Mark Allan Hoâ LeBlanc passed away on November 1, 2019 at the age of 69. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Blanton LeBlanc for 37 years and loving father to Elisabeth, Mark Edward (Caroline) of Baton Rouge, and Allan (Ryan) of San Francisco, and grandfather to Elliott Grace, Logan, Mary Louise, Virginia, Marguerite, and Emily Rose.
He is survived by his father Clyde Hoâ LeBlanc and his brothers and sisters Clyde Hoâ LeBlanc, S.J., Suzanne Lemaitre (Justin), Richard LeBlanc (Nancy), Steven LeBlanc (Marilyn), Robert LeBlanc (Penny), Jeanne Williams (Conrad “Duke”), Dianne Dunham (Michael), Adrianne LeBlanc, John LeBlanc, Thomas LeBlanc (Maria), Marianne David (Salem), and Julianne LeBlanc, and preceded in death by his mother Joanne Escarra LeBlanc and his brothers Roger LeBlanc and Marion LeBlanc.
Mark loved his family and being on the water. He was a lifelong sailor and member of the Southern Yacht Club. He competed in national and international one-design and ocean racing events. He was part of the team that won the Sears Cup in 1967, and he competed in the 1968 and 1972 U.S. Olympic trials.
Friends and family are invited to attend a mass on Wednesday, November 6 at 3:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church, 130 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA, with a visitation before beginning at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Olympic Sailing Association at New Orleans, 300 Board of Trade Place, New Orleans 70130, or Jesuit High School of New Orleans, www.jesuitnola.org/donate.