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Reno Jean Daret III left this beautiful Earth on March 9, 2023. He celebrated his 75th birthday on February 13, 2023. The beloved husband of Antoinette MaryJane Trapani Daret, for 51 years. Loving father to Leah Antoinette Khoobehi, father-in-law to Dr. Kaveh David Khoobehi, Grandpa to his two granddaughters, Clara Antoinette Khoobehi and Juliette Daret Khoobehi. Preceded in death by his parents Reno Jean Daret Jr., and Dorothy Schlater Daret, and his son, Reno Jean Daret IV. Brother to one sister, Gwendolyn Martinez. Reno was born in New Orleans, and was so proud to say he would never call any other place his home. He graduated from Fortier High School, obtained his B.S in education from LSU and his Masters in education from UNO. He taught students for 19 years an elementary teacher and middle school special education teacher. He was a New Orleans firefighter for 10 years. He served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force with LA Air National Guard. Reno and his wife traveled to all 7 continents and 103 countries. Seeing the world and different cultures was one of his greatest passions. He worked hard to uncover the past through his genealogical research and put volumes of family genealogy in the Mormon Library in Salt Lake City and Tulane Library in New Orleans. Through his research, he became a member of 1699 Historical Society, Society of War of 1812, Founders of the City of New Orleans, and Sons of the American Revolution. In his youth, he was a Boy Scout, and became an Eagle Scout in 1963 with Troop 14, at McDonogh 14. In 2022, Reno brought back the Bienville Trail and Carrolton Trail to scouting, which was originally created by his father in 1981. He was happy to share his thoughts about making the world a better place when he ran for State Senator in the 2021 election. He was an entrepreneur and became a huge collector of curiosities and memorabilia. His greatest being a vast collection of historical New Orleans postcards, which he preserved in his online postcard museum. Reno Jean Daret, III was a true renaissance man and a believer in the human race with Love and God in all.
Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral service on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans LA 70124. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m., and continue until service time. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations for Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans or Hotel Hope at hotelhope.org. Condolences may be expressed at www.greenwoodfh.com