JACK TRAUTMAN LENGSFIELD passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at his residence in New Orleans.
Lengsfield graduated from Isidore Newman School in 1943 and immediately enlisted in the Army Air Corps. After training, he was stationed in Foggia, Italy from 1943 until his honorable discharge as a Tech Sergeant in January 1946. He flew 26 missions over the European Theatre as a bombardier and togglier on B-17s. The longest of these missions was the Berlin Mission that was escorted by the Tuskegee Airmen.
Upon his return to New Orleans, Jack began work at Lengsfield Bros., a paperboard packaging company started by his father and uncles. He worked his way up to become president and CEO, a position he held until his retirement in 2000.
He received the Robert Gair Award, the highest honor given by the Paperboard Packaging Association, in 1995. Jack’s love for his family and his friends was legendary and he was a consummate host. He never met a stranger and he treated all equally. He was dedicated to the New Orleans community and strongly supported Isidore Newman School, United Way, Touro Infirmary, Tulane University, World War II Museum, and Rotary Club.
He loved sports and cheering on Newman, Tulane and Saints football teams to victory.
Married to Mary Ann B. Lengsfield for 45 years, she predeceased him in 1994. Lengsfield is survived bky his wife of 25 years, Patti H. Lengsfield.
He is also survived by his daughter Ann L. Rabin (Larry) and hi son, Jack Lengsfield, Jr. (Shelley). He is survived by his grandchildren four great- grandchildren, Fox Weber, Henry Weber, Finn Lengsfield and Cooper Gray. Also survived by step grandchildren Randi Karotkin (Jesse) and Lauren Blair (Jon) and their five children.
A private burial took place at Lake Lawn Cemetery on March 27, 2020 with Rabbi Katie Bauman of Touro Synagogue officiating. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date.