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Gerson Lachoff, 84, is laid to rest

GERSON LACHOFF, a retired accountant, passed away peacefully June 12, 2017 at Willowwood in New Orleans. He was 84.

Lachoff is survived by his sister, Benah Klafert, and other extended family members like his nephew, Irwin Lachoff (Judith).

A graduate from Tulane University, he became an accountant for Lykes Brothers...
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Community volunteer Peggy Jane Goff Sapir laid to rest in May

PEGGY JANE GOFF SAPIR, a considerate and passionate volunteer for a great many causes, passed to eternal rest on Friday, May 19, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family and friends. Her death at 63 followed a long, brave and courageous battle with cancer.

Sapir was an active member...
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Oldest lawyer in LA., Marian Berkett, succumbs at 104

MARIAN M. BERKETT, the oldest attorney in the state of Louisiana, died at her New Orleans residence on Monday, June 4, 2017.

Preceded in death in 2002 by her husband of many years,  Dr. George David Bercovitz Berkett, she had no children, but is survived by a nephew, Dennis Mayer...
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Services held for Marilyn Rose Levy Horn

MARILYN ROSE LEVY HORN, a former stewardess and community volunteer committed to making a difference in the world, passed away peacefully in her home on May 24, 2017, surrounded by her children. She was 84. Following her work for Eastern Airlines in the 1950’s, Horn did volunteer work with public...
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Businessman Albert Patent, 79, passes away

ALBERT ELLIS PATENT,  a local businessman, passed away peacefully today, June 1, 2017 at his residence at Sunrise of Metairie, surrounded by his family members.

Patent was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Gayle Karno Patent, and is survived by his children David Patent, Debbie Patent Miller, and Jill...
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Community activist Nancy Marsiglia dies suddenly at 64; private funeral Friday

NANCY MEYERS MARSIGLIA, a devoted New Orleans civic and political activist and a tireless advocate for issues relating to women, children and families, died suddenly at her home on Tuesday, May 30. She was 64.

Marsiglia championed virtually every worthy local cause and served on numerous boards and commissions. They...
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Seymour Schram rites today at 3:00 p.m.

SEYMOUR SCHRAM, a longtime resident of New Orleans, died yesterday, May 23. Schram, who was the son of former Congregation Beth Israel Cantor Bernard Schram, is survived by his wife Mary.

Graveside services took place on Wednesday, May 24 at 3:00 pm at the New Beth Israel...
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Clothier Tommy Godchaux, 93, dies; service to be private

THOMAS P. “TOMMY” GODCHAUX, the former president of Godchaux’s Department Store on Canal Street, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the age of 93.

Godchaux was an astute businessman and immersed himself in promoting commerce for New Orleans in general and his family’s store in particular. He was...
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Sandy Shushan rites held on May 21

SANDRA “SANDY” LYNN SHUSHAN, a native and former resident of New Orleans, died on Tuesday evening, May 16 in her adopted home of Miami, Florida. She was 69.

Shushan had lived in Miami for several decades, but still maintained relationships with a few lifelong friends in New Orleans.

Graveside services...
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Anne Zitler laid to rest

ANNE WEINSTEIN WEAKER ZITLER, a homemaker and the widow of former Holocaust community survivors leader Shep Zitler, died on April 28. She was 89.

Mrs. Zitler, a widow, married her second husband, the first president of the New Americans Club, in 1987 following the death of his first wife Lillian...
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