Leighton Bernard Delahaye, a resident of Brusly but in the care of Audubon Health and Rehab in Thibodaux since 2000, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Thibodaux.
He was 87. Visitation was at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brusly on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 10 a.m. until funeral time at 12 noon. Burial was in the church cemetery. He was born on June 15, 1926, a mile south of Brusly to Alfred and Lillian Hebert Delahaye. He was a 1944 graduate of Port Allen High School and later of Spencer Business College in Baton Rouge. He worked for Barnes Motor Supply in Baton Rouge as a bookkeeper until he entered the U.S. Army on Jan. 24, 1954. He trained at Fort Jackson, S.C., before serving in communications in Heilbraun, West Germany, with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. He then worked for the Baton Rouge construction firm of Clovis Henry Inc. before taking early retirement. He is survived by a brother, Dr. Alfred N. Delahaye of Thibodaux; a niece, Catherine Delahaye Dunn, and a nephew, Donald Delahaye, both of Houston. He was preceded in death by his parents and by three brothers, Owen, Tillman and Varney. He was especially close to the Addis families of the late Joe and Miriam Myhand and of Leonard and Jocelyn Gauthreaux. Among his closest friends were Ralph and Tootie Hill of Baton Rouge.