Hank and Bill Ferrer were a big influence on many St. Tammany residents, as they were both principals at Covington and Mandeville area schools, and they were both quite active in saving the environment of the parish as it faced the challenges of growth. They died about five years ago, just seven weeks apart. Both are missed greatly, remembered for their many contributions to the community.
Henri "Hank" Ferrer was a well known personality in St. Tammany schools and in area sportsman organizations as well. Hank was born on December 13, 1927, in New Orleans, the son of Alexander L. Ferrer and Mary Lenfant Fortier Ferrer. He died at 90 years of age on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at his home near Covington.
According to his obituary, he was a member of the St. Tammany Sportsman League, Louisiana Retired Teachers Association and had served in the Louisiana National Guard for 28 years.