Sandra Cotlar Kanter funeral held Jan. 5

SANDRA COTLAR KANTER, a homemaker, mother and community volunteer, passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, January 3, at her residence. She was 85.


A native New Orleanian, she was a longtime member of Congregation Beth Israel and involved as a volunteer with Beth Israel’s Sisterhood. Kanter was also a lifetime member of Hadassah.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Joseph Jerome Kanter; her daughters Cathy Kanter (Morris, III) Bart, Wendy Kanter (David) Rones and Judith Kanter (Glenn Lieberman); her brother Dr. Alvin Cotlar (Dr. Ginger Rogers); and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Congregation Gates of Prayer, 4000 West Esplanade Avenue South in Metairie, on Monday, January 6 at 11:30 a.m.  Congregation Beth Israel Rabbi Josh Pernick officiated. Interment will followed at the (Old) Beth Israel Cemetery, 4321 Frenchman St.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Israel, 4004 W. Esplanade Ave. S, Metairie, La. 70002. Arrangements under direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. Words of condolence maybe expressed online at




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