View Original NoticeWilliam James “Willie” Ybarzabal, Jr.

William James “Willie” Ybarzabal, Jr.

William James “Willie” Ybarzabal, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the age of 81. Loving father of Ann Carter (Allen), Lisa Ybarzabal, and James Ybarzabal (Amy), stepfather to S.J. Ledet (Iris) and Gino DiVincenti. He was preceded in death by his son Billy. He was the beloved son of the late William James Sr. and Annie Ybarzabal. Brother of Catherine Serpas (the late Don), Patricia Cassagne (Joe), Melanie Koons (Barney), and Mary Foster (Bunny). Proud Papa Willie of Jaime Holmes, Mackenzie Koupal, Tony and Ryan Ledet, Gino Jr. and Molly DiVincenti, Blake Ybarzabal, Stephanie Stephens, Erika Marcev, Nathan Seghers, Adam, Gabrielle, Kyle and Camille Ybarzabal and great grandfather to many. Willie was co-owner of Chalmette Bicycle and Lawn Mower for 57 years, taking over the family business started by his parents in 1963. The store has become known throughout town for its iconic hanging bicycle. He will be forever remembered as a loving neighbor and friend. He was a legend at the Bike Shop and allowed generations of children to “help” him assemble their new bikes. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering to be held at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 2320 Paris Rd. Chalmette, LA on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.

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View Original NoticeWilliam James “Willie” Ybarzabal, Jr.