Obituaries

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Rosalyn Allison rites announced for Wednesday

ROSALYN NINA ALLISON, a homemaker, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019. She was 84.

Allison was a native of Brooklyn, NY.,  but New Orleans was her heart and soul. She was an avid Mah Jong player and lover of crossword puzzles and had a zest for life that affected...
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Kotel Sadrusi identified as motorcycle crash victim; memorial tonight

KOTEL SADRUSI, 49, an Israeli contractor who made New Orleans his home for the past 25 years, was killed in a one-vehicle motorcycle accident Saturday evening on Wisner Boulevard and Esplanade Avenue. Sadrusi, who lost control of his Kawasaki motorcycle, was thrown from the vehicle after striking a median and...
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Memorial for former Jewish Civic Press publisher, editor Abner Tritt is Sun.

ABNER LEONARD TRITT, the former editor and publisher of The Jewish Civic Press, the New Orleans Jewish community newspaper that also published editions in Atlanta, Houston and the combined communities of Alabama and Mississippi, passed away at Passages Hospice on Wednesday, April 10. He was 87.

Formerly a longtime resident...
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Optician ‘Karl’ Grapes dies at 75

HERMAN “KARL” GRAPES died after a protracted battle with cancer on March 25, 2019. He was 75 years old.

Grapes had a wonderful sense of humor. It was said that if anyone could make someone laugh, it was Karl, who always went by his middle name.

His favorite hobby was...
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Retiree Stanley Gibbs funeral on Mon., April 8

STANLEY KENNETH GIBBS, a retired clothing manufacturer’s representative, died on Friday, April 5, 2019. He was 84. 

A native and lifelong resident of New Orleans, he was a graduate of Fortier High School and attended Tulane University. Gibbs was a past president of City Park Tennis Club and the Deep...
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Memorial service held for ‘Jackie’ Toledano on April 2

  JACQUELINE “JACKIE” GEISMAR TOLEDANO, an art lover, community volunteer and co-developer of New Orleans’ House of Blues, died on March 30, 2019. She was 87.   A native and lifelong resident of the city, she was known as Jackie to her friends, Meme to her family, and Ms. T...
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Retired salesman Monroe ‘Mickey’ Marsh dies at 91

MONROE “MICKEY” MARSH, a retired steel and aluminum salesman for Glazer Steel, died earlier today, Monday, April 1, 2019, at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 91.

Besides his work as one of Glazer’s top salesmen, Marsh was a man with numerous connections in the business community and was a tireless supporter...
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Bea Yager rites held at Shir Chadash; burial was private

BEATRICE “BEA” YAGER, a retired medical researcher and community volunteer, died peacefully on Friday, March 29, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was 94. 

Yager worked as a medical research associate and bacteriologist at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans for many years. In her early years, she volunteered at Hazel...
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Dr. Joel Smason is laid to rest in CA.

JOEL BERNARD SMASON, M.D., a retired orthopedic surgeon and Chief of Orthopedics at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Los Angeles, died at his residence with family members at his side on Thursday evening, March 14, 2019, following a prolonged illness. He was 84.

Dr. Smason was a native of New Orleans...
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Insurance underwriter John Wittenberg has private rites

JOHN H. WITTENBERG, a New Orleans insurance underwriter for more than 50 years, passed away on March 10, 2019. He was 85.

Wittenberg was vice chairman of Insurance Underwriters, Ltd., where he specialized in commercial and personal insurance. Formerly, he was the president of the Ferd. Marks -Smither Insurance Agency,...
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