Obituary and Remembrances for Conrad Breit
Conrad Iddo Breit, age 51 of Destrehan, Louisiana passed away unexpectedly on December 10, 2017. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 4, 1966. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 23 years Jacqueline “Jacqui” Breit. He is survived by his three sons; Chase James, Hunter Luke, Torbin Samuel, and his puppy girl Bella along with his parents; Hjalmar E. Breit III (Polly) and Sandra Watts Breit, his brother; Hjalmar E. Breit IV (Michelle), his nephews; Hjalmar E. Breit V and Aaron Breit.
Conrad worked in the marine industry as a marine surveyor. Conrad never met a stranger and left a major impression on anyone he came into contact with. He had an avid passion for rugby as a player, coach and mentor. He will be loved and missed by all who knew him. An Irish wake will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm; words of remembrance will start at 4:00 pm along with a reception to follow at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie.
“He played rugby in Atlanta, Old White I believe, did some time in South Africa where he met his wife Jacqui, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and a long standing member of the NORFC. He was also a frequent tourist with Les Vieux Garcons, the New Orleans Old Boys.
He founded and coached the Bayou Hurricanes, which have grown into one of the strongest high school and youth teams on the Gulf Coast and the South. His son Hunter has played for the South All Stars and is currently the starting hooker for LSURFC.
Conrad was one of the guys every club needs. First to volunteer to line the field, build a set of goal posts, wash the jerseys and write a check. Never said no.
We are all still in shock and will dearly miss our brother in rugby.”
“I don’t remember when I first met Conrad: it was just suddenly there he was, stepping into the day. Feisty, vocal, opinionated. I couldn’t think where he had been before that time because surely I would have noticed him. He coached rugby when my son was in High School and as such touched the lives of many young men, giving them a lifetime treasure of camaraderie, spirit and the thrill that comes from making it to the end of a long struggle on the field. Sadly, Conrad’s struggle was too short, and its end has robbed us of his treasure.”
“The world got a little bit colder, a little dark, and a lot less fun for me, and that isn’t an easy task. To wake up to the idea that this world won’t have Conrad Breit anymore legitimately hurts me at my core. Since the first day that I met Conrad, he has been one of the kindest, most passionate and genuine people I have met in my life. Every time I talked to him it was never any doubts about the kind of guy he was. A person who, even when I didn’t know him well, has always been supportive of what I’ve been doing. Even going out the way to helping me hold my laptop up to help broadcast a game while I was still learning this trade, and doing so without any pretense or ill will. Just genuinely wanting to be an assistance for someone. That was a guy who was so true to what he stood for. Talking about a person who you could look to and say, “I want what he has”. That balance of family, work, passion, and personality. A guy that seemed like he could make it work regardless of the situation. The world really lost a one of kind, and for me those aren’t typical words. Conrad, you left behind an immortalized legacy in your work and in your family in my opinion, and there will never be another like you. I’m going to miss seeing you on the sidelines and just getting my dose of positive vibes from you. I hope you find rest knowing that you made a mark.”
Subject: [NORFC] Donations in honor of Conrad Breit
Hello NORFC community,
Jacqui Breit reached out to us to say she thinks it would be a great idea for Louisiana Rugby to take donations in Conrad’s honor instead of additional flowers (we have an arrangement coming from NORFC that Mike Kerrigan setup). Then, down the road we will work with the Breit family to make sure the funds are used in the best way to support all of the rugby community.
Louisiana Rugby is a 501c3 so donations can be tax deductible. Here’s some of the relevant info:
Checks made out to Louisiana Rugby can be sent to our treasurer:
1536 Pressburg St
New Orleans, LA 70122
or via paypal paypal.me/LouisianaRugby
or website https://www.louisianarugby.org/donate
Donation Receipts and Thank You letters will go out in the mail promptly for your 2017 tax records.
With thoughts and prayers,
The Louisiana Rugby Board