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Consultant Alan Davis, 59, dies; celebration of life set for Tues.

ALAN H. DAVIS, the owner of AHD Consultants, passed away on June 13, 2021. He was 59.

A native of New Orlenas, he was a graduate of St. Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis, MS., and worked in sales. Since 1981, he was the owner of AHD Consultants, which advised area businesses in matters of “scientific consulting.”

Davis was an avid prankster who loved Mardi Gras and was a board member...

Dr. Bert Myers rites set for Friday

BERT MYERS, M.D., a surgeon associated with the Veterans Administration and the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, died on June 6, 2021 at the age of 92.

A New Orleans native, he attended Lusher Elementary School, Isidore Newman High School, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Tulane University School of Medicine, where he graduated first in his class in 1951.

Dr. Myers completed an internship...

Former medical administrative assistant Evelyn Barton Joseph rites on Monday

EVELYN BARTON JOSEPH, a retired medical administrative assistant,  died peacefully in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 5, 2021. She was 93.

A native of New Orleans, she first worked at her father’s store, Rex Hats, along with her siblings. Following her graduation from Eleanor McMain High School, she married Marvin Joseph in 1957 and began to raise a family.

After her marriage ended in divorce in 1971, she...

Attorney Joseph ‘Jody’ Hart IV dies unexpectedly

JOSEPH “JODY” H. HART, IV passed away on April 28, 2021 just four days after he had turned 55. 

Hart was unapologetically honest and spoke hard truths. A native of Louisville, KY., he was a graduate of Kentucky Country Day School, before matriculating from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He came to New Orleans as a student at the Tulane University School of Law.

He was a Renaissance man...

Childrens’ fashion designer Mark Katz dies in Alabama

MARK ROBERT KATZ, a retail clothier and children’s fashion designer, died in Alabama on Sun., April 25. H was 58.

Katz lived his life large. He balanced his entrepreneurial skills between children’s clothing, real estate and Mardi Gras novelties.The smile on his face and spring to his step were no match for his generous heart. Everyone he met was family.  Whether a blood relative or stranger, he was always quietly...

Math consultant, teacher Patricia ‘Patsy’ Friedler Kanter passes away

PATRICIA “PATSY” FRIEDLER KANTER passed away peacefully April 28, 2021 after a well fought illness. She was 71.

A New Orleans native, she lived life big and hard, which was evident in every aspect of her life. Her generous heart is best witnessed through her love of her family and friends. She was a fierce advocate for those she knew and loved and would stop at nothing for them. Patsy...

Former retailer, consultant Daniel Buckman is laid to rest

DANIEL BERYL BUCKMAN, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on March 27, 2021, only two days after celebrating his 70th wedding anniversary.

A native New Orleanian, Buckman attended A.H. Wilson Grammar School, Isidore Newman High School and Tulane University. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served two tours of duty, having been recalled for the Korean conflict.

In his...

Former owner of Teri Galleries, Sandy Kasten, laid to rest

SANDRA “SANDY” SCHWARTZ KASTEN, the former owner of Teri Galleries, which she ran for years with her husband in Metairie, died on Wednesday, April 14, at University Medical Hospital following injuries she sustained from a fall. 

A native of Coney Island in New York, she attended Abraham Lincoln High School and later attended Brooklyn College.

Sandy met and married the love of her life, her husband Mike in 1966. They...

Brilliant attorney AJ Levy passes away

ADOLPH JULES “AJ” LEVY, JR. passed peacefully away on Friday, April 2, 2021 at the age of 85 after a several months’ struggle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Levy grew up in Uptown New Orleans, graduating from Isidore Newman School in 1953. He graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1957 and was a graduate of the Tulane School of Law in 1960.

Levy was considered...

Diane Dulitz, longtime community volunteer, dies at 79

DIANE “DEE DEE” POLUNSKY DULITZ, a woman who was a happy wife, mother and volunteer for a number of worthy causes, died peacefully Sunday, March 21, 2021, after a brief illness. She was 79.

A strong and passionate woman, her dedication to volunteering inspired many others.  She was friendly, outgoing and always had a broad smile across her face.

Dulitz attended Newcomb College and was a member of SDT Sorority.