Obituaries

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Community leader Margot Garon is dead at 91

MARGOT STRAUSS GARON, a leader of the New Orleans Jewish community, died on April 13, 2018, two weeks after her 91st birthday.  

A tireless worker and Jewish community volunteer, she held numerous local, regional and national positions of leadership in a number of organizations.  She served as a national...
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Investments, bond specialist Ronald Levy dies in Tallahassee

RONALD J. LEVY, an investment banker, who specialized in municipal bonds, and was a lifelong resident of New Orleans until his displacement from Hurricane Katrina, died on March 30, 2018 in his adopted home of  Tallahassee, FL. He was 86.

Levy grew up in Uptown New Orleans and attended Alcee Fortier...
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Thursday funeral set for OB-GYN specialist Dr. Stanley Sherman

STANLEY EDWARD SHERMAN, M.D., a pioneer in obstetrics and gynecology, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018. He was 86.

A resident of Kenner, Dr. Sherman was born in New York City during the Great Depression. He attended New York University and matriculated to its medical school, from where he graduated...
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Teacher Jamie Ber rites slated for Monday

JAMIE BER, a local teacher, died earlier today, March 30, 2018. She was 65.

A New Orleans native, Ber earned her teaching certifications and taught in area schools. She is survived by her mother, Rosemary Ber, and her brother Michael Ber (Lellia).

Graveside services will be held on...
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Johan van Hulst, Dutch politician who saved hundreds of Jewish children during Holocaust, dies at 107

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Johan van Hulst, a Dutch seminary leader who saved hundreds of Jewish children during the Holocaust and later became a senator, has died at the age of 107.

Van Hulst and resistance activists smuggled the children to safety over several months. He was the director of a...
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Visual arts painter Debbie Vorhoff to be laid to rest on Wed.

DEBORAH RAVICH VORHOFF, a visual arts painter and homemaker, died Monday, March 12, 2018 at her home. She was 65 years old.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Dr. Gregory Vorhoff; her mother, Elaine Dworkin Ravich; her four siblings Evan, Jess, Rand and Samantha; her...
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Jane W. Moses dies at Lambeth House

JANE WALHORN MOSES, 96, died at Lambeth House earlier this morning on Friday, March 9, 2018. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of New Orleans.

She was predeceased by her husband, the late Walter B. Moses, Jr.  and is survived by her son Stephen A. Moses (Dee)...
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Adele Karp Cahn expires at 100

ADELE KARP CAHN, a local resident for almost a centurypassed away on the morning of March 4, 2018 at the age of 100 years.

She was predeceased by her husband Emile “Sleepy” Cahn and her son Mike E. Cahn. She is survived by her sister Louise Karp Essrig and three grandchildren.

Born in...
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Memorial held for Dr. George Sterne

GEORGE GERSHON STERNE, M.D., 85, a retired pediatrician who died in Seattle, WA. on November 7, 2017, was remembered just a few days before what would have been his 86th birthday with a memorial to his life at Temple Sinai on Sunday, March 4.   The memorial service was officiated by Rabbi...
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Retired Cantor Ralph Slifkin is dead

Cantor Ralph Slifkin, who enjoyed a career as a cantor with Touro Synagogue for more than three decades died on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Slifkin had also been an operatic singer of some note, having sung five supporting roles in performances with the New Orleans Opera. These featured roles from...
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