Published in The Times-Picayune
on September 24, 2009
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
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
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