Obituaries

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Art Silverman, M.D., sculptor dies at 95

ARTHUR SILVERMAN, M.D., a retired urologist and surgeon, who became an important sculptor after his retirement from medicine, passed away at Ashton Manor in Luling, LA on Monday, September 24, 2018. He was 95.

When he was affiliated with Touro Infirmary, he was referred to as Dr. Arthur Silverman. When...
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Shelley Middleberg passes away; funeral held at Beth Israel

SHELLEY “MIMI” GLAZER MIDDLEBERG passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends on Monday, September 24, 2018.  She was 68.

A longtime community volunteer and organizer, Middleberg enjoyed various roles at the Contemporary Arts Center, where she was most recently involved as a director of...
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Shirely Aronoff rites held

SHIRLEY ARONOFF, a resident of New Orleans, died on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. She was 86.

Aronoff was an authority on antiques and collectibles for much of her life. At the time of her passing, she was a resident of the Poydras Home.

Aronoff worked with engineer  Tommy Sands as...
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Dr. Ronald Victor succumbs in L.A.; funeral set here for Sunday

RONALD GARY VICTOR, M.D., a cardiologist affiliated with the Hypertension Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, passed away on September 10 in Los Angeles after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66.

Dr. Victor  joined the faculty of Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles  in 2009 as director of Clinical Research and...
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Former banker Samuel Levitan expires in N.C.

SAMUEL TEO LEVITAN, a banker and respected New Orleans community leader, died from cancer at his home in Raleigh, N.C. on July 31, 2018, where he had moved after Hurricane Katrina. He was 94.

He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Koniarski Levitan, his two sons Tom and Scott and...
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Engineer Charles Eakin passes away in Diamondhead; funeral Thursday

CHARLES A “CHARLIE” EAKIN, an engineer who worked for a majority of his career in support of America’s entry into the space race, the landing of men on the moon and the deployment of the Space Shuttle, died peacefully on July 22, 2018, in Diamondhead, MS. He was 95.

A...
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Home builder, investor Sandra Grossman is laid to rest

SANDRA LYNNE GROSSMAN, whose passion for her home city led her to help in the rebuilding of her hometown of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, died on June 29, 2018, after a lengthy illness. She was 56.

A day trader, Grossman was self-supporting until illness forced her premature retirement. Prior...
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Celia Weinstein rites observed

CELIA WEINSTEIN, the former owner and operator of a clothing store in Mississippi, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2018. She was 87.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Weinstein and her daughter Blaire Mossman. She is survived by her daughter Lisa Sackett (Michael), her sister Adele Orlansky (Melvin). and...
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Attorney Morris Phillips funeral set for Tuesday

MORRIS BERNARD PHILLIPS, an attorney who also served as a judge,  passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018. He was 89. 

A New Orleans native, Morris graduated with a degree in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University. After passing the bar in 1951, he began a law...
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Retired electrical engineer Stanley Marx expires; funeral on Fri.

STANLEY B. MARX, a retired electrical engineer, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He was 89.

Born and raised in Bogalusa, Marx grew up under the shadow of his family-owned general store, the “Marx Million Article Store.” He was the valedictorian of his graduating class at...
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