Obituaries

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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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Sarah Greenberg Gerber, former proprietor of Gerber’s Loan and Jewelry

SARAH GREENBERG GERBER, the former proprietor of Gerber’s Loan and Jewelry Company passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in Carbondale, CO. She was 96.

She was predeceased by her husband of many years Benjamin Gerber and is survived by daughter Shirley Stone (Bob), daughter-in-law Deena Gerber and six...
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Benjamin Seltzer, neurologist, professor and researcher

BENJAMIN SELTZER, a neurologist, researcher and former professor at Tulane University School of Medicine died October 22 in Phoenix at the age of 67.

Seltzer was highly regarded as a physician, teacher and researcher who loved New Orleans and, were it not for his department being closed following the passage...
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Barbara Jeskin, former Temple Sinai secretary

BARBARA JESKIN, a former secretary for Temple Sinai for many years, died Sunday, October 21 after a long illness. She was 76.

Jeskin, who was pre-deceased by a former husband, came to Judaism by choice. A New Orleans native, she attended Warren Easton High School and later married Bernard Jeskin. After...
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William Springer, golf enthusiast, WWII pilot, museum docent

William “Bill” Springer, a salesman, golfing enthusiast and World War II pilot,  died September 30.  He was 94 years old. A scratch golfer, he regularly shot his age well into his octogenarian years. His love of golfing won him several city championships and he was a member of Lakewood Country...
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Felicia Fuksman, former New Americans Social Club president, community volunteer

FELICIA LEWKOWITZ FUKSMAN, a Holocaust survivor from Poland who traveled the Deep South teaching about the dangers of human evil and the fragility of civilization, died on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 in New Orleans. Fuksman, 92, was a former president and member of the New Americans Social Club, founded  by...
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