Jose Delagneau, age 77, passed away very peacefully at his home on Monday, June 12, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by the love of his family.
Jose was originally a native from Masaya, Nicaragua. He was very proud to call New Orleans his home, where he resided since 1978. He was born to Jose Delagneau Sanders and Sabina Rosa Gonzalez Delagneau, on May 21, 1940.
He was a high school graduate from Instituto Pedagogico de Managua (La Salle) and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in civil engineering (5 year curriculum) and later a Masters in Structures from Tulane University.
In Nicaragua, as owner of IDECA, he was dedicated to the design and construction of several civil projects. In New Orleans he worked for Michael Grandolfi Engineering. He was introduced to the oil and gas industry in which he found his calling and where he dedicated most of his professional career.
He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). He received many accolades, among them “The Manned Flight Awareness Honoree” presented by NASA at Kennedy Space Center.
Jose is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Maria Jose Parodi Delagneau, his children, Christine-Marie, Gerald, Jose Joaquin, Alexander, Damaris and Jose Rene. His siblings Mildred, Ruby and Chester. His grandchildren Justin, Johnathon, Alesio, Veronica, Marcela, Jose Alejandro, Valeria and Nicole and many other relatives. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Rosa Lila and his brothers in law Luis and Martin.
He enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved spending time with family, traveling, cookouts, and particularly oil painting.
He left knowing that everyone loved him.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70124. Visitation at 11:00 am, Mass at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, we request that donations be made in his name to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org/donate.
The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online, at www.greenwoodfh.com.