Lyle P. Gerac
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Lyle Patrick Gerac of Conroe, Texas, passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at the age of 81. He was born on December 18, 1940, in Lafayette, Louisiana, to Cyril P. and Bernardina Cantrelle Gerac.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Cyril C. Gerac and Myron M. Gerac, and brother-in-law, Valerie Domingue, Jr. Lyle is survived by his adoring wife of 58 years, Marie-Louise Braud Gerac of Conroe, Texas, sons Phillip M. Gerac of Port Neches, TX, and Patrick K. Gerac, Sr. (Lori) of Spring, TX; daughters Stephanie G. Chiquette (Benoit) of Ottawa, Canada, and Kristin G. Coco (Tony) of Madison, MS; and sister Gyneth G. Domingue of Lafayette, LA.
He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Patrick K. Gerac, Jr. (Jaycee) of Tomball, TX; Danielle Gerac of College Station, TX; James and Jack Gerac of Spring, TX; Courtney Gerac of Beaumont, TX; Sophie and Emilie Chiquette of Ottawa, Canada; Jonah and Evan Coco of Madison, MS; and numerous nieces, nephews, and loved ones. Lyle graduated from Cathedral High School in 1958 and Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now ULL) in 1963, where he was a member of Theta Xi Fraternity.
In 1964, he married Marie-Louise Braud of Gonzales, LA. He also began his 36-year career in Beaumont, TX, with Gulf States Utilities Company (later Entergy Corporation). Lyle retired in 2000 from Entergy Corporation in New Orleans, LA, as the Legal Services Administrator. During his retirement, he and Marie-Louise spent countless hours studying and documenting their families' genealogies. They enjoyed meandering road trips to visit family, New Mexico, Augusta, GA, and Canada. Lyle was also passionate about golf (both playing and watching), military history, and New York Yankees baseball.
The family would like to thank Drs. Bret McAden and Ezekiel Sachs, HomeWatch Caregivers, and Heart to Heart Hospice for their compassionate care and support.
A private family service will be held at a future date, with interment at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Southern Missions, 6050 Highway 61, Walls, MS 38680. www.shsm.org.