Roswell Joseph Weil
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Roswell Joseph Weil, age 99, died at West Jefferson Hospital on Sunday evening March 15, 2015 at 9pm. He was born in Alexandria, La. but lived in New Orleans for over 98 years. He was a graduate of Fortier High School and Tulane University. He served in Europe in the US Army during WW II and was honorably discharged as a Major. His entire business career was in investments as an investment broker. He was principal of Weil Investment Company until Katrina and then became vice-president of Dorsey and Company Investments where he continued to work until his death. He was active in community affairs during his entire career and served on numerous boards. He was a founding member of Goodwill Industries and a former board president. His extensive community service included many board positions and serving as officer on many of the boards. These include the Jewish Federation of New Orleans, The Jewish Endowment Foundation, Hospice New Orleans, Jewish Family Service, Touro Synagogue and the Jewish Community Center. He received prestigious awards during his career including the Tzedakah Award in 1994 from the Jewish Endowment Foundation and the Weiss Award of the National Conference of Christians and Jews in 1993. He is the husband of the late Dr. Cicely Lyons and is the loving companion of Carol Wise. He is the father of Dr. Maureen Stein (Ted Nass) and John Weil (Judy Slack) both of New Orleans, La. and Richard Weil of Lakeland, Colorado, grandfather of Dr. William Stein IV (Amy), Reiss Weil, Simon Weil, and Samantha Garner (Joe), step-grandfather of Allyson Brupbacher (Jason), Jennifer Leslie (Matthew), Ted Nass III (Nicole), and Gregory Nass. Great grandfather of William Stein V and Ava Stein, step great grandfather of Katie, Ellie, and Michael Brupbacher, Isabel and Shelby Leslie, and Arya Nass. Also survived by Ginny Wise (Kevin Wilkins), Julie Wise Oreck (Marshall), and Richard Wise (Carmine) all of New Orleans and their children Alden, Zoe and Sophie Oreck, Jonathon, Benjamin and Zachary Wilkins. Memorial service will take place at Touro Synagogue, 4238 St. Charles Ave. on Tuesday morning March 17, 2015 at 10am with Cantor David Mintz officiating. Friends may visit the family from 9am until time of service. Private Burial. Kindly omit flowers. Memorials to the Jewish Endowment Foundation in the name of Roswell J. Weil preferred. Tharp-Sontheimer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online memorials at

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Published in The Advocate from Mar. 16 to Mar. 17, 2015.
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March 25, 2015
What a Privileged and Honor to have known this Great Guy.I don't think he ever met a stranger, he made everyone feel loved and comfortable around him.
Condolences to all family & the Wise family.
Lorraine Walker
March 20, 2015
March 19, 2015
We worked in the same building as Mr. Weil before Hurricane Katrina. It was a pleasure to get to know him and discuss his travels.
Gary Giepert
March 18, 2015
Ros was a sweetheart. I thought about him recently knowing he would turn 100 this year.. God bless Ros and his family and friends...
Beth Rittelmeyer
March 18, 2015
we wish to express our deepest condolences on your loss. He will be missed by all that loved and knew him.
May his memory be a blessing .
eileen and Dana wallen
March 18, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers to your family during this sad time. Shalom!
Robert and Esther Eisner
March 17, 2015
Carol & family,
So sorry about Roswell. He was a remarkable man and will be missed by many.
Linda & Richard Friedman
March 17, 2015
Our deepest sympathies to Carol and family. Roswell was a real gent, and a mensch. May his memory be for a blessing.
Betsy and Richard Sheerr
March 17, 2015
Our deepest condolences to Carol and family. Roswell was a real gent, and a mensch. Betsy and Richard (Philadelphia)
March 17, 2015
May he rest in peace. Mr. Weil was a true gentleman, always quick with a smile, a hug, a laugh. It was an honor and privilege to know Roswell Weil. He will be greatly missed.
Catherine Bell
March 17, 2015
Liliana Schor. He was a really an incredible man. Carol I feel sorry, We will miss him very much I send you my best wishes , Liliana
March 17, 2015
What a sweet,sweet man.A true gentleman,in fact a consummate gentlemen.Jack Ricci
March 17, 2015
A great, kind and gentle man that always greated me with a hug and a kiss. He will be missed.
Margie Strauss Cranman
March 17, 2015
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Kacy Wainwright
March 16, 2015
What a remarkable man he was! I did not realize that Roswell was 99; even so, his accomplishments and his elegance, his wonderful values and his integrity will long be remembered. Carol, We wish you and your whole family and most certainly Roswell's children, grandchildren and great grandchildren our heartfelt condolences. In South Africa, the only greeting we extend to mourners is to wish them "Long Life" May Roswell's memory be for a blessing and may you all be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Israel. Sending so much love - Karen & Steven
Karen Marcus
March 16, 2015
To the family of Roswell Weil, please accept our heartfelt condolences on your loss. Bob and I held Roswell in high regard and we felt privileged to have known him. He was a remarkable man, an inspiration to others, and the quintessential southern gentleman. In spite of the void his passing will leave in your lives, we hope you can find comfort in the memories and the amazing legacy he leaves behind.
Ursula & Bob
March 16, 2015
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Staff of Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home
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