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City Hall official and PR pro ‘Jay’ Handleman dies

Julius “Jay” Handleman, a public relations professional and onetime spokesman for the office of the Mayor of New Orleans, died Sunday after a lengthy illness. He was 77. Handleman, first worked for the New Orleans Recreation Department (NORD) for 13 years as its public relations director. Beginning in 1970, he...
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Jack Fisher, shoe store owner, commercial realtor

JACK FISHER,  a gentle man who succeeded greatly in two careers as a shoe store owner and a realtor, passed away after an extended illness on June 17. He was 90.

Fisher, the longtime owner of Lane’s Shoe Store was known as a man who always had what customers...
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Milton Fingerman, clothing buyer, WWII liberator

MILTON FINGERMAN, a clothing buyer who lived in New Orleans for 52 years, but who was forever marked by his role as a translator at Dachau concentration camp during World War II, died May 14 after a short illness. He was 90. Fingerman was known as a kind and gentle...
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Inge Elsas, teacher and community volunteer

INGE FRIEDLANDER ELSAS, the oldest surviving New Orleans area Holocaust survivor, a religious school teacher, social worker, nurse and community volunteer died at her home on April 25, Yom Hazikaron. She was 96. Accompanied by her youngest son Byron, Elsas was seen by hundreds only a few nights earlier at...
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Dean Allison, local realtor, car salesman

DEAN PHILIP ALLISON,  a native New Orleanian  who founded and managed his own real estate firm before becoming a successful automobile salesman, succumbed after a long battle with cancer on April 24. Allison was 62.

He worked for his family’s firm, Allison Real Estate,  as a young man, but became...
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Mollye Penner, former drug manufacturer

MOLLYE BRONIK PENNER, the former president of Penner and Welch Drug Manufacturing and a lifelong resident of New Orleans passed away on September 19 from natural causes at Woldenberg Village. She was 86.

Penner was an active volunteer in numerous city philanthropic endeavors  including...
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