Obituaries

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Sandra Cotlar Kanter funeral held Jan. 5

SANDRA COTLAR KANTER, a homemaker, mother and community volunteer, passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, January 3, at her residence. She was 85.

A native New Orleanian, she was a longtime member of Congregation Beth Israel and involved as a volunteer with Beth Israel’s Sisterhood. Kanter was...
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Former Tulane first lady Marjorie Cowen expires

MARJORIE FELDMAN.COWEN, the First Lady Emerita of Tulane University and a longtime university administrator at Case Western Reserve University, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Originally from Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, she settled in Cleveland, Ohio, where she pursued her education, receiving an undergraduate degree from...
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Pauline Greenspan Zelden dies in Chicago; memorial planned here for Jan.

PAULINE GREENSPAN ZELDEN, a former longtime executive assistant, died on November 22, 2019 in Chicago, the city where she had resided for the last six year years. She was 93.

A New Orleans native, she attended Sophie B. Wright School and enrolled at Newcomb College when she was only 16...
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Financial planner Allen Weiner rites on Thurs.

ALLEN A. WEINER, a financial planner and analyst who founded his own accounting and financial planning firm, died at his Metairie home on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. He was 76.

A native of New York, Weiner grew up in Oklahoma and moved to New Orleans for his senior year of...
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Retired businessman Joe Gurievsky is dead at 92

JOSEPH “JOE” GURIEVSKY, a retired businessman, passed away peacefully on Sunday November 17, 2019 at the age of 92.

A native of New Orleans, he graduated from Fortier High School and attended Loyola University in New Orleans for two years on a basketball scholarship. While at Loyola, his team won...
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Robyn Gerson Barocas laid to rest in Sandy Springs, GA.

ROBYN GERSON BAROCAS, an executive assistant at Monterey Wealth in Sandy Springs, GA., succumbed to cancer on November 8, 2019.  She was 48.

A native of  New Orleans, she graduated from Metairie Park Country Day High School before attending the University of Georgia. While in...
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Medical researcher David Harsha, Ph.D., is laid to rest

DAVID WILLIAM HARSHA, Ph.D., passed away peacefully on November 11, 2019. He was 70.

Harsha earned his undergraduate degree at Kansas University and his doctorate in Physical Anthropology from Tulane University.

He was a leading researcher for the Bogalusa Heart Study, helping to understand how proper diet and exercise can...
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Private funeral announced for Sam Schudmak, III, real estate investor

SAMUEL ELLIS “SAM’ SCHUDMAK, III, an attorney and real estate investor, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at the age of 71.

A longtime resident of Jefferson Parish, he was an active member of the community and a member of Temple Sinai.

A graduate of Alcee Fortier High School, Schudmak...
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Beryl R. Gurievsky is laid to rest

BERYL RUSAKOF GURIEVSKY, a homemaker, passed away on November 3, 2019. 

She was happy to work as a volunteer, often eschewing the spotlight. She derived satisfaction from doing a good job and contributing to a worthwhile cause.

Gurievsky graduated from Francis T. Nichols High School before attending Newcomb College.

While...
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New Orleans native Sam Corenswet, Jr. dies at 95

SAM CORENSWET, JR., a business owner who specialized in wholesale housewears, died yesterday, October 17, 2019. He was 95 years of age.

A New Orleans native, he graduated with a bachelor of science degree, before embarking on his business career.

Corenswet is survived by his wife Janie Bories and his...
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