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Former longtime N.O. resident Mildred Daitch Zoller dies in AZ.; funeral held on Friday

MILDRED DAITCH ZOLLER, a retired medical practice worker when she lived in New Orleans, died in Phoenix on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. She was 99 years old.


Born in Edgefield, South Carolina, she was the youngest of four children. Her family eventually moved to Augusta, GA and she graduated from Tubman High School there in 1940. She attended college in Augusta while working in her father’s furniture store.

She met an Army physician, Dr. Harry Zoller, who was working at Oliver General Hospital in Augusta. They married in 1945 and moved almost two years later to New Orleans, where Dr. Zoller established a practice as a physician specializing in Ear, Nose and Throat.

Mrs. Zoller worked for many years in her husband’s E.N.T. practice and worked fulltime after her children were grown.

She was predeceased by her husband after 55 years of marriage in 2000. She later moved to Lambeth House, but eventually moved to Scottsdale, AZ following the destruction from Hurricane Katrina.

She is survived by her children, Dr. Michael (Linda) Zoller of Savannah, GA.; Glenda Kantor of Shilo, Israel; Leon (Debbie) Zoller of Allentown, PA. and Rachelle (Eric) Leibsohn of Paradise Valley, AZ.; 10 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at New Beth Israel Cemetery, 4400 Elysian Fields Ave., on Friday, December 31 at 11:00 a.m. Rabbi Josh Pernick officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Congregation Beth Israel, Hadassah or your favorite charity. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

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