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Rosemary ‘Rosie’ Levy Ber rites scheduled for Friday

ROSEMARY “ROSIE” LEVY BER, a New Orleans native, passed away yesterday, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. She was 95.


Known for her kindness, she was always behind the scenes, but very active when her husband opened opened Lighting Inc. As a result of  his success, she was involved in many professional and civic organizations including Continental Homestead, Local and State American Diabetes Association, Touro Infirmary and the American Home Lighting Institute.

Ber spent years volunteering her time and sharing her genuinely courteous light and service at Touro Hospital in efforts to give back that which she readily stated she had received. .

Ber was predeceased by her husband of 62 years,  James Michel Ber in 2009 and by her daughter, Jamie Michelle Ber in 2018. She is survived by her son, Michael Henry Ber. two grandchildren and two great-grandsons. 

A graveside Service was held in Metairie Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021.

Memorial donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Association, 120 Wall Street 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005, American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. 

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