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Obituaries

Obituaries are published at the discretion of the CCJN and are free of charge. Obituaries are a product of the editorial department and are a story of a person’s life. Editorial policy may determine the length and content of an obituary. Death notices are submitted by family members and may, for example, fully list all survivors. Death notices are never edited, but are assessed a processing fee according to length. Photos for obituaries may also carry a processing fee of $18.00, which can be waived at the discretion of the CCJN. Payments for photos can be submitted to CCJN, 3810 Nashville Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70125 or paid securely through PayPal.

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...

Obituaries Policy

Obituaries are published at the discretion of the CCJN and are free of charge. Obituaries are a product of the editorial department and are a story of a person’s life. Editorial policy may determine the length and content of an obituary. Death notices are submitted by family members and may, for example, fully list all survivors. Death notices are never edited, but are assessed a processing fee according to length....

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 served as deputy press secretary for both terms of office during Mayor Maurice “Moon” Landrieu’s administration. Later he served as...

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 needed. In his second career as a commercial realtor for Latter and Blum Real Estate Company, he worked very similarly,...

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 man and a very good representative for local clothiers that included Lord’s and Krauss department stores before he retired. He...

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 the JCC Yom Ha’Shoah Community Event, leading the line of survivors, each bearing a memorial candle.

A Temple Sinai Religious...