Obituaries

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.

Barbara Jeskin, former Temple Sinai secretary

BARBARA JESKIN, a former secretary for Temple Sinai for many years, died Sunday, October 21 after a long illness. She was 76.

Jeskin, who was pre-deceased by a former husband, came to Judaism by choice. A New Orleans native, she attended Warren Easton High School and later married Bernard Jeskin. After...
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William Springer, golf enthusiast, WWII pilot, museum docent

William “Bill” Springer, a salesman, golfing enthusiast and World War II pilot,  died September 30.  He was 94 years old. A scratch golfer, he regularly shot his age well into his octogenarian years. His love of golfing won him several city championships and he was a member of Lakewood Country...
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Felicia Fuksman, former New Americans Social Club president, community volunteer

FELICIA LEWKOWITZ FUKSMAN, a Holocaust survivor from Poland who traveled the Deep South teaching about the dangers of human evil and the fragility of civilization, died on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 in New Orleans. Fuksman, 92, was a former president and member of the New Americans Social Club, founded  by...
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Henry Galler, Shoah survivor, well-known tailor, passes away in Dallas

Henry Galler, a Holocaust survivor who was alternatively  known as Mr. Henry the Tailor, but who has not lived in New Orleans since evacuating for Hurricane Katrina in 2005, died earlier today.

Galler, 91,  was one of the last of a rare breed of highly regarded Jewish tailors who worked...
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Benjamin Goodman, lawyer and financier

Benjamin Goodman, a lawyer who was also a financier, died after a short illness. Goodman who was looking forward to celebrating his 100th birthday in March was 99 at the time of his death in Shreveport, the home he adopted following his evacuation from Hurricane Katrina seven years ago. He...
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Hyman Ellis Saltz, outdoorsman and marksman

Hyman Ellis Saltz, a man whose love of the outdoors marked him throughout his life, succumbed to the effects of a stroke he had suffered nine years earlier on Monday, October 8. Saltz, 61, a veteran of the Air Force during the Viet Nam War, was a welder and, following...
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Houma homemaker Shirley Schild Slater

Shirley Schild Slater, one of the leaders of the small Jewish community of Houma for decades, died in Atlanta on September 29. She was 89. Slater was highly regarded by the Houma community and also noted as a member of the New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah.

A lover of animals...
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Retired optometrist Harold Cohen expires in Mobile

Harold Sobel Cohen, a retired optometrist and native of New Orleans, but who practiced most of his life in Mobile, died October 1. He was 86. Cohen was known for his solid support of the state of Israel and was a tireless campaigner over the Internet promoting issues he felt...
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Obituaries Policy

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,...
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City Hall official and PR pro ‘Jay’ Handleman dies

Julius “Jay” Handleman, a public relations professional and onetime spokesman for the office of the Mayor of New Orleans, died Sunday after a lengthy illness. He was 77. Handleman, first worked for the New Orleans Recreation Department (NORD) for 13 years as its public relations director. Beginning in 1970, he...
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