2022ObituariesUncategorizedPhilip Joseph Catalano

January 29, 2022by SealeUser9
Catalano, Philip

November 15, 1946 – January 27, 2022

Philip (Phil) Joseph Catalano, 75, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana passed away on January 27, 2022 at the Hospice of Baton Rouge.

 

Philip was born November 15, 1946 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was the oldest child of Joseph Catalano and Elsie Catalano.

 

In 1964, Phil graduated from East Jefferson High School. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force.  His active military career began at Chanute Air Force Base, where he completed his training, which was followed by service at Whiteman Air Force Base. Following his time in the Air Force, Philip graduated in 1972 from Central Missouri State College with a B.S. in Business Administration.

 

Philip spent most of his career in heavy equipment sales and rentals. His work took him to Kansas, Indiana, Nebraska, and eventually, back to Louisiana. He had a long and successful career, earning many accolades, including top performer awards.

 

Phil enjoyed golfing and fishing, but was most often seen socializing with friends and family at every opportunity. He was an avid sports fan and long-time attendee of New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers games (football, baseball and basketball). He attended the College World Series in Omaha (baseball) for many years, making annual trips back after he moved to Louisiana.

 

Philip was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Elsie Catalano.

 

Phil is survived by his long-time partner, Kim Roccaforte; his beloved companion, Jax; his six siblings, Joan Catalano, Frances (Kelly) Bourg, Tony Catalano, Joseph Catalano, Marie Catalano and Georgia Barrett; his four children, Cristi (Toby) Allmond, Karen (Shannon) Hart, Tony (Annie) Catalano and Philip (Shelly) Catalano; his seven grandchildren, Austin and Bethany Allmond, Brady and Marissa Hart, Samantha Catalano and Hunter and Kiley Catalano; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Please sign our online registry book.

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9 comments

  • ROBERT J PERK

    February 15, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    So sorry for theCatalano’s loss. All that knew & Loved him will miss him also.

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  • Jane Leech

    February 14, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    My deepest condolences for the Catalano family.

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  • dorothy nichols

    February 14, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    So very sorry to hear this, Prayers for Philip and your whole family

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  • Beth

    February 3, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    So Sorry Tony for the passing of your Dad, sending prayers for you and the family!

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  • DALE D ROMERO

    February 3, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    sorry to hear about my old friend Phil, R.I.P buddy !!!!

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  • Georgia Catalano

    February 2, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    I will surely miss my big brother:(. All of our family gatherings will have a void. And our sibling “line-up” pictures will be short:( May he rest in peace

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  • Wilbur Kutz

    February 1, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    You were a good and true friend Phil. I will miss our phone chats and meetings at the College World Series. Condolences to Kim and all of Phil’s family. Go Tigers!!!!

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  • Anthony D Catalano

    February 1, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Will miss my Big brother, especially on Muffaletta Wednesday. Its a family thing.

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  • Joan Catalano

    January 31, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    You will be missed my dear brother;

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