SANDRA LYNNE GROSSMAN, whose passion for her home city led her to help in the rebuilding of her hometown of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, died on June 29, 2018, after a lengthy illness. She was 56.
A day trader, Grossman was self-supporting until illness forced her premature retirement. Prior to the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, she worked in a variety of managerial positions and possessed an unbridled spirit for business as an entrepreneur.
A devoted animal lover, Grossman was especially taken with dogs. At one point, she had even considered converting her Uptown home into an animal haven
Throughout her life, she was always interested in helping the underprivileged and fought tirelessly for the underdog and the downtrodden.
Her work following the flooding associated with Hurricane Katrina led her to become involved in construction in order to facilitate new housing to accommodate the homeless and the displaced.
Grossman began her academic career at Lafayette Elementary School before transferring to Riverdale High School. She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Loyola University in 1983.
She is survived by her brother Judah “Jay” Grossman (Paula) and two nephews, all of Houston, TX.
Rabbi Alexis Pinsky presided over the graveside services held at Anshe Sfard Cemetery, 4400 Elysian Fields Boulevard, on Tuesday, July 3, just three days before what would have been Grossman’s 57th birthday.
Memorial donations are suggested to any animal care and/or rescue organization or the charity of your choice. Arrangements were by Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home of Metairie, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd.