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Russell Bernard Robelot Obituary


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“To the family of Russell -- The School of Architecture sends our condolences to you during this sad time. Russell was an active and good alumnus...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Jori Erdman - Baton Rouge, LA

“Sometimes there are no explanations for things that happen. May God be with you during these very difficult days. I.B. Hoover ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: I.B. Hoover

“Walt &Cissie and family I am so sorry to hear about Russell he was a guy that is so polite and with a heart of gold and a smile for every body .I...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Robert A.Fos - Abita Springs, LA

“Russell was one of best friends growing up, and I cannot imagine a nicer, kind-hearted person. It seems like yesterday that Russell, John, Chris,...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Chris Biehl - Metairie, LA

“Walter and Darryl, I am so sorry to hear of this tragic news. You have such a wonderful family that you all have made such a lasting impression of...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Lee Lanoux - St. Francisville, LA

“My prayers and condolences go out to Russell and his family. I wish I would have had the pleasure to spend more time with him. I haven't really seen...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: James Mollere - New Orleans, LA

“Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. My younger brother John used to play with Russell. I remember him being around the house and...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Troy Moore - Theodore, AL

“I am so sorry for the loss of Russell Uncle Walt. My heart goes out to you, Darryl and Walt Jr. I know he will be missed so very much. All of you are...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Ilene Combe Stuckey

“Dear Walter & family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you at the difficult time. Sincerely, Don Dessauer &...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Don Dessauer - metairie, LA

“May the memories you share of Russell be a comfort to you in this time of loss. The legacy that Russ left is an amazing gift that he has given to...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: John E Veeser - New Ipswich, NH

“My condolences to the Robelot family. Russell and my brother,John Moore, Jr. were good friends in their younger years. I know Russell is deeply...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Theresa Hall - Lyman, SC

“Russell came into our life on his first day to Kindergarten. He was a regular fixture in our neighborhood, playing with all the children who grew up...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Moore Family - Metairie, LA

“Russell will be deeply missed. My heart and prayers are with your family and friends. ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Mark C Brupbacher - Metairie, LA

“So sad to lose such a kind and generous soul so soon. Russell will be missed dearly, but will live on in the hearts of those he touched. Heaven has...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Ame Flynn - New Orleans, LA

“Walt, Cissie and Family, We are never ready to let the people we love leave this earth, however, God has a greater plan and now has added an angel...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Cathy Quartararo - Metairie , LA

“Russ, You will be sadley missed.Friends Danny Jones Sr.,Danny Jones Jr.and Christopher Jones. ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Danny Jones Sr. - Destrehan, LA

“MY TOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE ROBELOT FAMILY AT THIS TIME. WALT SR. I AM SO SORRY FOR PASSING OF RUSSELL. ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: COACH HENRY RANDO - KENNER, LA

“May you rest in peace Russell. You were truly a wonderful, intelligent guy with a smile on your face and extended hand of friendship for everyone. ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Ed and Frances Miller - Newnan, GA

“Through the years, you were several things to me. A classmate, a teammate, a neighbor, a roommate, and a Paisan. I will miss having you at the...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Matt Rudiger - Kenner, LA

“My deepest sympathies at this sad time. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Ellen Cleary - San Francisco, CA

“Dear Mr. Walter, Walter,II, Darryl, Cissie, Susan and family, Once more I'd like to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences for the loss of...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Ed Parrino, Sr. - New Orleans, LA

“Always good times with you Russ. Through all of the Mardi Gras', LSU football games, & study sessions at LSU, you were always there for your...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Cain Merrick - LA

“Many good times and lots of memories. It is hard to believe you are gone. We will always cherish the time we spent together and there will never be a...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: John & Jenny Leze - Saint Rose, LA


Russell Robelot passed away on January 31, 2013, after a sudden illness at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. Beloved son of Walter A. Robelot and the late Elaine D. Robelot. Russell was a Baton Rouge resident and was 40 years of age. He is survived by his brothers, Walter A. Robelot, II, and Dr. Darryl R. Robelot, and his sisters-in-law, Cissie and Susan Robelot. He is also survived by his nephew, Ryan Robelot, and four nieces, Casey, Heather, Jordan and Jessica Robelot.

Russell was a native of Metairie and a graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School, where he played football and was a member of the track and wrestling teams. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1996 with a B.A. degree in Architecture.

Russell was employed as a licensed architect in the State of Louisiana for the past 11 years with CSRS Architects and Engineers in Baton Rouge. Russell, while employed with CSRS, was instrumental in the delivery of K-12 educational facilities over the last decade. During the course of his career with CSRS, Russell was also the program manager for several school systems, including the Zachary Community School System, St. John the Baptist Parish School System, Jefferson Parish Public School System and Ascension Parish School System. Two other notable projects on which Russell was the lead project architect were the Joseph J. Davies Elementary School in St. Bernard Parish, and Oceaneering International's new administration and manufacturing facility.

In his personal time he devoted his efforts to the AIA Student-Architect Mentorship Program working with architectural students from Louisiana State University and Southern University. His commitment to education, our community and the profession of architecture was recognized amongst his professional peers, having been recently elected to the American Institute of Architects Baton Rouge Chapter Board of Directors.

Russell was an avid and committed LSU football and baseball fan, being both a season ticket holder and TAF member for numerous years. He enjoyed tailgating and attending games with his good and loyal friends John, Darren, Matt, and Jeff. Special thanks to Russell's friends for their friendship, support and concern throughout Russell's life and recent illness.

Visitation will be Friday, February 8, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans, LA. A memorial mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Friends, relatives and co-workers are invited to attend.