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Obituaries

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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 grandchildren. Graveside services were held on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM in Ahavas Sholem Cemetery, 4400 blk of...

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 of Hurricane Katrina, would have remained here for the rest of his life.

Born in Philadelphia just prior to the...

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 becoming a member of Temple Sinai, she volunteered and later worked in the office as a secretary under administrator Herbert...

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 Club in Algiers, the club founded by a large number of Jews who had been excluded from membership at other...

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 Holocaust survivors who made New Orleans their home after the war.

A member of Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation, she...

Henry Galler, Shoah survivor, well-known tailor, passes away in Dallas

Henry Galler, a Holocaust survivor who was alternatively  known as Mr. Henry the Tailor, but who has not lived in New Orleans since evacuating for Hurricane Katrina in 2005, died earlier today.

Galler, 91,  was one of the last of a rare breed of highly regarded Jewish tailors who worked on South Rampart Street and other shops in the former Dryades shopping district in or near the Central Business District....

Benjamin Goodman, lawyer and financier

Benjamin Goodman, a lawyer who was also a financier, died after a short illness. Goodman who was looking forward to celebrating his 100th birthday in March was 99 at the time of his death in Shreveport, the home he adopted following his evacuation from Hurricane Katrina seven years ago. He was a dedicated fisherman and had a boat to trawl the waters of the Gulf of Mexico for many years....

Hyman Ellis Saltz, outdoorsman and marksman

Hyman Ellis Saltz, a man whose love of the outdoors marked him throughout his life, succumbed to the effects of a stroke he had suffered nine years earlier on Monday, October 8. Saltz, 61, a veteran of the Air Force during the Viet Nam War, was a welder and, following the war, became a welding instructor. He was noted as a skilled marksman and bowman, a hunter who was able...

Houma homemaker Shirley Schild Slater

Shirley Schild Slater, one of the leaders of the small Jewish community of Houma for decades, died in Atlanta on September 29. She was 89. Slater was highly regarded by the Houma community and also noted as a member of the New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah.

A lover of animals – in particular Irish Setters – and a passionate gardener, Schild was remembered for her special ability to relate to...

Retired optometrist Harold Cohen expires in Mobile

Harold Sobel Cohen, a retired optometrist and native of New Orleans, but who practiced most of his life in Mobile, died October 1. He was 86. Cohen was known for his solid support of the state of Israel and was a tireless campaigner over the Internet promoting issues he felt of importance to all of Jewry. He attended Rugby Academy and earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. He...