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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...

Retired insurance agent David Felix is laid to rest

DAVID ARTHUR FELIX, a retired insurance agent for decades, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020. He was 91. 

A New Orleans native, Felix graduated from Alcee Fortier High School and attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He served proudly in the Korean War as a member of both the Air Force and the Navy and received honorable discharges from both military branches. 

Upon his return home, Felix embarked...

Homemaker, matriarch S. M. Schwarz dies

SARA MATILE “S.M.” DAVIS LOB SCHWARZ, a woman who was the matriarch of two combined families died on Tuesday, August 18, with her family at her bedside. She was 92.

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, she came to New Orleans when she was just 20 years old in 1948, married and moved to New Orleans, where she raised her family and later remarried.   She was a born salesperson and...

Andi Madderra is stricken at 61

ANDREA “ANDI” COOPERSTEIN MADDERA, a former banker and substitute teacher, lost her 18-month battle against pancreatic cancer on August 20, 2020. She was 61.

A native of Fort Lee, NJ, Madderra spent most of her life in the Greater New Orleans area. She was a graduate of Eleanor McMain Secondary School before attending the University of New Orleans before starting a multi-decade career in banking.

Aside from...

Shirley K. Haspel dies in Dallas at 95

SHIRLEY KRASNE HASPEL,  passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020, just two days shy of her 96th birthday in her adopted home of Dallas, to where she had relocated following Hurricane Katrina.

Despite her living away from her beloved city of New Orleans, the place she had called home since 1948, Haspel maintained many close relationships over the past 15 years. She added to the ongoing restoration of the city...

Edwin Tanenbaum is buried Aug. 6

EDWIN “ED’ “TIPTOE” and “POPPA” TANENBAUM passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 3, 2020.  He was 91.

Born in Brooklyn, NY., Tanenbaum contracted polio at the age of 2, but his family sacrificed to get him the best treatments available, and despite the lingering effects of the disease for the remainder of his long life, his strength and spirit allowed him to live it fully.

He moved to New...

Pediatrician, musician Dr. Paul Erick Hyman dies on Aug. 7

PAUL ERICK HYMAN, M.D., a pediatrician and highly regarded musician, passed away from complications of COVID-19 on August 7, 2020 ,following a lengthy illness.

Dr. Hyman, a native of Hartford, Connecticut, relocated to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and became departmental chair of the Gastroenterology Department at Children’s Hospital New Orleans.

Predeceased by his first wife, Beverly Rosen Hyman, he is survived by his spouse and music partner, Vali Talbot;...

Retired architect David S. Schwerd is laid to rest

DAVID S. SCHWERD, a retired architect who spent most of his life in New York and its suburbs, died on August 8, 2020, after having located to New Orleans at the end of 2019. He was 94.

An professional architect for many years in New York, he was a graduate of Columbia University.

He had served during World War II as a member of the U. S. Army Air Corps.


IT guru Sunny Robert Solomon is laid to rest

SUNNY ROBERT SOLOMON, an IT consultant, died suddenly on August 2, 2020. He was 41.

A New Orleans native and a member of Congregation Gates of Prayer, he was also associated with JNOLA, the Jewish singles group associated with the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans.

Solomon graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree. 

Never married, he is survived by his sister Traci Roane (Ripley) and his brother...