Obituaries

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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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Sylvia Rosenberg buried in Corpus Christi

SYLVIA BERMAN “MAMOO” ROSENBERG, a former resident of Corpus Christi, Texas, who took up residence in New Orleans in 2004, died on May 4 at the age of 99, with her two daughters by her side.

Born in San Antonio, she lived most of her life in Corpus Christi, where...
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Businessman Lester Wainer is dead at 92; private graveside held

LESTER WEIL WAINER, a businessman whose various interests included real estate, mortgages, long distance phone services, pickle sales and fur trading , passed away on Wednesday May 3, 2017. He was 92.

A native New Orleanian, Wainer spent his entire life living in the city of his birth, except for...
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Avodah honoree Deborah Cotton succumbs after brunch

By ALAN SMASON

Deborah “Deb” Cotton, the outspoken writer and community activist who was just awarded the top honor from Avodah for her work in advocating for the African-American and Jewish communities to which she belonged, died Tuesday, May 2 as a result of the injuries she sustained in the...
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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...
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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.

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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,...
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