Ruby (born Rebecca) Lassen Goldberg, age 91 years, in New Orleans on Friday, March 15, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Morton Goldberg. Mother of Ann G. Goldblatt and David J. Goldberg. Mother-in-law of Michael Goldblatt. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, Brian, Scott, Kevin, and Justin Goldblatt, Tracy Goldblatt Hammond, Hilary Goldberg Amburgey and Ethan Goldberg, and 3 great grandchildren, Sarah, Emma, and Ben Goldblatt.
Ruby was a graduate of Louisiana State University where she received a Bachelors degree in chemistry and Rutgers University where she received a Masters degree in chemistry. She worked for many years for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in New Orleans as a chemist. After raising her family, Ruby returned to work as an educator for the Orleans Parish School Board where she enjoyed teaching elementary school children. Ruby spent her last years at Woldenberg Village where she was a friend to residents and staff alike.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013, at 10:00 AM at New Beth Israel Cemetery, 4444 Elysian Fields Avenue with Rabbi Uri Topolosky officiating. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions to Congregation Beth Israel, 4004 W Esplanade Ave S, Metairie, are preferred. Please sign family register book online at www.tharpsontheimer.com.
THARP-SONTHEIMER FUNERAL HOME of Metairie in charge of arrangements. Information: 835-2341.