JOSEPH KONOPNY, an investment banker died on Saturday, December 22, 2018. He was 73.
Konopny was a resident of New Orleans since the 1990s and regularly attended services at the Uptown Chabad House.
Born in a Displaced Persons camp in 1945 to Holocaust survivor parents, he emigrated to the U.S., living in rural Connecticut on his parents’ chicken farm. As a youngster, he was enrolled in a nearby cheder (Hebrew school) where his Hebrew teacher was Israel Gordon, the uncle of Bluma and Zelig Rivkin and the great-uncle of Rabbis Mendel and Yochanan Rivkin.
A graveside service was conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 23, at Ahavas Shalom Cemetery, 4000 Elysian Fields Avenue. Rabbi Yossie Nemes officiated.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the charity of your choice.