Local TV commercial icon has died
BATON ROUGE- The man who made bathroom redesign- and his young granddaughter- famous has died, a spokesperson for ReBath said Tuesday.
Ron Leclerc, 62, died at a hospital Sunday night. He had been battling cancer for the past few months. Leclerc was known as "Pépère" and was often introduced during commercials for his business by his granddaughter, Haileigh.
Leclerc came to Baton Rouge in 1979 and opened ReBath of South Louisiana in 2003, spokesman Nick Gagliano said. Leclerc was a supporter of the Baton Rouge Cancer Association's Relay for Life and the Court Appointed Special Advocacy Group.
A Funeral Mass will be Friday, Sept. 12 at 11:00 am at St. Jean Vianney Catholic Church. Visitation will be Thursday at Rabenhorst East Funeral Home from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Friday from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at St. Jean Vianney.
Leclerc is survived by his wife Janice, daughter and son-in-law Christy and Brent Beard and three grandchildren, Haileigh, Bryce and Bryn.
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