Retired Jennings City Court Judge Bernard N. Marcantel, 94, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018. He graduated valedictorian of his high school class in Oberlin, Louisiana. He served in the United States Army during WWII. After his military service, Marcantel earned his BS degree from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1946. He earned his JD degree in 1949 from University of Chicago, where he served on the Law Review. He received a second JD degree from Tulane University in 1950. He served as District Attorney for the 31st judicial district from 1953 to 1978 and as Judge for the City Court of Jennings and Ward II from 1985 until his retirement in 1993. In retirement, Marcantel served as judge pro temp for several judicial districts and the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal.