Businessman Sidney Opotowsky dies at 91

SIDNEY VICTOR OPOTOWSKY, an owner of several businesses passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, October 5, 2019.  He was 91.

Opotowsky was a native New Orleanian, who grew up on Peniston Street in the Uptown area. He was a noted athlete and a track star at Alcee Fortier High School, winning the City championship in the 100-yard sprint. After graduating from Fortier, he attended Tulane University,  where he became a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. 

During the Korean Conflict, Opotowsky served in the United States Army as a psychiatric social worker and was honorably discharged as a corporal. 

Following his service, he met and married the love of his life, Lillian (née Teller) and the two were married for 57 years.

Opotowsky owned and operated Gulf South Framing Art Supply, Royal Paper and Box Company and in retirement also operated the 3L Trading Company.

He was an avid tennis player and volunteered weekly as a docent at the World War II Museum.  His steady hand, wry humor and kind heart will be missed and remembered always. 

In addition to his wife Lillian, he is survived by his two daughters Leann Opotowsky Moses (Ted) and Sadye Lynn Opotowsky Gutentag (Jimmy) and four grandchildren. 

Rabbi Daniel Sherman conducted funeral services at Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Avenue, at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Temple Sinai, the National World War II Museum or the charity of your choice.

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