21 Jul 2009

Catholic High Mourns the Death of Gordon Pugh íî54

Catholic High mourns the death of Gordon Pugh, a 1954 graduate and member of the CHS Hall of Fame.

Pugh was dedicated to serving Catholic High School and his community. He was a volunteer and a leader for many civic, legal, professional and religious organizations in the Baton Rogue area. He enhanced the lives of many through his service on numerous boards including our Lady of the Lake Foundation, National Conference of Christians and Jews, Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce, Baton Rouge Area Foundation and Council for a Better Louisiana, to name a few.

In 1991, Gordon was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Catholic High School Foundation. He assisted in all fundraising activities, investments, administration and distribution of the Foundationí´s funds.

Gordon was a lawyer in the firm of Breazeale, Sachse and Wilson and was married to the former Camilla Rachal. Their three sons, Gordon, Francis Sprague II and William Tison were all graduates of Catholic High School and their daughter Camilla Rachal is a graduate of St. Josephí´s Academy.

Gordon was inducted in the Catholic High School Hall of Fame in 1997 because of his outstanding ability, leadership. character, heroism, dedication and patriotism. His genuine concern and dedication to bettering the quality of life for all is an outstanding example of his calling to serve others.

Brother Francis David, SC, president of Catholic High in 1997, inducted Gordon into the CHS Hall of Fame.

íÍGordon Pugh was truly a gift to all those who knew him í his family, his friends and acquaintances, his colleagues in the legal profession, and the countless others who at one time or another were fortunate to have crossed paths with him. I knew him as a man who always thought of others first and through whom the Lord worked in wonderful ways. His kindness, his care, and his concern for others were traits of his that made me very proud that Gordon was a CHS alumnus,íñ commented Brother Francis.

We thank Gordon Pugh for his service to our community and to Catholic High School.