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 strokeassociation.org
or Torrance Hospice 3300 Lomita Blvd., Torrance CA 90505 (310) 784-3751.