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Obituaries

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Edward Max Heller public services slated for Friday

EDWARD MAX HELLER, a renowned attorney specializing in bankruptcy law and mergers and acquistions, died February 12, 2013, at Ochsner Medical Center from complications from pneumonia related to his ongoing battle against Parkinson’s Disease. He was 86.

A New Orleans native, Heller was known as the “Dean” of the Louisiana Bankruptcy Bar. He was associated with the law firms of Heller and Heller, in which he worked with his father,...

Bertha Paglin Ferman, Washington realtor & schoolteacher

BERTHA PAGLIN FERMAN, a schoolteacher and successful realtor in the Washington, D.C. area,  passed away unexpectedly in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, January 19, 2013. A New Orleans native, she was affectionately known as “Birdie” and attended Isadore Newman School before her graduation from Sophie Newcomb College.

She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Professor Irving Ferman, who served as the director of the American Civil Liberties Union during...

Rabbi Menachem Elon, former Israel Supreme Court Justice

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rabbi Menachem Elon, a former Israeli Supreme Court justice and an Israel Prize winner, has died. Elon, who served on the high court from 1977 until his retirement as deputy chief justice in 1993, died Wednesday in Israel. He was 89.

He was renowned as an expert on the subject of the applicability of Jewish civil law in a Jewish state. In 1973 he published a book...

Edwin Bobrycki, father of Jeanne Smolkin, passes in NY

EDWIN BOBRYCKI, a retired worker who was employed by Carrier Corporation for nearly four decades, and the father of Temple Sinai member Jeanne Smolkin, died on Saturday, January 19, in hospital with his family by his side.

A retiree in 1984, Bobrycki was a veteran of the U. S. Army and was predeceased by his wife, Linda 12 years ago. In addition to Smolkin, Bobrycki is survived by three other...

Ronald Warner, retired securities attorney, Tulane supporter

RONALD WARNER, a successful attorney whose specialty was in areas of finance, banking and securities and who retired to New Orleans less than two years ago, died suddenly on January 17.

Warner was noted for his love of sports, especially baseball, which he developed at an early age. Born in Brooklyn, Warner moved with his family as a young boy to Linden, NJ. Despite meager beginnings, Warner was a great...

‘Dear Abby’ columnist Pauline Phillips dies

NEW YORK (JTA) — Pauline Phillips, the woman known to the world as the advice columnist behind “Dear Abby,” has died. Phillips, the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants, died Wednesday at 94 after years of battling Alzheimer’s disease, according to news reports.

Writing under the pseudonym Abigail van Buren, Phillips’ “Dear Abby” was syndicated in more than 1,200 newspapers and had 95 million readers at its height.

Her sister, Eppie...

Herbert Gurk, mathematician and father to Lisa Herman

HERBERT M. GURK, 82, a mathematician for RCA and longtime member of the Princeton, NJ Jewish community died Friday, January 11, 2013. A leader of research and development teams at RCA Astro Space Division, Gurk was also president of the Jewish Center of Princeton and chairman of several of its committees and a trustee on its board of directors.

He volunteered on a number of different community and charitable organizations...

Lynn Strauss, mother of Toni Weiss

LYNN SHARON STRAUSS, an office consultant to medical practices specialized in computerized record keeping in the Tuscon, AZ area, died January 11 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer at the Christus Schumpert Hospice (and Grace Home) in Shreveport surrounded by family members. She was 76.

An active gardener who also enjoyed traveling abroad, Strauss spent most of her life living in Tuscon until the ravages of her disease forced...

Lillian Gurry Rodos, real estate manager

LILLIAN GURRY RODOS, a manager for a local real estate firm, died at her French Quarter residence on January 9. She was 94. Rodos raised her family in the Uptown area, but elected to move to the French Quarter in her later years. A gifted businesswoman, she acquired two apartment buildings in the Vieux Carré, which she managed. She was a frequent visitor to a number of establishments in the...

Bernice Pailet Richmond, school teacher and coach

BERNICE PAILET RICHMOND, 85, a school teacher and sports coach who taught in the Orleans Parish School system for 39 years, died on January 7. A New Orleans native, she attend the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, graduating with a degree in sports education. She was involved as a gym coach and intramural sports coach for much of her career. She also went on to receive a Master’s degree...