SYDNEY FERTEL, the former owner of City Furniture, passed away on Fri. February 22, 2019, following a lengthy illness. He was 92.
A native of New Orleans, Fertel grew up in Cleveland, Ohio before moving back to New Orleans. He was a longtime member of Congregation Beth Israel.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Joyce; his children Barbara (Robert) Stern, Dr. Dan (Marcy) Fertel and Dr. Alan (Jennifer) Fertel; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and well as a half-brother, Dr. Norman (Esther) Fertel and brother-in-law J. Joseph (Lee) Blotner.
A graveside service was held on Sunday, February 24, at 11:30 am at the New Beth Israel Cemetery, 4400 Elysian Fields Avenue. Rabbi Gabriel Greenberg officiated.