Walter August Chamel Jr.


Walter August Chamel, Jr., 82, of Orange, passed away in Orange.

A Mass of Christian Burial was April 6 in St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Joseph P. Daleo. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery.

Walter was born on January 20, 1927, in New Orleans, son of Walter A. and Stella (Hebert) Chamel Sr.  

Walter worked many years in the wholesale sporting goods business. His longest tenure was at the Sabine Supply Co. He also managed the St. Mary Catholic Church Cemetery for 25 years.

He was a faithful member of St. Mary Church for 70 years, a lifetime member of the Orange Lions Club and a member of the American Legion. He was also instrumental in establishing little league baseball in Orange.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Chamel; and sister, Joan Chamel Civello.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sister, Ruth Chamel Haas of New Orleans, LA; and brother, William Chamel of Metarie, La.

Pallbearers were Lee Roy Boehme Jr., Samuel Simon, Raymond Smith, David Boehme, Terry LeBouef and Paul LeBouef.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Perpetual Care Fund of St. Mary Catholic Church Cemetery, 912 West Cherry Ave., Orange, 77630.