Obituaries

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Celia Weinstein rites observed

CELIA WEINSTEIN, the former owner and operator of a clothing store in Mississippi, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2018. She was 87.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Weinstein and her daughter Blaire Mossman. She is survived by her daughter Lisa Sackett (Michael), her sister Adele Orlansky (Melvin). and...
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Attorney Morris Phillips funeral set for Tuesday

MORRIS BERNARD PHILLIPS, an attorney who also served as a judge,  passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018. He was 89. 

A New Orleans native, Morris graduated with a degree in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University. After passing the bar in 1951, he began a law...
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Retired electrical engineer Stanley Marx expires; funeral on Fri.

STANLEY B. MARX, a retired electrical engineer, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He was 89.

Born and raised in Bogalusa, Marx grew up under the shadow of his family-owned general store, the “Marx Million Article Store.” He was the valedictorian of his graduating class at...
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Betty Cohn Brown dies in St. Louis; funeral set here for Thurs.

BETTY COHN BROWN, age 93, died peacefully on Monday, June 25, 2018, surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Born in Waterloo, Iowa, she attended Newcomb College and became an accomplished artist. She lived in New Orleans most of her life, where she met her...
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Teacher and volunteer Betty Weil rites held Tuesday morning

BETTY JEAN ROSEN WEIL, a volunteer and homemaker, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at the age of 88.

A native of Ft. Worth, Miss Betty, as she was known to most of her students, graduated from Paschal High School before earning a bachelor’s degree in Education from Newcomb...
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Former pediatric clinic office manager Elaine Fisher dies at 71

ELAINE MARILYN FISHER, a native of New Orleans and a medical clerk and office manager for the Fisher Pediatric Clinic, died on Sunday evening, June 24, 2018. She was 71 years old.

Fisher was a graduate of Rugby Academy. She attended college both at L.S.U. in Baton Rouge and at...
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Political activist, feminist leader Felicia Kahn funeral set for tomorrow

FELICIA SCHORNSTEIN KAHN, a political icon of the Democratic Party, a civic leader, an advocate for feminism and an outspoken civil rights leader for decades, passed away on June 21, 2018. She was 91.

Kahn was heavily involved in political campaigns for decades, including the political efforts of Moon Landrieu...
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Businessman William Mexic funeral in Dallas today

WILLIAM “BILL” MEXIC, a prominent former New Orleans businessman and civic leader, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018 in Dallas. He was 88 years old.

Mexic was a New Orleans native. Following his graduation from Tulane University, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean...
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Elaine Kalka death announced; funeral this morning

ELAINE RUTH BRUMER KALKA, a social worker with Jefferson Parish, died this morning at her New Orleans home. She was 70 years old.

A native of Springfield, MA., Kalka had earned a master’s in social work before working for the parish. She is surived by her husband Morris Kalka and...
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Attorney, community leader Jack Benjamin memorial set for Fri.

JACK C. BENJAMIN, a gentleman, scholar, community leader and renowned attorney, died peacefully in his sleep on June 11, 2018. He was 90.

Benjamin practiced law loyally, with dignity and with exemplary professionalism. After serving as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, he joined the firm...
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