Obituaries

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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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Retired clothier Dan Scharff is laid to rest

DAN S. SCHARFF, JR., died peacefully in his sleep and surrounded by family on February 21, 2020. He was 95.

Scharff was honored six years ago for he and his family’s commitment to the Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) at the “Roots of Broadway” gala.

A graduate of Alcee Fortier...
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CPA Jacob M. Fried, Jr. to be memorialized Friday

JACOB M.FRIED, JR., a prominent New Orleans certified public accountant (CPA), passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the age of 100 years.

Fried shared his leadership across many arenas. He served as president of the Louisiana CPA Society and on the National Association of CPA’s examination board.

He...
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Thaia Leopold Pick graveside slated for Thursday

THAIA LEOPOLD PICK, a homemaker and New Orleans native, died on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. She was 95.

Pick was predeceaded by her husband Louis Pick and by her son L. Barry Pick in 1995. She is survived by her son Randal Pick (Gale), her daughters Lisa (Robert Conescu), Wendy...
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