~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, DL Capt. Jack E. T. Saux II
May 2, 1942 ~ January 28, 2020
The family of Capt. Jack Saux sends us this sad news of the loss in their family…..word with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Jack Emile Saux II, age 77. Captain Saux joined Delta Air Lines 01-06-1969 and was based DFW and MSY. He is survived by his wife Yvonne, his children and grandchildren, plus many other close friends, family members and aviation colleagues. Friends write: “Retired DAL Capt. Jack Saux died 28 Jan 2020. He spent most of his career flying out of the MSY base where he was born and grew up. Jack was in intensive care at the St Tammany hospital.”
The family writes that a Celebration of Life event is planned for Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church, 130 Baronne St., New Orleans, Louisiana …..please see all information below.
For those who may wish to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as
424 Rosa Ave., Metairie, LA 70005-3420.
~ Carol for the PCN
On January 28, 2020, Jack Saux, after more than 77 years’ entertaining family, friends and always himself, has taken his sense of humor and personality to the next level of existence, the greatest venue of all.
Jack is survived by his beloved wife, Yvonne Graffagnino Saux, whom he met in 8th grade. Their over-fifty years of marriage were blessed by three children, Jack III, MD, Jennifer Saux Perry, and Stephanie Saux Desjardins, and the addition of nine wonderful grandchildren, Margret, Paul Jack, Virginia Claire, Isabella, Ben, Stephen, Dominic, Thomas Jack, and Michael. All featured prominently in Jack’s favorite stories of family adventures and events.
Jack’s life, while filled with humor, was also punctuated by service to his family, friends, country, and Church.
After graduation from Jesuit High School in New Orleans and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Jack was a pilot in the *U.S. Air Force for five and half years, including a year tour in Viet Nam. During that service, he was awarded two Air Medals, an Air Force Commendation Medal, a handful of Vietnamese decorations, and was the not-so-proud recipient of a unique foot fungus.
After the military, Jack’s next career step was as a pilot with one of the nation’s major airlines. He flew for that company for 27 years, 17 years domestically and 10 years on international routes. His favorite aircraft was the DC-9. While flying the line he also served 10 years as Chairman of the local pilots’ union and 4 years as an Executive Vice President of the national union.
Jack’s early retirement from the airline allowed him to devote time to writing and publishing six of his novels. In payback for the wonderful life he was given, he volunteered in service at Jesuit Church on Baronne Street. He served as Chair of the Parish Council for over 10 years.
Katrina came during that time, and the trunk of Jack’s car became the parish office as he, Fr. Ron Boudreaux S.J. and Bro. Walter Eckler, S.J. worked to repair the damage to the 160-year-old building. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Harry Tompson Center, a social outreach to the homeless, from its beginning until his death.
During these years of retirement and volunteering, his former airline declared bankruptcy and his pension was cut by 95%. Jack returned to the workforce, once again in service to others, selling real estate with Engle and Volkers’ Realtors, adding many clients and other realtors to his long list of friends.
A celebration of a life filled with love, service, and commitment, interspersed with vast periods of laughter will be held at Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church, 130 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA on Monday, February 3, 2020. Visitation will begin at 1:00pm – 2:30pm. The rosary will be recited at 2:30pm. Followed by Mass at 3:00pm. Private burial at a later date at USNA.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Harry Tompson Center c/o Immaculate Conception Church, 130 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70112.
Obituary written by Jack E. Saux, Jr. and edited by Keith Wolf (as was their habit).
Jack Saux family
From: email@example.com Sent: 1/24/2020
Subject: re Jack Saux in intensive care
Please let everyone know I have read all the well wishes that have been sent to Dad
and he asked me to send a thank you reply.
All the prayers are greatly appreciated.
*Military bio and pic http://www.usna63.org/elb/page.php?Page=540
JACK EMILE SAUX, JR.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Jack, a true rebel, came to the Naval Academy straight from Jesuit High with a determination to "set the place straight" in his mind. Although he never quite succeeded in doing so, he never gave up his attempts. Academics were no trouble for Jack, and although his grades were better than average, he still found time to devote to the LOG, the Lucky Bag, and sailing. Not one to forget about the finer things in life, Jack is known for being a connoisseur of wine, women, and song, and he can always be counted upon to take part in any merrymaking which may arise. Jack's dreams for the future are housed around "jockeying a jet." We all know that regardless of the game he plays, Jack can be counted on to come out a winner.
Class of 1963
Jack Saux (Current Data, dated 9-15-2013)
After graduation, and I was one of the ones who switched to USAF, Yvonne and I went to flight school in Lubbock Texas, spent two years hauling trash over the Pacific, a year in Vietnam, and a year as a flight instructor before leaving the service for the airlines.
I flew for an airline for 27 years and took an early retirement to devote time to writing.
I have had two novels published, one as an ebook and one in paperback, third due out this fall.
We have three children and nine grandchildren and still live in the New Orleans area.