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Mildred Pailet Schiffman passes away at 103

MILDRED PAILET SCHIFFMAN, a native of New Orleans born on Twelfth Night near the beginning of the Spanish Influenza pandemic, passed away during the current COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, Nov. 27. She was 103 years old. 

A strong woman of independent spirit, she was an immovable force at family gatherings and will be missed by all whom she leaves behind.

Married for 59 years to Albert I. Schiffman, who predeceased...

Juanita Weil Bohn, political and education activist, dies

JUANITA WEIL BOHN, a lifelong resident of New Orleans, passed away peacefully on November 13. She was 93.   A graduate of Isidore Newman School, Bohn also attended Newcomb College, where she majored in political science and graduated with honors.   Weil was a longtime member of Temple Sinai and served as a dedicated volunteer in numerous civic organizations. Particularly active in local educational and political organizations, she served for...

Attorney Gene Fendler killed in plane crash Oct. 21

GENE FENDLER, an accomplished attorney and experienced pilot, was killed in a single-engine plane crash at Slidell Airport on Oct. 21. He was 73.

Fendler, who was the managing partner of the law firm Liskow and Lewis from 2003 to 2009, was the co-owner of the airplane. Identification of the body was difficult due to the damage from flames associated with the crash. The St. Tammany coroner was not able...

NOLA native Marjann ‘Copie’ Prince dies in S.C.

MARJANN COPLAND “COPIE” PRINCE, a native New Orleanian who only recently relocated to Charleston, S.C., passed qway peacefully on Friday, October 23rd at her home in Daniel Island. She was 92 years old. 

A graduate of Isidore Newman School, she  attended Washington University in St. Louis before returning home to graduate from Newcomb College.

Prince had a zeal for life and was an avid golfer, a devoted gardener and a...

Community social work volunteer, former resident Marilyn Rosenson dies at 94

MARILYN KAFFIE ROSENSON, a former resident of New Orleans, passed away on October 10, 2020 at St. James Place in Baton Rouge, LA. She was 94

Born in Shreveport, she moved to New Orleans prior to her marriage in 1952 after having studied at the Univeristy of Illinois. She received a master’s degree in Social Work from Newcomb College.

A social worker by training, she became a strong mental health...

Donna Weisler Baus, 60, tragically dies after fall

DONNA WEISLER BAUS, an incredible light and a lifelong resident of New Orleans, unexpectedly passed away October 10, 2020 after a tragic fall at a friend’s home.  She was 60 years old.

A graduate of Isidore Newman School, she received her bachelor in arts degree from the University of Georgia. She was the light in the lives of her children, her mother, her sisters and her...

Former educator, past Hadassah Chapter president Fran Lake dies

FRANCINE “FRAN’ MENDLER LAKE, a former teacher and principal, a past president of the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah and a noted Jewish community volunteer for several charities, died early Saturday, October 10, 2020. She was 71.

Mendler, a native of New Orleans, graduated from Fortier High School and received a master’s degree in Education from the University of New Orleans in 1972. She taught special education as well...

Retired pediatrics professor, Martin H. Klein, M.D., is laid to rest at 95

MARTIN HOWARD KLEIN,  a pediatrician and retired professor of pediatrics, who lived in New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina 15 years ago, passed away in El Paso, TX, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. He was 95.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Jo “Jody” Jacob Klein; his two sons, Kent A. Klein and Dr. Terren D. Klein; and his daughter, Anne Sere Klein Hernandez (Dr. Al Hernandez); his brothers Burton...

Homemaker Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Yuspeh dies at 91

ROBERTA “BOBBIE” COOPER YUSPEH, passed away peacefully just days after her 91st birthday.

A native of Asheville, North Carolina, she attended Women’s College in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she would listen to live broadcasts emanating  from the Blue Room of the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. The allure of the Crescent City drew her to transfer to Newcomb College, where she found she fit right in. 

Eventually, she married and...

Ronnie Sue Penner Roth dies in Houston suburb

RONNIE SUE PENNER ROTH, a New Orleans native, who married and became a homemaker and, later, a paralegal for the Spiegel and Barbato law firm while living in NewYork, died earlier today, September 4, 2020, after a lengthy illness. She was 72, but less than three weeks shy of her 73rd birthday.

Roth died in Huffman, Texas, where she had also been a substitute teacher for the Huffman Independent School...