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Tetlow, Louis Mulry

tetlowLouis Mulry Tetlow, beloved husband and father, teacher, psychologist and former Jesuit priest, died on May 29th,2017, surrounded by his wife and daughters. He was born in New Orleans on April 28, 1934, graduated from Jesuit High School and earned an M.A. in Philosophy from Spring hill College, a Licentiate in Theology from St. Louis University, and a Ph.D. from Fordham University. Dr. Tetlow was a Jesuit for 17 years. He was a teacher of thousands of students over the years, at the Jesuit High Schools of Dallas and Tampa, De La Salle High School in New Orleans, Loyola University and Our Lady of Holy Cross College. He was a clinical psychologist at the LSU Medical Center, Angola State Penitentiary and in private practice. He did testing and therapy, often pro bono, that changed the lives of many. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Elisabeth, his daughters Tania, Sonia, and Sarah, his granddaughter Lucy, his sister Beth and brother Joe. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Allen and Mercedes Mullen Tetlow, his brothers Charles and John Tetlow, and his daughter Maria. His funeral will be June 10 at 2 p.m. in Ignatius Chapel at Loyola University. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Jesuit Refugee Services, Promise of Justice, or the Women's Ordination Conference. ARRANGEMENTS BY JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be left at

He loved to practice random acts of kindness with boundless generosity, was a tenacious debater who questioned everything, and a proud father who celebrated and bragged unapologetically about his daughters.

Published by The Times-Picayune from Jun. 3 to Jun. 4, 2017.


Mulry was my friend. He was able to help me stay afloat when times were especially challenging. Mulry was also my teacher, sharing with me the details of his clinical testings and evaluations. Mulry was oftentimes my salvation, keeping my children when they were quite young from harm's way as their mother suffered through mental illness and addiction. Mulry would take on the weight of the world to spare others from the indignities and pain life sometimes bestows. He evaluated and provided therapy for countless clients of mine who were all unable to pay for such services due to their own poverty. He did this under no obligation, and he expected absolutely nothing in return. What more need be said other than the world is now a harder and less compassionate place now that this selfless man has passed? I will remember him, his good work, the many people whose lives he changed for the better. and I will share in your mourning.
David Katner