BABETTE DESSAUER NEUWIRTH, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013. She was the mother of Cynthia N. Ritten berg (Leon H. Jr.) and the late James D. Neuwirth; grandmother of Leon H. (Heather) Rittenberg III of New Orleans, La., Andrew P. Rittenberg (Amy Lit) of Menio Park, Calif. and Babette Rittenberg of New York, N.Y.; and great-grandmother of Leon (Lee) Rittenberg IV, Brooke E. Rittenberg and Megan N. Rittenberg, all of New Orleans, La., Bradley Lev Rittenberg and Ruby Rittenberg, both of Menio Park, Calif. Graveside service is 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Hebrew Rest #3 Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers with memorials to Cancer Association of New Orleans, La., 824 Elmwood Park Blvd., Ste 154, New Orleans, LA 70123; or Jewish Childrens Regional Service, PO Box 7368, Metairie, LA 70010. Arrangements by Tharp Sontheimer Funeral Home of Metairie. Condolences may be expressed online at

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Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home
1600 North Causeway Blvd Metairie, LA 70001
(504) 835-2341

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on June 19, 2013