Obituaries

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Real estate manager Marvin ‘Buddy’ Jacobs

MARVIN “BUDDY” JACOBS, a successful real estate manager and developer, who owned several shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses and the Best Western St. Charles Avenue Inn, succumbed to cancer after a lengthy battle on Thursday night at his home in New Orleans. Jacobs was 84.

A native of Nashville, Tenn.,...
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Irving Novick, retired attorney dies at 98

IRVING NOVICK, a retired lawyer and longtime member of the American Bar  and Louisiana Bar Associations recently died at the age of 98. Novick, who acted as a notary public, was particularly knowledgeable in all practical matters of the law, handling successions and conducting real estate and commercial law for...
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Rosalyn Fingerman passes away; burial in NY

ROSALYN WEISSMANN FINGERMAN, a homemaker and the widow of Milton Fingerman, passed away after a protracted respiratory illness on Saturday, March 23 in Birmingham, AL. Fingerman met and married her husband during World War II and the two of them lived in New York until he moved to New Orleans...
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CPA, Tulane tax professor Allen B. Koltun memorial on Sunday

ALLEN BUSH KOLTUN, a certified public accountant for 52 years and the founder of the firm Koltun, Buckman and Ortiz, Ltd., died from heart failure, passing peacefully on Thursday, March 21 at his home in New Orleans. He was 90.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Fleurette...
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Historic URJ and Temple Sinai leader Betty Greif Zivitz

BETTY GREIF ZIVITZ, a property manager and the first woman to lead a Jewish congregation as president in the Southern region of what is now called the Union for Reform Judaism, died Wednesday, March 20 at Touro Infirmary on March 20 after a protracted illness.

A native of Mobile, AL,...
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Preservationist, volunteer Lillian Levin passes

LILLIAN WRIGHT LEVIN, a  preservationist and volunteer for a great many community organizations including the New Orleans Museum of Art and the National Council of Jewish Women, died today in New Orleans. She was the devoted wife of the late Dr. Irving A. Levin for 58 years.

A native of...
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Ruby Lassen Goldberg, former chemist, librarian

RUBY (REBECCA) LASSEN GOLDBERG, a chemist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and, later, an elementary school educator and librarian for Orleans Parish Schools, died March 15. She was 91.

A native of New Orleans, she was a graduate of Louisiana State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science...
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Zionist leader Jacques Torczyner dies

(JTA) — Jacques Torczyner, a former national president of the Zionist Organization of America, has died. Torczyner, a leader in the Zionist movement in the United States and around the world, died March 7 in Saratoga, Calif. He was 98.

He served as ZOA president from 1968 to 1973, and...
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Rabbi Menachem Froman, West Bank religious leader, dies of cancer

(JTA) — Rabbi Menachem Froman, founder of the Modern Orthodox West Bank settlers movement Gush Emunim, has died.

Froman, the chief rabbi of southern Jerusalem’s Tekoa community, died Monday following a battle with cancer. He was 68.

Froman was unique in the West Bank for facilitating peace initiatives with Palestinian...
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Tujaque’s Restuarant owner Steven Latter

STEVEN E. LATTER, the owner of Tujaque’s Restaurant, the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans, passed away suddenly from a suspected heart attack at his residence on February 18. He was 64.

Latter was responsible for bringing the old institution made famous by celebrity chef Madame Begue back from the...
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