Arthur Charles Hugh Pretlove Sr. entered into eternal life on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at the age of 79. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Frances Gagliano Pretlove; his children Arthur Pretlove Jr. (Jeannine) and Suzanne Reed (Jon). Proud grandfather of Addison Pretlove and Alexa Reed. He is also survived by his sister Betsy Rizzuto, his brother Jimmy Pretlove and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents Henri Pretlove & Agnes McClymont Pretlove and his brother Bobby Pretlove.
Arthur was born on March 4, 1938, in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish. He has been a resident of Slidell, LA since 2005. He was a proud United States Air Force Veteran and was honorably discharged in 1957. He was a former employee of the New Orleans Police Department, St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office and Kaiser Aluminum. He retired from Avondale Shipyard after many years of dedicated service. He was a proud member of the Bayou Lacombe Masonic Lodge # 459 (past master) and Ocean Orleans Masonic Lodge # 144. He was also a member of the South Mississippi Gun Association, Sea Horse Scuba Club and the St. Bernard Pistol and Rifle Range.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A Masonic service will begin at 1:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest with military honors in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.