Obituaries

Obituaries are published at the discretion of the CCJN and are free of charge. Obituaries are a product of the editorial department and are a story of a person’s life. Editorial policy may determine the length and content of an obituary. Death notices are submitted by family members and may, for example, fully list all survivors. Death notices are never edited, but are assessed a processing fee according to length. Photos for obituaries may also carry a processing fee of $18.00, which can be waived at the discretion of the CCJN. Payments for photos can be submitted to CCJN, 3810 Nashville Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70125 or paid securely through PayPal.

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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Retired paperboard exec Jack T. Lengsfield has private burial

JACK TRAUTMAN LENGSFIELD  passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at his residence in New Orleans.

Lengsfield graduated from Isidore Newman School in 1943 and immediately enlisted in the Army Air Corps. After training, he was stationed in Foggia, Italy from 1943 until his honorable discharge as a Tech Sergeant...
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Roberta Deutch of Harry’s Ace Hardware is laid to rest

ROBERTA LYNN WINSTON DEUTCH, an insurance administrator and rental property manager associated with her family’s Harry’s Ace Hardware business, passed away on March 22, 2020. She was 74.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, she moved to New Orleans with her family and was a graduate of Alcee Fortier Senior High School....
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Businessman, oilman S. ‘Teddy’ Alcus, III is laid to rest

SAMUEL THEODORE “TEDDY” ALCUS, III, a businessman and entrepreneur who succeeded in the fields of finance insurance before becoming a member of the petrochemical industry, passed away on Monday, March 16, at Touro Infirmary, the third victim of the COVID-19 pandemic and the first to die at Lambeth House.  He...
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Dara Dulitz, former school nurse, dies in PA.

DARA NAN DULITZ, a former Jefferson Parish school nurse who left New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina,  died of a heart attack on Monday, March 16, in New Brighton, PA. She was 62.

Dulitz was a native of New Orleans and lived most of her life in Harahan. She was a...
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Retiree Sonia P. Washofsky private burial today

SONIA PACKMAN WASHOFSKY, died at her Metairie residence on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. She was 88.

Born in New York, she moved to the Greater New Orleans area and was a longtime resident. Along with her husband, she owned several small businesses, including several shoe stores and a tax preparation...
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Entertainment attorney Ellis Pailet is dead

ELLIS JAY PAILET, the first entertainment attorney in the state, region and entire South, passed away on March 11, 2020 at Chateau De Notre Dame. He was 80.

Pailet was a trailblazer, who focused on entertainment and intellectual property law for over 30 years, representing outstanding and internationally-known and highly...
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Audrey Singer Oppenheim memorial set for Sunday; burial will be private

AUDREY SINGER OPPENHEIM, a retired bookkeeper, secretary and former hospital dietitian, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2010, just two weeks past her 97th birthday.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, she first married architect Maurice “Maury” Singer in 1946 and initially worked at Charity Hospital. Later, she became her...
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