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“I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. As a teacher, I knew Rene from his work in the school system. He was a good man. Remembering fun times in the...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Sherry Barberio DeGruy - Hammond, LA

“R.I.P. my old Friend. I will always remember the fun times we had back in High School. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Linden Raimer - Covington, LA

“Linda, my condolences to you and your family. Rene was a wonderful man and never failed to smile and speak when I saw him. I know you had many good...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Locascio Pittman - Hammond, LA

“Was so sorry to read of Reno's passing. I went to school at capdau and Johnny mack. He was always such a nice. Sweet person. Glad I got to see him...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: GAYLE JOHNSTON - METAIRIE, LA

“Chantel, Shannon and Family:We were saddened to hear of Rene's passing. He was a good man.I know Brenda's grand mother, Pauline thought the world of...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Michael Peralta - Maurepas, LA

6 of 12 | Posted by: FRANK & ROSE MARY SPALITTA - LA

“Carlo and I are so sorry to learn of your loss. We care and will keep Rene and you and your family in our prayers.Ii ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Connie Triolo - Ponchatoula, LA

“When My office was in the courthouse it was always a joy to arrive to work and be welcomed by Rene's smile and joyful attitude. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Scott O'Flynn - Covington, LA

“Praying and sending love for the family. Rene was a good man, and I know he will be missed by many. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Denise Donlan - Fort Myers, FL

“A friend and co-worker will be sadly missed. Rene always had something to say and entertain you. Janey and I will miss Rene and praying for the...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Leon and Janey Duncan - LA

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“Linda and family ,So sorry to hear this. I know Rene' will be missed. He was always so kind . I know he is in Our Lords hands now.He and the family...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Vernon and Peggy Monistere Johnson - MO

René Charles Petz, Jr., of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away at his home on Monday, January 4, 2021, at the age of 76. He was born on June 24, 1944, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of the late René Charles Petz, Sr. and Dorothy Doize Petz. René was raised in New Orleans East and graduated from P. A. Capdau Junior High School and John McDonogh Senior High School. He also attended Southeastern Louisiana University where he met the love of his life, Linda Monistere. René had a lifelong career in law enforcement starting in 1968 at Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Over the years he also worked at Hammond Police Department, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office and the Civil Division, and St. Tammany Sheriff's Office as a Deputy and Court Bailiff. Through his work as a Deputy Sheriff, René inspired so many young people. He loved camping, fishing and spending his time outdoors. René was a fun-loving, humorous prankster who made friends everywhere he went. He loved children and had a special gift for soothing crying babies, and he was known as "Pappy" to his grandchildren and everyone else's grandchildren. René loved his family dearly and his quirky habits, unique singing and colorful jokes will be cherished memories for everyone that knew and loved him.

René is survived by his wife of 54 wonderful years, Linda Monistere Petz; children, René Charles Petz, III, Troy S. Petz (Jerry Gilbreath), Shannon L. Petz-Musacchia (Anthony, III), and Chantel Petz Hilbun; grandchildren, Landin M. Petz, Joseph R. Petz, Tiffani M. Bonaccorso, Austen K. Petz, Briona E. Bonaccorso, Dylan J. Hilbun, Hannah G. Musacchia, and Jude L. Musacchia; great grandson, Aydin M. Petz; sisters, Dorene Demma, Kathleen Petz, and Phyllis Terrell (Ray); puppies, Bambi and Coco, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, René was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Salvador and Gertrude Monistere.

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401 on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm.

A Funeral Service will be held at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home - Hammond on Saturday at 1:00 pm, with Pastor Mike Cuccia officiating.

Face masks are mandatory to attend any visitation or service and we ask that you maintain a respectful distance with the family. Thank you for your cooperation.

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