Attorney Harris Dulitz dies in Metairie

HARRIS MYRON DULITZ, a distinguished attorney for six decades, died on Sunday in Metairie. He was 85.

Dulitz graduated from Alcee Fortier Senior High School and attended, Tulane University, where he was admitted as a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He was the valedictorian of his class at the Tulane School of Law, when he received his J.D. degree.

As a litigator, Dulitz was instrumental in having the handbook changed in the Jefferson Parish Public Schools that recognized juvenile diabetes and was recognized as a key figure in formulating law that protected workers exposed to asbestos..

He proudly served as a member of the Louisiana Air National Guard.

Dulitz was devoted to many Jewish causes and at various times was a dedicated member of the boards for Congregation Beth Israel, Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation and the Gerson Katz Chabad Center of Metairie.

Dulitz loved shopping and relished finding bargains. He was thrilled attending Mardi Gras parades and even enjoyed playing penny slots at casinos.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rosalie Kresteel Dulitz; his children Harold Dulitz (Katie), Felicia Dulitz Cohen (Stephen), Lewis Dulitz (Cheryl) and Karen Dulitz Kedem (Steve); his brother Dr. Lester Dulitz (DeeDee) and sister Charlene Dulitz Pukof; and five grandchildren.

Private funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Chevra Thilim Cemetery in New Orleans. Rabbi Joshua Pernick of Congregation Beth Israel and Rabbi Yosse Nemes of the Chabad Center of Metairie officiated. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Congregation Beth Israel, 4004 W. Esplanade Avenue; Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation, 3737 W. Esplanade Avenue; Chabad Center of Metairie, 4141 W. Esplanade Avenue N., all of Metairie, LA. 70002, or your favorite charity.

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed online at

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