Obituaries

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Kenneth Bialkin, longtime Jewish leader and philanthropist, dies at 89

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Kenneth Bialkin, a philanthropist and a longtime leader of a plethora of major Jewish organizations, has died at 89.

The Anti-Defamation League’s CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, announced the passing of Bialkin on Friday on Twitter. Bialkin was the civil rights group’s national chairman in the early 1980s.

“Under Bialkin, [the]...
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Former Rosie’s Boutique manager Adelaide Levin-Glinky dies at 85

ADELAIDE PAILET LEVIN-GLINKY, the retired general manager of Rosie’s Boutique, died at her Metairie residence earlier today, Monday, August 19, 2019. She was 85 years old. 

Mrs. Levin-Glinky was a native and lifelong resident of New Orleans and an active member of the New Orleans Jewish...
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Renowned hypertension researcher, Dr. Edward Frohlich rites set for Tues.

EDWARD D. FROHLICH, MD, internationally recognized for his investigative work in clinical and experimental hypertension, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 16, 2019 here. He was 87.

Dr. Frohlich was the Alton Ochsner Distinguished Scientist at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation and staff member of the Ochsner Clinic. Of great importance...
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Politico and civic organizer Joel Myers passes away; memorial on Sunday

JOEL GROSSMAN MYERS, a well-known political organizer and past president of the League of Women Voters in New Orleans, died yesterday, August 8, 2019.

A New Orleans native, she worked on various political campaigns and was a champion for several civic causes. Myers also engaged in economic research to complement...
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Attorney, community volunteer Mildred Krieger laid to rest

MILDRED “ANGIE” ROBBINS LEVITAN KRIEGER, a longtime attorney and New Orleans community leader  years, died in Covington, LA. on Monday, July 29, 2019. She was 95.   A New Orleans native, she lived in the city all heer live until 2005, when she and her husband were uprooted by the...
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Community volunteer Janette Kornman passes away

JANETTE M. KORNMAN, a community volunteer for WYES-TV and the National World War II Musuem, died on Monday, July 15, 2019 at her residence. She was 94.

A member of Temple Sinai and an active member in the Sisterhood, she served as the co-chair of the WYES auction. In addition...
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Community leader Allan Bissinger is mourned at 66

ALLAN HARRY BISSINGER, the president of Electrical Sales Corporation, a telecommunications business headquartered in Metairie, and one of the key community leaders credited with leading the  recovery from the devastation and ruin from Hurricane Katrina, died from pancreatic cancer yesterday,  June 27, 2019. He was 66 years old.

Born into...
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Retired master plumber Zalmon ‘Harry’ Kovner dies in Texas

ZALMON “HARRY” KOVNER, a retired mechanical contractor and master plumber, passed away in San Antonio, TX. on June 23, 2019.   He was 95.

A graveside funeral service was held at Congregation Gates of Prayer’s Joseph Street Cemetery, 1428 Joseph St. on Thursday, June 27, at 10:00 am.

A native of...
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Former retailer, realtor Sam Menszer expires at 96

Sam Menszer, one of the most well-known and highly regarded members of New Orleans’ “Greatest Generation,” died on June 22, 2019, following a brief illness. He was 96.

A New Orleans native born just two days after Mardi Gras, Menszer easily integrated into the fabric of the city, enjoying the...
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Lafayette professor Edith Grossman Mayers succumbs from rare disease

EDITH GROSSMAN MAYERS, Ph.D.,  a retired University of Southeast Louisiana professor and  a Jewish community icon in Lafayette, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, after being diagnosed with a rare fatal neurological disease just one month ago. She was 74. 

One of her greatest contributions...
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