Obituaries are published at the discretion of the CCJN and are free of charge. Obituaries are a product of the editorial department and are a story of a person’s life. Editorial policy may determine the length and content of an obituary. Death notices are submitted by family members and may, for example, fully list all survivors. Death notices are never edited, but are assessed a processing fee according to length. Photos for obituaries may also carry a processing fee of $18.00, which can be waived at the discretion of the CCJN. Payments for photos can be submitted to CCJN, 3810 Nashville Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70125 or paid securely through PayPal.

Marc Cotlar, owner of Acme Roofing, dies

MARC  J. COTLAR, the owner of Acme Roofing, died suddenly on Thursday, April 13 at the age of 58.

Cotlar was a native and a lifelong resident of the Greater New Orleans area. He  was a member of the Jewish community with family roots in the Orthodox and, later, associated...
Continue Reading ⇒

Retired pediatrician Nathan Kern to be laid to rest today

NATHAN KERN, M.D., a pediatrician and lifelong resident of New Orleans until 2008, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Kern graduated from the LSU School of Medicine and was a member of the AOA honorary medical fraternity. Before he retired, he practiced pediatrics with the Ochsner Rothschild pediatric group.

Continue Reading ⇒

Lorraine Martin Hurwitz funeral on Thursday

LORRAINE MARTIN HURWITZ, a homemaker who called New Orleans her home for most of her life, died on March 28, 2017. She was 82.

A Canadian citizen, Hurwitz was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan before moving to Winnipeg, where she resided before moving to the Crescent City.

She married her husband,...
Continue Reading ⇒

Rare coins, antique weapons dealer James Cohen laid to rest

JAMES H. COHEN, a renowned dealer in rare and valuable coins as well as antique firearms and swords, whose famous store on Royal Street dates back to 1898, succumbed after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, March 27. He was 91.

As a child, Cohen worked with his grandfather, William S....
Continue Reading ⇒

Former school counselor Dan Alexander succumbs at 91

DANIEL B. ALEXANDER, a former school counselor for the Orleans Parish School Board, died in the evening hours of March 26. He was age 91.

A lifelong resident of New Orleans and Metairie, he graduated from Alcee Fortier High School, and attended Loyola University before being inducted into the U.S....
Continue Reading ⇒

Anshe Sfard gabbi Saul Barber dies at 91

SAUL BARBER, the longtime gabbi of Congregation Anshe Sfard, the last remaining Orthodox synagogue in Orleans Parish, died at his Metairie home on Wed., March 15. Hew as 91.

Barber was originally born in Krakow, Poland and emigrated to the United States while only 3 years old. He graduated from...
Continue Reading ⇒

Chabad leader, Tulane professor David Kaufmann dies in Houston


DAVID KAUFMAN, a Tulane professor and leader of the Chabad Lubavitch community for the past four decades, and considered a shaliach (emissary) died on Thursday morning in Houston, where he had been living  while receiving continuing medical treatment at M.D. Anderson Clinic for the past two months.

Kaufmann, considered a...
Continue Reading ⇒

Photographer, arts supporter Nancy Robinson Moss expires

NANCY ROBINSON MOSS, an arts enthusiast and photographer, who worked with what is now The Historic Collection of New Orleans on Royal Street, died peacefully at her home on Saturday morning, February 25 at her home.

A well-known photographer, she is also credited for having worked with the eminent late...
Continue Reading ⇒

Physicist Mildred Dresselhaus, ‘Queen of Carbon,’ dies at 86

(JTA) — Physicist Mildred Dresselhaus, the daughter of impoverished Polish Jewish immigrants whose pioneering research into the thermal and electrical properties of carbon earned her the nickname “Queen of Carbon,” has died.

Dresselhaus, who also was an advocate for women in science fields, died Monday at 86.

Her research was foundational to the...
Continue Reading ⇒

Former businesswoman Gail Rubin succumbs to cancer in Birmingham

GAIL FANTL RUBIN, the former president of ProCreations Publishing Company, noted for its catalog of collectible posters and clothing sold at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival and others worldwide, died peacefully at her home in Birmingham, AL. on February 15, 2017, following a hard,...
Continue Reading ⇒