Nov 5, 2013 3:16 PM by Ian Auzenne

Former Acadia superintendent, BESE member Bertrand dies

A former superintendent of Acadia Parish schools and member of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has died.

Dr. John Avery Bertrand passed away Tuesday morning. He was 88.

Bertrand served as Acadia Parish schools superintendent from 1965 until 1984. In 1983, he was elected to BESE, serving there until 2000.

Visitation will be held Thursday at Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home in Crowley from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. Until 9:45 p.m. A rosary will be recited Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The funeral will take place Friday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Crowley. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Mausoleum.



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