Kotel Sadrusi identified as motorcycle crash victim; memorial tonight

KOTEL SADRUSI, 49, an Israeli contractor who made New Orleans his home for the past 25 years, was killed in a one-vehicle motorcycle accident Saturday evening on Wisner Boulevard and Esplanade Avenue. Sadrusi, who lost control of his Kawasaki motorcycle, was thrown from the vehicle after striking a median and a road sign.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.


Sadrusi was a beloved member of the New Orleans Jewish community, especially for those who had moved here from Israel or were visiting. He was frequently employed by people who needed contractual services for appliances or renovations and would offer his services at greatly reduced rates as a gesture of his kindness.

A native of Yeruham, a small town in the Southern District of Israel located in the Negev, Sadrusi was as ready with a smile as he was with a hammer and a screwdriver.

He is survived by his wife Sigal and other family members in Israel.

A memorial service will be held tonight, Monday, April 29, 2019, at the Gerson Katz Chabad Center of Metairie at 8:30 p.m. Rabbi Yossie Nemes will lead the services.

Plans are that he will be buried in his home town in Israel. Lake Lawn Funeral Home is handling the details.





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