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Volunteer, hardware store employee Sharon O. Loeb service set for Mon.

SHARON OFFNER LOEB passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at the age of 82. 

A native of New Orleans, she graduated from Alcee Fortier High School before attending the University of Illinois. Loeb worked for many years at Harry’s Ace Hardware, a firm her grandfather founded.

She was an active member of the National Council of Jewish Woman and was a life member of Hadassah.

Loeb also enjoyed volunteering...

Former retail buyer Juliet H. Greenberg laid to rest on Fri.

JULIET HABER GREENBERG died at her residence on the morning of March 15, 2022. She was 90.

Greenberg was raised in Montgomery, Alabama by an aunt and uncle before coming to New Orleans, where she graduated from McMain High School in 1949. She worked for Maison Blanche from 1949 to 1956, starting as a retail clerk and working her way up to a buyer of ladies sportswear.

She attended Temple...

Businessman Sidney Steiner’s funeral held March 18

SIDNEY B. STEINER, a businessman, died on Sunday, March 13, 2022, following a brief illness. He was 78.

A native of New Orleans, he graduated from Isidore Newman School and then attended the (A.B. Freeman) School of Business at Tulane University before graduating from the Tulane School of Law.

A member of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Steiner was an absolutely devoted fan of...

Former NJC spiritual leader, Rabbi John Nimon, dies in VA.

RABBI JOHN R. NIMON, the former spiritual leader of the Northshore Jewish Congregation (NJC) in Mandeville, died at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA on Sunday, February 27, 2022. He was 72.

Nimon, who served NJC from 2009 – 2014, had moved to Lynchburg, VA., where he served Congregation Agudath Shalom. 

Rabbi Nimon was born in Toronto, Canada and graduated from York University and Hebrew Union College-Jewish...

Retired radiologist Dr. Alan Jacobs passes away

ALAN NORMAN JACOBS, M.D., a longtime radiologist associated with a private practice and a highly-respected medical school educator, died on Wednesday, February 23.  He was 80. 

A native New Orleanian, he graduated from Isidore Newman School before attending the University of Pennsylvania. Following graduation, heentered the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and graduated in 1965.

Dr. Jacobs, who was married at that time and began raising a family, spent...

Joyce Blotner Fertel rites held at New Beth Israel Cemetery

JOYCE BLOTNER FERTEL, the former co-proprietor of City Furniture on Magazine Street and a family matriarch, passed away on Monday, February 21, 2022. She was 92.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Sydney Fertel, with whom she ran the business. Fertel was an avid bridge player at the Louisiana Bridge association of Metairie.

She is survived by her brother J. Joseph (Elene) Blotner, her children:...


FRIEDA LOR z”l Née Ogron, beloved wife for 67 years to Aharon Arieh Lor, devoted mother of Shelley (Steven) Pincus, Marc (Rita) Lor; Loving grandmother of Elisa, Joseph (Esther), Jonathan (Batya), Michael and Daniel. Proud great-grandmother of Jonah, Dorothy and Caleb. Beloved daughter of the late Ralph and Devorah. Cherished sister and sister in law of the late Jack (Sheila) Ogron and the late Bernard (Dorothy) Ogron. Dear...

Sarah Ames Rabin to be laid to rest today

SARAH AMES RABIN, a leading women’s clothier for decades, died on February 18. She was 95. 

She was born in Bogalusa,Louisiana and grew up during the Great Depression. She moved to New Orleans after graduating from Bogalusa High School in order to attend Soule Business College. It was at this time she met her future husband and resigned, at first, to be a homemaker.

As a young wife and mother,...

Dr. Stuart Phillips services set for Sunday morning

STUART I. PHILLIPS, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and humanitarian died at his home on February 17, 2022, surrounded by the things he loved: family, friends, home, and gardens. He was 85.

Excelling and achievement were the hallmarks of Stuart as a young man, and those qualities continued throughout his life. He not only excelled as a medical doctor, but also as a businessman.

He helped found and was CEO of...

Former social worker Anne Freedman dies at 75

ANNE GRAHAM FREEDMAN, a humanitarian and former social worker, died after a protracted battle with cancer and COVID. She was 75.

Freedman completed a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of New Orleans and obtained her master’s degree in Social Work from Tulane University where she worked with Morris X.F. Jeff, Jr. She loved the printed word and was an avid reader. She was a newspaper reporter for the...