Obituaries

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Carl Reiner, comedy legend and consummate old Jew telling jokes, dies at 98

(JTA) – Until the last day of his life, Carl Reiner was tweeting about some of his favorite topics: politics, comedy and the twists and turns he experienced over decades as one of the world’s greatest living funnymen.

Reiner died Monday at 98, hours after reiterating his dismay that Donald Trump...
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Optometrist Leon Reiss is laid to rest

Leon Maurice Reiss, O.D., one of the longest-serving optometrists in New Orleans, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, May 27, at the age of 95.

Reiss proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II after having graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. 

He became an optometrist when...
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Wendy Schornstein Good is laid to rest

WENDY SCHORNSTEIN GOOD, a woman who left behind a successful career as an attorney to follow her life’s passion as a supporter of local musicians and as a photographer cataloguing the culture of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians, lost her battle with glioblastoma brain cancer on Sunday, May 24....
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Bertha Kern rites held

BERTHA FISHER KERN, a community leader who helped found the popular Lagniappe Dining Book, passed away on May 21, 2020. She was 87.

A New Orleans native and lifelong resident the city, she had moved to Baton Rouge since 2009. She was a graduate of the Tulane School of Business...
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Attorney Harris Dulitz dies in Metairie

HARRIS MYRON DULITZ, a distinguished attorney for six decades, died on Sunday in Metairie. He was 85.

Dulitz graduated from Alcee Fortier Senior High School and attended, Tulane University, where he was admitted as a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He was the valedictorian of his...
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Attorney and community leader Rene Lehmann private burial set

RENE LEHMANN, an attorney and Jewish community leader, died on April 21, 2020, in New Orleans. He was 94.

A New Orleans lawyer for over 70 years, specializing in tax law, Lehmann joined his father-in-law Herman L. Midlo’s firm to form Midlo and Lehmann, later renamed...
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Bill Goldsmith is laid to rest in New Jersey

WILLIAM “BILL” GOLDSMITH, a retiree who had been battling several health issues, died at East Jefferson Hospital as a result of complications from COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 7. He was 92.

Goldsmith had been transferred from Colonial Oaks Nursing Home, where he had been undergoing physical therapy.

He was apparently...
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Retired optician Jack Gorlin is laid to rest

JACK GORLIN, an optician and office adminstrator for his wife’s interior design business for many years died yesterday, April 8 at the age of 75.

A native of New Orleans, he graduated from Alcee Fortier Senior High School and became an optician, running Schreiber’s Optical for many years.Later he was...
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Dr. Jack Zoller dies of COVID-19 complications at 91

DR. JACK STECKLER ZOLLER died peacefully on Thursday, April 2, 2020 surrounded by his family, in person and virtually, due to complications from COVID-19 . He was 91.

A lifelong New Orleanian, Dr. Zoller was a.graduate of Fortier High School and, later, Tulane University. He received his medical degree from...
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Dr. Stephen Allen Cohen dies at 78

STEPHEN ALLEN COHEN, MD,  passed away on March 28, after a long illness and medical problems. He was 78.

Cohen graduated from Alcee Fortier Senior High School in 1958, received a bachelor’s of science degree from Tulane University and graduated in 1965 from Tulane Medical School. He completed a Tulane...
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