Reno Jean Daret IV, TeJean, born on August 21st, 1981 at Lakeside Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana. He excitedly arrived 2 ½ months early into this world, and sadly left this world at age 38. His life ended suddenly in a fatal car accident on October 26th, 2019. Being native to New Orleans and growing up in Jefferson Parish, all who knew him knew he was a true New Orleanian at heart. He truly was so lively, jubilant, and caring, and his genuine nature is why he was loved by so many.
In his short 38 years his accomplishments were many, and his joy for life was beautiful. He traveled extensively with his family throughout the United States and Mexico. Growing up he loved Taekwondo and earned his black belt. He also enjoyed being outdoors and practicing survival skills as a Boy Scout with Troop 117 and became an Eagle Scout with Troop 296. He graduated from Grace King High School and Nicholls State University with a BS in Marketing, and was a proud member of Theta Xi fraternity. Professionally Reno had an entrepreneurial spirit and loved making a deal and turning trash into treasure, just like his father and grandfather. This spirit led him to starting his own computer business at 19 years of age where he helped troubleshoot and build computers. His enthusiasm for fixing and solving problems led him to becoming a millwright where he joined the Millwright & Machinery Erectors L.U. 729 Union. He was excited to soon become a journeyman.
He is survived by his parents, Reno Jean Daret III and Antoinette Mary Jane Trapani Daret, his wife and love of his life, Casey Marie Daret, his only sister, Leah Antoinette Daret Khoobehi, his brother-in-law, Kaveh David Khoobehi, and his niece, Clara Antoinette Khoobehi, who he was so proud to be her uncle. He is also survived by his father’s sister, Aunt Gwendolyn Daret Martinez and her family who will miss him forever, his mother’s sister-in-law, Aunt Donna Steiner, and his Father’s aunt, Great Aunt Marion Daret Willson and family.
He truly made a mark in his life for 38 years.
A private family-and-friends service will be held on Monday, November 11th at 11am at Greenwood Cemetery, 5190 Canal Blvd. A second line parade and celebration will occur at a later date. Please share feelings on the Greenwood Funeral site. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.
Love one another, love is all we need.