Henry Joseph Nebe, age 92 and a native of New Orleans, LA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 4, 2022. He is survived by the love of his life, Emily Marie LaCaze Nebe. He is the loving father of Mary Elizabeth Nebe Mata (Mariano), and Michael Henry Nebe (Cynthia) and the beloved grandfather of Michael Corey Nebe (Crystal); Austin Christopher Nebe, and Emily Elizabeth Mata. He was born to the late Harold G. Nebe and Irma A. Nebe; and was the beloved brother of the late Dorothy Nebe Clasen (Vernon) and Anna Nebe Howson (Scott). He had a deep love of his multiple aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Henry graduated from Martin Behrman High School; earned a B.S. from LSU, and received a commission from the LSU ROTC in 1952. He served in Korea in the 3rd Infantry Division Artillery as 1st Lieutenant. Upon return, he obtained his M.S. degree from LSU and taught Math, LA History, and Industrial Arts at Sophie B. Wright Jr. High School in Uptown New Orleans. In 1960, he began a career in vocational rehabilitation, He was the founding administrator of the former Delgado Community College Weiss Rehabilitation Center. In 1980, he earned his doctorate of Adult Education from the University of Southern Mississippi and retired from Delgado in the role of Vice President of Rehabilitation Services and Student Affairs. After “retirement” Dr. Nebe continued working at Delgado and served as Night Dean of Delgado Westbank Campus along with his “also retired” partners Glendale and Roland. He retired again at the age of 86. His many accomplishments included Survey Consultant for the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), Southern Region, and Past President of the National Rehabilitation Association-Louisiana Chapter (LRA). Henry’s favorite role was “Paw Paw” ; photographer and videographer of all events. He was a devout catholic; and along with his beloved wife, he was a long time member of the Association Jeanne Jugan (AJJ)- New Orleans Chapter, making many life-long friends along the way. He also volunteered with the Little Sisters of the Poor at Mary Joseph Home in Algiers and in Mobile, Alabama after they relocated post Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Anyone who has ever known Henry, has no doubt that he has erned his wings and can only smile knowing he is with the Lord at peace for all eternity. Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral mass on Saturday, October 8th, 2022 at 11AM at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 3101 Eton St., in Algiers. Visitation will begin at 9AM. Interment will follow immediately at Westlawn Memorial Park, 1225 Whitney Ave., in Gretna, LA. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Henry’s honor to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Sacred Residence 1544 McGill Ave., Mobile, AL, 36604. Please visit
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