Ferman, Bertha Paglin passed away unexpectedly in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Birdie was born in New Orleans on August 14, 1922. She was the daughter of Jules and Pauline Paglin of New Orleans. She attended Isadore Newman School and graduated from Sophie Newcomb College. She was a devoted and loving wife to Professor Irving Ferman from 1947-1997 and incredible mother to son, James Paglin Ferman, and daughter, Susan Paglin Ferman Baldwin. Bertha especially treasured and loved being "Grandmother Burfa" to Catherine Ilene Glicksman. She loved tennis, the arts, her family and friends.
During the time she was raising her children, she was a school teacher and was a successful Realtor in Washington, D.C. where she spent close to 40 years of her life. During the summers, she spent her time residing at the family vacation home in Sullivan Harbor, Maine where she enjoyed her free time painting and exploring the coastline. She was a member of the National Council of Jewish Women in New Orleans. She is survived by daughter Susan Baldwin and granddaughter Catherine, who resides in Denver, Colorado and son James who resides in Wickenburg, Arizona.
Graveside Services will take place at Hebrew Rest Mausoleum (Frenchman at Pelopidas) on Sunday, February 17, 2013 with Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn, officiating at 3PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to your charity of choice. Arrangements by Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp. Online condolences at www.tharpsontheimer.com.