Obituaries

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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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Civic leader, philanthropist Marianne Winter Miller Cohn dies at 91

MARRIANNE WINTER MILLER COHN, a New Orleans civic leader and philanthropist, died Thursday, October 17, 2019 at her Metairie residence. She was 91.

Cohn began her civic career at the age of 17, when she volunteered at National Jewish Hospital, (now National Jewish Health) in her native Denver, CO. to...
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Morton Mandel, philanthropist and businessman, dies at 98

(JTA) — Morton Mandel, a Cleveland businessman who donated tens of millions of dollars to Jewish causes, has died.

Mandel died Wednesday at his home in Florida, according to the Cleveland Jewish News. He was 98.

His family left Poland for the United States in 1913. Mandel was born in...
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Elaine Blau Rabin, community volunteer, dies at 82

ELAINE BLAU RABIN,  a community volunteer and leader, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Metairie. She was 82.

Along with her identical twin sister, Rabin was a local celebrity in her hometown of Detroit, MI. as the two were the first-born New Year’s babies of 1937. The Detroit...
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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...
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Tsipaleia Glotser rites on Thursday

TSIPALEIA SOLOMONIK GLOTSER, a Russian emigré who came to the United States as a retiree, died on Friday, October 4, 2019. She was 92.

Glotser was a native of Vitebsk and formerly worked as an executive assistant in the same shoe factory in Russia, where her husband was a...
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Financial specialist Jay Buckman dies in Houston

JAY LEONARD BUCKMAN, an attorney and financial specialist, died on September 13, 2019 in his adopted home of Houston. He was 79.

A New Orleans native, Buckman was a graduate of  Isidore Newman School before embarking on a collegiate career at Tulane University. He received...
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Private rites held for retired attorney Michael Meyer

MICHAEL DAVID MEYER, a retired attorney who came to New Orleans from his native Detroit, died on Monday, September 23, 2019.  He was 70. 

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Meyer received his law degree from the Tulane University School of Law. Following his graduation from law school, he...
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Homemaker Paula Joseph is laid to rest

PAULA LEVY JOSEPH, a homemaker and mother died on Sunday, September 1, 2019. She was 94.   A native of New Orleans, she was a longtime member of Congregation Gates of Prayer and an active member of its Sisterhood.   She was predeceased by her husband Leonard C. Joseph and...
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Deb Levin, supporter of ‘This Day in Jewish History,’ passes away in Iowa

DEBORAH JEAN SCHUELLER LEVIN, a longtime resident of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City following a protracted battle for her respiratory health. She was 64.   Known to her friends as Deb, she was instrumental in...
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