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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 of...Read More »
1 of 66 | Posted by: Jori Erdman - Baton Rouge, LA

“My Prayers and condolences to the Robelot family!.... He was a great guy! ”
2 of 66 | Posted by: Dwayne Mara - LA

“Sometimes there are no explanations for things that happen. May God be with you during these very difficult days. I.B. Hoover ”
3 of 66 | Posted by: I.B. Hoover

“Russell may you rest in peace. You will be missed greatly ”
4 of 66 | Posted by: Albert Pumila, Jr - Metairie, LA

“Walter, It broke our hearts to hear of your son's passing. Please know you are in our hearts & prayers. Charlie & Pat Coates ”
5 of 66 | Posted by: Charlie & Pat Coates - Destrehan, LA

“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 »
6 of 66 | 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 »
7 of 66 | Posted by: Chris Biehl - Metairie, LA

“Russell you will be missed. You were such a great human being. Your family is in my Prayers. ”
8 of 66 | Posted by: John Gilmore Jr - Kenner, 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 »
9 of 66 | 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 »
10 of 66 | 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 »
11 of 66 | 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 »
12 of 66 | Posted by: Ilene Combe Stuckey

“Thoughts and prayers go out to the Robelot Family. ”
13 of 66 | Posted by: Brad Courtney

“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 »
14 of 66 | Posted by: Don Dessauer - metairie, LA

“You were a great leader, and I am glad I had the time to know you during football and wrestling. You will be missed. God bless you and your family. ”
15 of 66 | Posted by: Darryl Vizzini, Jr - Gonzales, LA

“Our deepest sympathy to the Robelot family. Russel grew up as our neighbor, schoolmate, teammate, and friend. We cherished our time with him. He...Read More »
16 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathies are extended to the Robelot Family on Russell's passing from the Rummel Football Team. ”
17 of 66 | Posted by: Jay Roth - Metairie, LA

“Kevin Casanova ”
18 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest sympathy to the Robelot family on the passing of Russell. He was a blessing on and off the playing field.My two sons had the privledge of...Read More »
19 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Faculty, staff and students at Archbishop Rummel High School send their condolences to the Robelot family. Russell and family are being remembered...Read More »
20 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Gonna miss ya brother. In my thoughts and prayers. ”
21 of 66 | Posted by: michael pizzolato - metairie, LA

“With deepest sympathy for his family and close friends. I knew Russell at Rummel and was on the track team with him. He was a great guy. Raider Pride...Read More »
22 of 66 | Posted by: Gary Breaux 89' - 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 »
23 of 66 | 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 »
24 of 66 | Posted by: Theresa Hall - Lyman, SC

“My deepest sympathies to the Robelot family. Russell was a wonderful childhood friend with a great personality and a warm heart! Rest in peace...Read More »
25 of 66 | Posted by: Sherri Buckel Guidry - Metairie, LA

“Our prayers to Russell and his family. Keep the FAITH. ”
26 of 66 | Posted by: Chris and Rori Adams - LA

“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 »
27 of 66 | Posted by: Moore Family - Metairie, LA

“Russell will be deeply missed. My heart and prayers are with your family and friends. ”
28 of 66 | Posted by: Mark C Brupbacher - Metairie, LA

“Big Russ -you will be missed. Thanks for all of the memories both on and off the field. Marc Milano ”
29 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Russ, you will be so missed. Your kindness,generosity, and friendship will never be forgotten. ”
30 of 66 | Posted by: Laine Buquoi - Kenner, LA

“"Robes" was the genuine article. One of the most beautiful people that I will sorely miss. He made me laugh & smile even on the football field at the...Read More »
31 of 66 | Posted by: Scott Wingerter - Metairie, LA

“We will miss you greatly Russell ”
32 of 66 | Posted by: Michael and Jennifer DiLorenzo - LA

“I'm so sorry to hear about Russell I can't believe one of our "26th street" childhood friends are gone! We all have many memories of Russell and he...Read More »
33 of 66 | Posted by: Dee-Dee Wiltz - Metairie, LA

“I have many childhood memories with Russell and the 26th St. gang! My thoughts and prayers are with the Robelot family. ”
34 of 66 | Posted by: Joanne St Martin - Cypress, TX

“Russel you were a great team mate at Rummel, my thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. ”
35 of 66 | Posted by: John Roberts, Jr - Metaire, LA

“Way too young! Raider Pride...Prayers for the family ”
36 of 66 | Posted by: Chris Russo - Madisonville, LA

“To the Robelot family:It was an honor knowing Russell and being able to call him a classmate and teammate at Rummel. May the Lord comfort you at this...Read More »
37 of 66 | Posted by: Brad Burckel - Tyler, TX

“One of the kindest and Nicest people in the World- You will truly be missed!! Our entire family will be praying for yours Russell!!!! Earth lost a...Read More »
38 of 66 | Posted by: Ricky & Natasia Kissinger - LA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Robelot family! I was fortunate to share many of childhood days with Russell and will forever cherish those...Read More »
39 of 66 | Posted by: Janice Wiltz - Mandeville, 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 »
40 of 66 | 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 »
41 of 66 | Posted by: Cathy Quartararo - Metairie, LA

“You were a very special friend Russell I will miss you very much and remember all the fun we had growing up together,my thoughts and prayers go out...Read More »
42 of 66 | Posted by: Daphne' LaPlace - Picayune, MS

“Russ, You will be sadley missed.Friends Danny Jones Sr.,Danny Jones Jr.and Christopher Jones. ”
43 of 66 | 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. ”
44 of 66 | Posted by: COACH HENRY RANDO - KENNER, LA

“Thoughts and prayers to Mr. Robelot and family. Russell was a good man and great friend. ”
45 of 66 | Posted by: Patrick Parks - New Orleans, LA

“Through the years, you were several things to me. A classmate, a teammate, a neighbor, a roommate, and a Paisan. Most of all, you were a good friend...Read More »
46 of 66 | Posted by: Matt Rudiger - Kenner, LA

“So sad to lose such kind and generous soul so soon. Russell will be missed dearly, but will live on in the hearts of those he touched. Heaven has a...Read More »
47 of 66 | Posted by: Ame Flynn - New Orleans, 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. ”
48 of 66 | Posted by: Ed and Frances Miller - Newnan, GA

“To Russell's family: My name is Judy West Tracy, and I was Russell's first grade teacher at Westgate Elementary in the 1978-79 school year. I...Read More »
49 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Our condolences to the Robelot family. We knew Russel from Rummel, where our son, Billy, played football with him. Our hearts go out to your family...Read More »
50 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“You will be greatly missed! We love you! ”
51 of 66 | Posted by: Kris and Angie 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 »
52 of 66 | Posted by: Matt Rudiger - Kenner, LA

“Prayers for Russell and the Robelot family. What an outstanding young man he was! ”
53 of 66 | Posted by: Diane Marsh-Johnson - Caledonia, MS

“Jina and I are so very sorry to hear of Russell's passing. The family has our sincerest sympathy and prayers for the family. ”
54 of 66 | Posted by: Kim Ellingburg - Biloxi, MS

“My deepest sympathies at this sad time. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
55 of 66 | Posted by: Ellen Cleary - San Francisco, CA

“Russell was a great guy and a great friend to my son David. Our family enjoyed being with him so much at David's wedding. My heart is breaking for...Read More »
56 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Oh Russ how you will be missed. You brought many smiles to lots of the Raider followers. Bless you and your family. ”
57 of 66 | Posted by: Kenny Jeansonne - Red Lodge, MT

“Russell was a well-behaved and scholarly gentleman at Archbishop Rummel. I am happy to have had Russell in my class. May God ease the pain of his...Read More »
58 of 66 | Posted by: Al Ferry - Jefferson, LA

“Robelot, as my sons called him was a kind and fun person. Your life was cut short, and now you have been called home. May God give your family...Read More »
59 of 66 | Posted by: Bonnie Wibel - Metairie, LA

“I will always cherish our friendship and I will miss you greatly Russell! You are one of a kind. God Bless. I love you. ”
60 of 66 | Posted by: David Pickens - Dallas, TX

“Matt and Cristie Rudiger ”
61 of 66 | Posted by: - LA

“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 your...Read More »
62 of 66 | Posted by: Ed Parrino, Sr. - New Orleans, 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 »
63 of 66 | Posted by: John & Jenny Leze - St. Rose, LA


64 of 66 | Posted by: John & Jenny Leze - St. Rose, 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 »
65 of 66 | 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 »
66 of 66 | 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.