Glenn Clayton Daws, Sr.

Glenn Clayton Daws, Sr. passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside on Saturday January 14, 2017 at 1:45 pm – just short of his 81st birthday. He was a native of New Orleans and life-long resident of Chalmette until Katrina took his home in 2005. From then he spent his remaining years living with his ever close brother Matt. He lived well until the last 4 months when he began experiencing complications from pneumonia and congestive heart failure. He fought a courageous battle trying his hardest to remain among us. His family knew him as a loving husband, nurturing father, generous grand and great-grandfather. Growing up, Glenn had a love of sports and continued to show his support of the athletics by watching his grand and great-grandchildren play. Glenn worked hard all his life and was passionate about the automotive world as shown by his employment through the years at: Dixie Electric and Auto Parts, Auto Painting and Repairs and Quality Used Cars.

He will be remembered for his zest of life especially his love of food, his funny theatrical stories (which he loved to repeat), and his generosity in helping others.

Glenn is preceded in death by his wife Rosemary LaFrance Cashman, His son Glenn Daws, Jr. (Tina), his parents Robert and Stella Daws, his brothers John Zeller, Sidney Zeller, and Clarence Zeller.

He is survived by his brother Matt Daws (Maria) and nephew Darrell Daws; his daughters Angela Ansardi, Colleen Gamer (Jon), Justine Daws, and Danette Simon (Ray); his grandchildren Amy Oliver (Bryan), Amber Bopp, Jamie Campbell (Ashley), Donovan Calfee (Jodie), Derek Calfee, Robby Arena, Alexandra “Rosie” Arena, Destiny Simon, and Gabriella Daws and his great-grandchildren Tyson, Noah and Pierson Oliver, Ashton and Austin “bulldozer” Campbell, Lilly, Joel and Donovan “DJ” Calfee.

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 Tuesday, January 24th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., followed by a funeral mass in his memory beginning at 1:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest with his beloved wife and son in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit