Shep Zitler was a very fine man who passed away yesterday in New Orleans at the age of 92. He was the father of my friend and neighbor, Justin Zitler. I didn’t know Shep as well as I would have liked but he was a remarkable man who survived the Holocaust and found the American Dream in New Orleans. When I feel down, I try to think of Shep and others like him who came through the worst with their humanity intact. Shep will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives he touched.
I hope that you’ll find his story interesting as well as deeply moving: