Lawrence "LJ" Joseph Delsa Jr.

August 11, 1943October 5, 2021

Lawrence Joseph (LJ) Delsa, Jr., born August 11, 1943 in New Orleans, LA, peacefully entered into eternal life on October 5, 2021 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of 58 years to Claudia Truxillo Delsa. Loving father of Darryl S. Delsa (Julie) and the late Michael L. Delsa. Adoring grandfather of Devin J. Delsa. Son of the late Lawrence Joseph Delsa, Sr. and Jennie Daly Delsa. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Dorothy Delsa Barkemeyer and Janet Delsa Wood. LJ treasured his nieces, nephews, and large loving family. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp before joining the New Orleans Police Department. LJ retired from the NOPD after a 30 year career. Following his retirement, he worked for the Orleans Parish Courts and the DEA. LJ loved to spend time with his family and friends and was known to be the life of the party with his dancing and entertaining storytelling. He enjoyed many years of coaching at Girard Playground. LJ loved all sports, reading, and going to the movies. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Ann Church and Shrine, 3601 Transcontinental Dr, Metairie, LA on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 12:00 PM. Visitation with the family will begin at 10:00 AM. Inurnment to follow in St. Patrick Cemetery # 3, 143 City Park Avenue, New Orleans, LA. LJ was devoted to St. Jude, in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Arrangements by Neptune Society of New Orleans, 504-464-3095.


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Kenny Spellman

October 12, 2021

On behalf of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and Brother Martin High School, I offer our prayers and condolences. We will say a Mass in his memory.

Father of all, we pray to you for LJ, all those we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Kenny Spellman ’84
Brother Martin High School