Obituaries

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Pauline Greenspan Zelden dies in Chicago; memorial planned here for Jan.

PAULINE GREENSPAN ZELDEN, a former longtime executive assistant, died on November 22, 2019 in Chicago, the city where she had resided for the last six year years. She was 93.

A New Orleans native, she attended Sophie B. Wright School and enrolled at Newcomb College when she was only 16...
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Financial planner Allen Weiner rites on Thurs.

ALLEN A. WEINER, a financial planner and analyst who founded his own accounting and financial planning firm, died at his Metairie home on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. He was 76.

A native of New York, Weiner grew up in Oklahoma and moved to New Orleans for his senior year of...
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Robyn Gerson Barocas laid to rest in Sandy Springs, GA.

ROBYN GERSON BAROCAS, an executive assistant at Monterey Wealth in Sandy Springs, GA., succumbed to cancer on November 8, 2019.  She was 48.

A native of  New Orleans, she graduated from Metairie Park Country Day High School before attending the University of Georgia. While in...
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Medical researcher David Harsha, Ph.D., is laid to rest

DAVID WILLIAM HARSHA, Ph.D., passed away peacefully on November 11, 2019. He was 70.

Harsha earned his undergraduate degree at Kansas University and his doctorate in Physical Anthropology from Tulane University.

He was a leading researcher for the Bogalusa Heart Study, helping to understand how proper diet and exercise can...
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Private funeral announced for Sam Schudmak, III, real estate investor

SAMUEL ELLIS “SAM’ SCHUDMAK, III, an attorney and real estate investor, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at the age of 71.

A longtime resident of Jefferson Parish, he was an active member of the community and a member of Temple Sinai.

A graduate of Alcee Fortier High School, Schudmak...
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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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