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JWV post commander Judge Sol Gothard funeral today

SOL GOTHARD, a retired judge for the State of Louisiana, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
, and the longtime New Orleans post commander of the Jewish War Veterans (JWV), died after a lengthy illness, on Sunday, July 5, at his home. He was 89.

At the time of his retirement in 2005, Gothard held the designation as Senior Judge for the court after having been elected for almost two decades on...

Carl Reiner, comedy legend and consummate old Jew telling jokes, dies at 98

(JTA) – Until the last day of his life, Carl Reiner was tweeting about some of his favorite topics: politics, comedy and the twists and turns he experienced over decades as one of the world’s greatest living funnymen.

Reiner died Monday at 98, hours after reiterating his dismay that Donald Trump had become president, days after posing with his daughter Annie and longtime friend Mel Brooks in Black Lives Matter shirts and 70...

Optometrist Leon Reiss is laid to rest

Leon Maurice Reiss, O.D., one of the longest-serving optometrists in New Orleans, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, May 27, at the age of 95.

Reiss proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II after having graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. 

He became an optometrist when he received his degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1948. He loved the practice and was a life...

Wendy Schornstein Good is laid to rest

WENDY SCHORNSTEIN GOOD, a woman who left behind a successful career as an attorney to follow her life’s passion as a supporter of local musicians and as a photographer cataloguing the culture of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians, lost her battle with glioblastoma brain cancer on Sunday, May 24. She was 61.

Her dedication to serve others and to support her local community defined her in life. Her capacity...

Bertha Kern rites held

BERTHA FISHER KERN, a community leader who helped found the popular Lagniappe Dining Book, passed away on May 21, 2020. She was 87.

A New Orleans native and lifelong resident the city, she had moved to Baton Rouge since 2009. She was a graduate of the Tulane School of Business Administration.

Along with her best friend Sandy Kahn, she founded Nouvelle Inc., which published the Lagniappe Dining Book that offered...

Attorney Harris Dulitz dies in Metairie

HARRIS MYRON DULITZ, a distinguished attorney for six decades, died on Sunday in Metairie. He was 85.

Dulitz graduated from Alcee Fortier Senior High School and attended, Tulane University, where he was admitted as a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He was the valedictorian of his class at the Tulane School of Law, when he received his J.D. degree.

As a litigator, Dulitz was instrumental in...

Attorney and community leader Rene Lehmann private burial set

RENE LEHMANN, an attorney and Jewish community leader, died on April 21, 2020, in New Orleans. He was 94.

A New Orleans lawyer for over 70 years, specializing in tax law, Lehmann joined his father-in-law Herman L. Midlo’s firm to form Midlo and Lehmann, later renamed as Lehmann, Norman and Marcus. Among his pro bono work was helping refugees and Holocaust survivors to seek reparations. For...

Bill Goldsmith is laid to rest in New Jersey

WILLIAM “BILL” GOLDSMITH, a retiree who had been battling several health issues, died at East Jefferson Hospital as a result of complications from COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 7. He was 92.

Goldsmith had been transferred from Colonial Oaks Nursing Home, where he had been undergoing physical therapy.

He was apparently exposed to the coronavirus at the nursing home by one of two nurses who have since tested positive for the...

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 an optical sales representative.

He was married for 54 years to his wife Diana Gorlin, who welcomed his help in...

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 Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He practiced obstetrics and gynecology for over 35 years and delivered thousands of babies....