Obituaries

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Retired nurse Penny Rabin Brown graveside at Metairie Cemetery

PENNY RABIN BROWN, a retired nurse and native of the Crescent City who had relocated to Mississippi, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Ridgeland, Mississippi on February 11, 2020. She was 75 years old.

She attended Isidore Newman School and received an associate’s degree from Centenary College in New...
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Retired optometrist Ashley Shocket rites held

DR. ASHLEY SHOCKET, O.D., who was a practicing optometrist till the age of 93, died on Saturday, February 15, 2020. He was 98 years old.

a gentle, kind, brilliant man who was devoted to his late wife Helen Pailet Shocket and daughter Sandi Jo, as well as to the Jewish...
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Children’s author Gloria Teles Pusher Saltz funeral slated for Tuesday

GLORIA TELES PUSHKER SALTZ, whose “Toby Belfer” series of books established her as a major Jewish children’s book author,  died on February 9, 2020 in Encinitas, California. She was age 93.

A  longtime resident of New Orleans, she was a valued member of the sales teams at Kreeger and Maison...
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Cynthia Sutton, 96, is laid to rest

CYNTHIA S. SUTTON, a longtime resident of New Orleans, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 31, 2020, surrounded by loved ones. She was 96.

Sutton was a joie de vivre and particularly loved beautiful things and sharing them with friends. She was the consummate entertainer, who enjoyed a life of...
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Sandra Cotlar Kanter funeral held Jan. 5

SANDRA COTLAR KANTER, a homemaker, mother and community volunteer, passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, January 3, at her residence. She was 85.

A native New Orleanian, she was a longtime member of Congregation Beth Israel and involved as a volunteer with Beth Israel’s Sisterhood. Kanter was...
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Former Tulane first lady Marjorie Cowen expires

MARJORIE FELDMAN.COWEN, the First Lady Emerita of Tulane University and a longtime university administrator at Case Western Reserve University, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Originally from Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, she settled in Cleveland, Ohio, where she pursued her education, receiving an undergraduate degree from...
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Pauline Greenspan Zelden dies in Chicago; memorial planned here for Jan.

PAULINE GREENSPAN ZELDEN, a former longtime executive assistant, died on November 22, 2019 in Chicago, the city where she had resided for the last six year years. She was 93.

A New Orleans native, she attended Sophie B. Wright School and enrolled at Newcomb College when she was only 16...
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Financial planner Allen Weiner rites on Thurs.

ALLEN A. WEINER, a financial planner and analyst who founded his own accounting and financial planning firm, died at his Metairie home on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. He was 76.

A native of New York, Weiner grew up in Oklahoma and moved to New Orleans for his senior year of...
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Retired businessman Joe Gurievsky is dead at 92

JOSEPH “JOE” GURIEVSKY, a retired businessman, passed away peacefully on Sunday November 17, 2019 at the age of 92.

A native of New Orleans, he graduated from Fortier High School and attended Loyola University in New Orleans for two years on a basketball scholarship. While at Loyola, his team won...
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Robyn Gerson Barocas laid to rest in Sandy Springs, GA.

ROBYN GERSON BAROCAS, an executive assistant at Monterey Wealth in Sandy Springs, GA., succumbed to cancer on November 8, 2019.  She was 48.

A native of  New Orleans, she graduated from Metairie Park Country Day High School before attending the University of Georgia. While in...
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