Obituaries

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Credit manager Dorothy Burk Roth dies; graveside set for Fri.

DOROTHY “DOT” BURK BOTH, 91, a retired credit manager for a furniture store, passed away on February on February 12, 2019. She was a little more than a week shy of what would have been her 92nd birthday.

A New Orleans native and a lifetime resident of the city, she...
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Joan S. Berenson succumbs after long illness

JOAN SEIDENBACH BERENSON, a pillar of the Jewish community whose contributions to organizations like the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana (JEF), the Anti-Defamation League, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) and the Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS), were...
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Counselor, writer Lisa Brener, 64, sucumbs to brain cancer

LISA BRENER a pioneering attorney and talented writer, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2019, in her home surrounded by her family and friends. She was 64.

A native of New Orleans,  Brener had a passion for civil rights, discrimination, and harassment litigation and fought fervently for her clients, many...
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Comedian Bob Einstein of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ dies at 76

(JTA) — Comedian Bob Einstein, who often performed as the satirical daredevil character Super Dave Osbourne and played Larry David’s friend Marty Funkhouser on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” died Wednesday after a bout with cancer. He was 76.

Einstein was the older brother of the comic and filmmaker Albert Brooks. Their...
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Joe Cahn, popular cooking school teacher and ‘commissioner of tailgating,’ dies at 70

By DOMINIC MASSA, WWL-TV

JOE CAHN, the comedic New Orleans cooking school teacher who ate his way across America bringing laughter at every stop as the self-professed commissioner of tailgating, died Monday, Jan. 31. He was 70.

Cahn’s wife Karen said he died of cardiac arrest at a hospital near...
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Beth W. Bloch Issacson Rosenthal funeral set for Wed.

BETH WRIGHT BLOCH ISSACSON ROSENTHAL passed away at her home on December 28, 2018. She was 92. 

Rosenthal was active in community affairs, including The League of Women Voters, the United Way, and the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and served in many capacities with, and in the...
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Amos Oz, a ‘saintly intellectual’ who turned Israel’s national reality into art

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL

(JTA) — Amos Oz would often speak in the kind of tossed-off epigrams that come only with a lot of practice. But just when you wanted to smack him for his breezy erudition, he would redeem himself with a flash of spot-on — and hilarious — self-awareness.

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Investment banker Joseph Konopny funeral held Dec. 23

JOSEPH KONOPNY, an investment banker died on Saturday, December 22, 2018. He was 73.

Konopny was a resident of New Orleans since the 1990s and regularly attended services at the Uptown Chabad House.

Born in a Displaced Persons camp in 1945 to Holocaust survivor parents, he emigrated to the U.S., living...
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Rona Ramon, widow of astronaut killed in Space Shuttle Columbia, dies at 54

By MARCY OSTER

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rona Ramon, the widow of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, who died on board the space shuttle Columbia, has died.

Rona Ramon, who became a public figure and established the Ramon Foundation to promote academic excellence and social leadership among Israeli youth, died on Monday...
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Jack Caron funeral set for today at 11:30 a.m.

JACK CARON, 97, a former resident of New Orleans, passed away on December 14, 2018.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Shirley Caron; his children, Stan (Debbie) Caron, Ron (Maury) Caron and Minette (Cory) Hillebrand; his sister, Zeline Klau; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Caron was...
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