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Retired social worker, community leader Sarah Carp laid to rest

SARAH KORETZKY CARP, a retired social worker, died on Monday, July 26, 2021. She was 98.

She had a passion for living and was an eternal optimist. Carp was an inspiration and role model for all those whose lives she touched. She deeply loved her family and community and was very proud of her career in social work.

Education and community service were always very important to her. Following her...

Legendary Jewish stand-up comedian Jackie Mason dies at 93

– Jackie Mason, a former rabbi who went from Catskills comic to hit one-man shows, passed away on Saturday at the age of 93.

Mason died at 6:00 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. His death was confirmed by longtime friend and entertainment lawyer Raoul Felder, AP reported.

His memory was honored by celebrities of all stripes. Jason Alexander of “Seinfeld” fame tweeted, “I took my folks to...

Rosemary ‘Rosie’ Levy Ber rites scheduled for Friday

ROSEMARY “ROSIE” LEVY BER, a New Orleans native, passed away yesterday, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. She was 95.

Known for her kindness, she was always behind the scenes, but very active when her husband opened opened Lighting Inc. As a result of  his success, she was involved in many professional and civic organizations including Continental Homestead, Local and State American Diabetes Association, Touro Infirmary and the American Home Lighting Institute.


Bon vivant, Shelley Katz, dies at 71

SHELLEY LYNN KATZ,  a vivacious, second-generation and lifetime resident of New Orleans, died on July 18 doing what she loved the best – riding horses. She was 71.

A brilliant and multifaceted woman, she graduated from LSU before embarking on a teaching career at the high school level. She taught Spanish, French and English, and also helped work with the hearing impaired, often serving as a mentor to her students...

Piano teacher Shirley Herstein is laid to rest

SHIRLEY HERSTEIN, a piano teacher who was referred to as “Miss Shirley” by Jon Batiste in his acceptance speech at the Academy Awards ceremony in April, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, from pancreatic cancer. She was 86.

Herstein had taught Batiste, who won an Academy Award for Best Score for the Pixar film “Soul.” He considered her classical piano lessons to be a major influence...

Consultant Alan Davis, 59, dies; celebration of life set for Tues.

ALAN H. DAVIS, the owner of AHD Consultants, passed away on June 13, 2021. He was 59.

A native of New Orlenas, he was a graduate of St. Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis, MS., and worked in sales. Since 1981, he was the owner of AHD Consultants, which advised area businesses in matters of “scientific consulting.”

Davis was an avid prankster who loved Mardi Gras and was a board member...

Dr. Bert Myers rites set for Friday

BERT MYERS, M.D., a surgeon associated with the Veterans Administration and the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, died on June 6, 2021 at the age of 92.

A New Orleans native, he attended Lusher Elementary School, Isidore Newman High School, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Tulane University School of Medicine, where he graduated first in his class in 1951.

Dr. Myers completed an internship...

Former medical administrative assistant Evelyn Barton Joseph rites on Monday

EVELYN BARTON JOSEPH, a retired medical administrative assistant,  died peacefully in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 5, 2021. She was 93.

A native of New Orleans, she first worked at her father’s store, Rex Hats, along with her siblings. Following her graduation from Eleanor McMain High School, she married Marvin Joseph in 1957 and began to raise a family.

After her marriage ended in divorce in 1971, she...

Attorney Joseph ‘Jody’ Hart IV dies unexpectedly

JOSEPH “JODY” H. HART, IV passed away on April 28, 2021 just four days after he had turned 55. 

Hart was unapologetically honest and spoke hard truths. A native of Louisville, KY., he was a graduate of Kentucky Country Day School, before matriculating from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He came to New Orleans as a student at the Tulane University School of Law.

He was a Renaissance man...

Childrens’ fashion designer Mark Katz dies in Alabama

MARK ROBERT KATZ, a retail clothier and children’s fashion designer, died in Alabama on Sun., April 25. H was 58.

Katz lived his life large. He balanced his entrepreneurial skills between children’s clothing, real estate and Mardi Gras novelties.The smile on his face and spring to his step were no match for his generous heart. Everyone he met was family.  Whether a blood relative or stranger, he was always quietly...