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JOI Announces the Passing of Saul Mintz

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It is with great sadness that we begin the New Year by announcing the passing of a dear friend and member of JOI’s Board of Directors, Saul Mintz.

Prior to joining the JOI Board of Directors in 2008, Saul Mintz was a generous supporter of JOI since 2003. He also served on the President’s Advisory Board from 2006 to 2008. A graduate of Tulane University in architecture, Saul served on the boards of Tulane University President’s Council, LSU Health Sciences Foundation-Shreveport, as well as the Institute of Southern Jewish Life. He also served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and as the Chairman of Strauss Interests.

Saul was the recipient of the: ADL Torch of Liberty Award/South Central Region, Tulane University Emeritus Club’s Outstanding Alumnus Award, and the Jewish Endowment Foundation’s Tzedakah Award.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean Strauss Mintz; brother Albert Mintz and wife, Linda of New Orleans; sisters-in-law, Elaine Levy Mintz of New Orleans and Peggy Strauss Greenbaum and husband, Jim Greenbaum of Rancho Mirage, CA; children, Morris Mintz and wife, Melinda, Carolyn Kaplan and husband, Jay of Houston, TX and Sally Mann and husband, Anthony of Greenwich, CT; and his grandchildren; Mark Mintz and wife, Jennifer, Clifford and Sarah Mintz, Glynn, Layne and Jack Kaplan, Alexandra, Isabelle, Strauss and Georgia Mann; great granddaughter, Lillian Mintz; and a score of adored nieces and nephews. His daughter Carolyn Mintz Kaplan is also on the JOI Board of Directors.

To read Saul’s complete obituary, please click here.



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