was a little girl looking out of mom and dads living room window waiting for ya’ll to drive up. I knew he was bringing a box of candy for momma and mamom. Once again we are praying for you and your family. Keep in touch. We love ya’ll Love Ida,

  4. Our love and support is with you all. We will miss you uncle Jr. May God bless you and keep your family together and strong.

  5. Mark, I was so very sad to hear about your sweet dad. I always loved chatting with him after church, he was such a positive spirit. I run into Warren frequently and it always warmed my heart to hear how he was staying with his grandparents and helping to take care of them. He’s a good boy who knows the value of his wonderful family. Please extend my condolences to Theresa and the rest of your clan. You’re all in my prayers, and I know you’re dad is smiling down on all of you.

  6. I always thought of Uncle Jr as someone special. He would not allow a few mountains and a couple of streams to forget us or us forget you’ll. I did not realize how much I will miss him till I saw his tribute. My heart hurts with you guys… Love you’ll, Randy

  7. Aunt Jane, Mark and Malana: We wanted to extend our love and support for you during this difficult time. The times and thoughts I have of Uncle Eris always involved a smile, love of Cajun coffee, and always being welcome no matter how long it had been. The visit at your home several years ago and the great food is a memory I still treasure. By keep his Cajun spirit in our everyday lives it is the greatest gift we can give to him and each other. With Love Kenneth, Vanessa, Collin, Reid, and Cooper Ronsonette

  8. Aunt Jane, Malana, & Mark, Patty and I wish to express our deepest sorrow for your loss. We will always be reminded of the times we visited when he would take us down to see the sites. It wasn’t so much the sightseeing that was important as much as getting to spend time with him and Aunt Jane. I will always remember his booming voice and the way he was always glad to see us when he came down to Louisiana. We will miss him terribly and wish that we could be there with you all to celebrate his life.

  9. Aunt Jane and family we would like to let you know you are all in our hearts and prayers. We will miss uncle Jr very much. The one thing we will remember about him is how much he loved us. We will always remember the good times we had when you all came to visit. If there is anything you all need PLEASE let us know. we wish we could be there with you all. WE LOVE ALL OF YOU VERY MUCH. LOVE ANDRUS BERTRAND AND KIDS

  10. I know this is a hard time for everyone. I only wish I could have been able to go and pay my last respects. But know that you and yours are in my prayers. Love Anita

  11. Jane, I’m so sorry to hear of your news. I really enjoyed Eris and more recently ran across him at the donut shop in the mall on 190th and Anza as well as at the Trader Joes not far from your house. More recently means in the past several years. I was glad I got a hug from him at that time. He will always be remembered in my heart.

  12. Dear Jane, Malana and Mark, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy and my heart goes out to all of you. You all are in my thoughts and prayers and I pray that God will comfort and strengthen you at this difficult time. I will always have fond memories of Eris when we were kids. He was always so nice to me and my sisters and kind and friendly to us. He always made us feel like family in his home, along with you, Jane. God Bless you all! Love you, Gabriela O’Connor

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