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Alvin Caplan, co-founder of Industrial Machinery, succumbs

ALVIN SOLOMON CAPLAN, the retired co-founder of Industrial Machinery Company, died on Shabbat, December 29. Caplan, 97, was a livelong resident of New Orleans and died at Lambeth House, an assisted living facility and retirement home. During World War II he served with distinction as a lieutenant in the U....
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Seth Fingerman, student athlete and pest control worker dies in Birmingham

SETH EDWARD FINGERMAN, an employee for Cook’s Pest Control in Birmingham and a former outstanding student athlete, who helped lead his high school to back-to-back Alabama state championships in basketball, died unexpectedly on December 23, 2012. He was 25. At the time of the state championships, Fingerman was also an...
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Pola Borenstein, seamstress, grocer, retail clerk and Shoah survivor

POLA BOJMAN BORENSTEIN, a former retail seamstress, sales clerk, grocer and housewife, died December 18. Borenstein, the widow of the the late Isak Borenstein to whom she was married for 57 years, enjoyed sewing clothes throughout her lifetime, a skill she learned during her formative years immediately before and during...
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Anne Uhry, dentist and longtime community member

ANNE UHRY, DDS., a dentist and longtime New Orleans area member associated with many community organizations died Thursday, December 6. She was 74. In recent years Uhry had been a regular attendee at the Northshore Jewish Community, but was held in high esteem at Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation, where she...
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Rebbetzin Miriam Gordon, matriarch of Rivkin family

REBETZIN MIRIAM GORDON, widow of the late Rabbi Sholom Ber Gordon of Maplewood, NJ, died the evening of December 3 after a lengthy illness  in New Orleans, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was 87.

Gordon was known as an upright woman of valor, whose dedication to Judaism and...
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Housewife and mother Ray Klinger Raymond

RAY KLINGER RAYMOND, a housewife who dedicated her life to the raising of her children and her marriage, died on Saturday, November 24. She was a New Orleans native and the widow of the late Robert A. Raymond. She is survived by daughter Donna Rose Raymond and son Jeffrey Klinger...
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Ruth Silverman Meisel: cleric, teacher and Zionist

RUTH SILVERMAN MEISEL, a native and lifelong resident of New Orleans until her forced relocation following Hurricane Katrina, passed away in Branford, CT on Wednesday, November 14, after a lengthy illness. She was 93. Meisel was a cleric and administrative assistant who, despite her advanced age of 86 at the...
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Retired furniture store owner, David Levin dies

DAVID H. LEVIN, a retired furniture store owner, died Thursday, November 8 at a hospice in Hammond. He was 85 years of age. With his brother-in-law, Levin ran the L and D Furniture Store for decades.

An avid sportsman and bowler, Levin was an active member of B’nai Brith, with...
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Peter Gesund, father of newcomer, dies in Las Vegas

Rabbi Ethan Linden of Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation has announced with sadness the sudden passing of Dr. Peter Gesund, the father of newcomer Keren Gesund and a member of his synagogue. Dr. Gesund, an anesthesiologist died in Las Vegas, NV and his funeral service was held at King David Chapel...
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Stanley Langer, engineering professor and academician

STANLEY H. LANGER, a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Chemistry and Biological Engineering, died on October 25 at age 86. Langer, a native and former resident of New Orleans, was awarded patents from the U. S. government for commercial fuel cell electrodes and was highly published...
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