Obituaries

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Teacher Cecille Friedler to be memorialized prior to Yom Kippur

CECILLE MENKUS FRIEDLER, an early education teacher, passed away peacefully after fighting a lengthy illness on Monday, September 25, 2017. She was 75.

Cecille grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas but graduated from high school in Milwaukee, WI after the schools closed for a year in Little Rock. She graduated...
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Former Girl Scout professional, homemaker Shirley Schiffman rites today

SHIRLEY KOLTUN SCHIFFMAN,  a homemaker and former Girl Scout professional, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.  She was 91.

A native and lifelong New Orleanian, she attended Columbia University and graduated from Newcomb College in 1947 with a degree in child psychology. Schiffman worked as an executive and a counselor with...
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Rosina ‘RoRo’ Kahn Sapir passes away

ROSINA “RORO” MINNIE KAHN SAPIR, a homemaker and community volunteer, passed away on August 25, 2017 at the age of 83.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Franklin J. Sapir, daughters Judy E. Sapir, Debbie Sapir Tuck (Louis) and Susan Sapir-Fields, brother-in-law Judge Eddie El Sapir and...
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Former retailer Julie Nowak is buried on Sunday

JULIE FAINE NOWAK, the former co-owner of Nowak’s Menswear, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, August 24. She was 96.

Noted for her elegant taste and flair for fashion, Nowak was the buyer for the store she ran with her husband of blessed memory Daniel.

A native of...
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Retiree Deanna Jean Schoenfeld Spence succumbs; memorial Sunday

DEANNA JEAN SCHOENFELD SPENCE, a retiree from San Diego, California, who moved to New Orleans several years ago,  passed away peacefully at home on August 10 from Alzheimer’s Disease.

A native of Portland, OR., she was predeceased by her husband of 54 years CE Spence.

Spence originally worked at Pacific...
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Dr. Leonard B. Kancher, 70, dies; funeral Sunday at noon

LEONARD “LENNY” BERRY KANCHER, M.D., a physician specializing in internal medicine for more than four decades, died earlier today Friday, August 11, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Kancher, 70,  was surrounded by family members at the time of his passing at home.

A New Orleans native, Kancher founded...
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Portrait artist Fleurett Koltun passes; memorial on Friday

FLEURETTE LURIE KOLTUN, a portrait artist and community volunteer, passed away peacefully at her home on July 31, 2017. She was 94.

Koltun was a graduate of Isidore Newman School and received her bachelor of arts degree in Psychology from Newcomb College in 1942. She was inducted into the Phi...
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Art dealer Anita Novak Schon has service at Jewish Burial Rites

ANITA NOVAK SCHON, an art dealer, died on Saturday, July 15, 2017. She was 86.

Schon was predeceased last year by her husband, Kurt E. Schon, with whom she was partnered in creating the largest gallery of 19th century art in the South.

She was a co-founder of the Schon...
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Sheila Michaels, iconic feminist who popularized ‘Ms.,’ dies at 78

By ROBERT COHN

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (St. Louis Jewish Light via JTA) — Sheila Babs Michaels, an iconic figure in feminist and social justice causes who has been credited with popularizing the courtesy title “Ms.,” died.

Michaels died on June 22 in New York. She was 78 and had been...
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Eli Murov, 25, has private burial

ELI JOSEPH MUROV succumbed after a long battle with mental disease on June 27, 2017. He was 25 years old.

A New Orleans native, he graduated from Isidore Newman School in 2010 and was a member of Newman’s State Championship Soccer teams of 2009 and 2010. Murov was named to...
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