Lester A. Doncost was born and raised in New Orleans and was a graduate of Holy Cross High School. He was a long term member of the Knights of Columbus and a former Navy veteran. He passed away in Our Land of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge on September 8, 2019. He is survived by two sons and two grandchildren. Lester was laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana. Greenwood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.