The Obit For Hubie Jeandron

John Jeandron "Hubie"

Published in The Times-Picayune on September 24, 2009

John "Hubie" Jeandron passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 19, 2009. He was 86 years old.

Beloved husband of the late Pauline Burleson-Jeandron for 50 years. Companion of Jane Thomas. Father of Gary Jeandron (wife, Vicki), Stephanie Derbes (husband, Doug) and Jené Jeandron. Stepfather of Patsy Trayling and Stanley Campbell (wife, Kay). Brother of Gilbert Jeandron and Pearl Jeandron. Also survived by 9 grandchildren. Preceded in death by 6 brothers and sisters.

Hubie was a WWII Navy veteran, member of VFW Post 6640, American Legion Post 307 and was a former professional baseball player.

Hubie started his Minor League career in 1941 at the age of 16 playing for Port Arthur in the Evangeline League. Hubie played 14 years in the minors. His best year was 1952 when he hit .327 and had 167 hits playing for Clovis in the West Texas-New Mexico League but it was also his best year because he met his wife Pauline.

Known for his long home runs in the Minors, Hubie was called up by the Washington Senators the last week of the season in 1952 but like in the movie "Bull Durham", he never got to bat in a Major League game. He also signed with the Boston Red Socks.

While stationed in Hawaii during WWII, Hubie played for the Navy All-Star team that won the Central Pacific Championship in 1943, competing with such players as Phil Rizzuto, Pee Wee Reese, Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio. Hubie served as a Pharmacist's Mate Second Class and received his Honorable Discharge in December 1945.

In the latter part of his life he enjoyed dancing with his companion, Jane and his friends.

The relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home Chapel, 4747 Veterans Blvd., near Clearview Pkwy., in Metairie, LA on Saturday morning, September 26, 2009 at 10:00 AM.

Interment will follow in Greenwood Mausoleum.

Visitation will be on Friday evening, September 25, 2009 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 8:30 AM until time of service.

The online guestbook is available at www.legacy.com