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Edwin Tanenbaum is buried Aug. 6

EDWIN “ED’ “TIPTOE” and “POPPA” TANENBAUM passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 3, 2020.  He was 91.

Born in Brooklyn, NY., Tanenbaum contracted polio at the age of 2, but his family sacrificed to get him the best treatments available, and despite the lingering effects of the disease for the remainder of his long life, his strength and spirit allowed him to live it fully.

He moved to New...

Pediatrician, musician Dr. Paul Erick Hyman dies on Aug. 7

PAUL ERICK HYMAN, M.D., a pediatrician and highly regarded musician, passed away from complications of COVID-19 on August 7, 2020 ,following a lengthy illness.

Dr. Hyman, a native of Hartford, Connecticut, relocated to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and became departmental chair of the Gastroenterology Department at Children’s Hospital New Orleans.

Predeceased by his first wife, Beverly Rosen Hyman, he is survived by his spouse and music partner, Vali Talbot;...

Retired architect David S. Schwerd is laid to rest

DAVID S. SCHWERD, a retired architect who spent most of his life in New York and its suburbs, died on August 8, 2020, after having located to New Orleans at the end of 2019. He was 94.

An professional architect for many years in New York, he was a graduate of Columbia University.

He had served during World War II as a member of the U. S. Army Air Corps.


IT guru Sunny Robert Solomon is laid to rest

SUNNY ROBERT SOLOMON, an IT consultant, died suddenly on August 2, 2020. He was 41.

A New Orleans native and a member of Congregation Gates of Prayer, he was also associated with JNOLA, the Jewish singles group associated with the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans.

Solomon graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree. 

Never married, he is survived by his sister Traci Roane (Ripley) and his brother...

Realtor Jake Cohen passes away

JACOB “JAKE” COHEN, a realtor with a passion for life, passed away peacefully at his home on August 1, 2020. He was 88.

A native New Orleanian, Cohen graduated from Alcee Fortier High School before attending Loyola University. While at Loyola, he was a standout basketball player. A sports enthusiast all his life, he was also an avid tennis player.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gayle...

Nat Barrett dies of COVID-19 at 94

NATHAN “NAT” BARRETT, a New Orleans native, who lived his entire life in the city he loved,  passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, August 4, 2020 of COVID-19 at East Jefferson Hospital. He was 94.

Barrett was a graduate of Francis T. Nicholls High School and attended Louisiana State University. He later joined the U.S. Navy and returned home to marry and raise his family. 

He enjoyed traveling with his...

Gertrude Levitan dies in Raleigh, is buried in Atlanta

GERTRUDE KONIARSKI LEVITAN, a longtime resident of New Orleans, who left after Hurricane Katrina and the resultant flooding ravaged her hometown, died on July 27, 2020, in Raleigh, N.C. She was 90.

Levitan always had an overwhelming love of her native New Orleans, despite having lived in senior living facilities in Atlanta, Baltimore and Raleigh, N.C. for the past 15 years. 

She grew...

Peggy Cohn is interred in Birmingham

PEGGY L. COHN, a resident of New Orleans over the course of the past five years and a native of Alabama, passed away on July 20, 2020 at her New Orleans home. Cohn, 91, was returned to her home state and her final resting on July 24.

Cohn began her life as a resident of Birmingham and graduated from the University of Miami in Florida. Following her marriage to S....

Holocaust survivor Jeannine Burk service set for Monday

JEANNINE BURK, one of the last three remaining Holocaust survivors who made New Orleans their home after World War II, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020. She was 80.

Originally hailing from Brussels, Belgium, Burk was a “hidden child” during the Holocaust, given to a non-Jewish family for safekeeping and able to come out only at night. Years later she recalled having been hidden away in an outhouse when...

Bertram Korn, 64, former editor of Philadelphia Jewish Exponent

(JTA) — Bertram Korn, the former editor of the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent and longtime Jewish activist, died in July 5 from COVID-19. He was 64.

Known to his friends as Buddy, Korn served as executive editor of the Exponent from 1994 to 1997 and was involved in establishing the Philadelphia branch of the media watchdog group CAMERA.

The son of a historian and Reform rabbi, Bertram Korn, Sr., the younger...