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Attorney Joseph ‘Jody’ Hart IV dies unexpectedly

JOSEPH “JODY” H. HART, IV passed away on April 28, 2021 just four days after he had turned 55. 

Hart was unapologetically honest and spoke hard truths. A native of Louisville, KY., he was a graduate of Kentucky Country Day School, before matriculating from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He came to New Orleans as a student at the Tulane University School of Law.

He was a Renaissance man...

Childrens’ fashion designer Mark Katz dies in Alabama

MARK ROBERT KATZ, a retail clothier and children’s fashion designer, died in Alabama on Sun., April 25. H was 58.

Katz lived his life large. He balanced his entrepreneurial skills between children’s clothing, real estate and Mardi Gras novelties.The smile on his face and spring to his step were no match for his generous heart. Everyone he met was family.  Whether a blood relative or stranger, he was always quietly...

Math consultant, teacher Patricia ‘Patsy’ Friedler Kanter passes away

PATRICIA “PATSY” FRIEDLER KANTER passed away peacefully April 28, 2021 after a well fought illness. She was 71.

A New Orleans native, she lived life big and hard, which was evident in every aspect of her life. Her generous heart is best witnessed through her love of her family and friends. She was a fierce advocate for those she knew and loved and would stop at nothing for them. Patsy...

Former retailer, consultant Daniel Buckman is laid to rest

DANIEL BERYL BUCKMAN, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on March 27, 2021, only two days after celebrating his 70th wedding anniversary.

A native New Orleanian, Buckman attended A.H. Wilson Grammar School, Isidore Newman High School and Tulane University. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served two tours of duty, having been recalled for the Korean conflict.

In his...

Former owner of Teri Galleries, Sandy Kasten, laid to rest

SANDRA “SANDY” SCHWARTZ KASTEN, the former owner of Teri Galleries, which she ran for years with her husband in Metairie, died on Wednesday, April 14, at University Medical Hospital following injuries she sustained from a fall. 

A native of Coney Island in New York, she attended Abraham Lincoln High School and later attended Brooklyn College.

Sandy met and married the love of her life, her husband Mike in 1966. They...

Brilliant attorney AJ Levy passes away

ADOLPH JULES “AJ” LEVY, JR. passed peacefully away on Friday, April 2, 2021 at the age of 85 after a several months’ struggle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Levy grew up in Uptown New Orleans, graduating from Isidore Newman School in 1953. He graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1957 and was a graduate of the Tulane School of Law in 1960.

Levy was considered...

Diane Dulitz, longtime community volunteer, dies at 79

DIANE “DEE DEE” POLUNSKY DULITZ, a woman who was a happy wife, mother and volunteer for a number of worthy causes, died peacefully Sunday, March 21, 2021, after a brief illness. She was 79.

A strong and passionate woman, her dedication to volunteering inspired many others.  She was friendly, outgoing and always had a broad smile across her face.

Dulitz attended Newcomb College and was a member of SDT Sorority.


Retailer of Maternity and Baby Lane, Isabel Levey, to be laid to rest Sunday afternoon

ISABEL BRANDT LEVEY, the owner and manager of Maternity and Baby Lane, a retail establishment for infant and children’s wear, died Thursday, March 19, 2021, in Memphis, where she had lived for the past 15 years following Hurricane Katrina.  She was 88

Born in Jennings, LA., she moved t New Orleans when she was 15. Prior to her involvement in retail, she was the executive secretary for...

Homemaker Janet Gensburger Cohen service set for Sunday morning

JANET GENSBURGER COHEN, a New Orleans native homemaker passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

She was a graduate of Fortier High School and loved her life as a “domestic goddess,” cooking, arranging her home’s interior and spending time gardening.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Rubin Cohen; her children Stephen and Brian (Simone); her sister Linda Brandt (Robert) and her brother Ellis Gensburger; and two grandchildren.


Vacuum manufacturing executive Marshall Oreck dies; private burial Sun.

MARSHALL BYRON ORECK, a founding top executive of the Oreck Corporation, the well-known manufacturer of vacuum cleaners and other cleaning equipment, died earlier today, February 26, 2021. He was 92.

With his eldest brother David, Oreck started the Oreck Corporation, building the brand of vacuum cleaners into a household name. The duo worked side by side at Oreck Corp. for five decades, most days sharing lunches together. The Oreck Corporation...