In memory of
Dr. Jack Steckler Zoller
In memory of
Dr. Jack Steckler Zoller
Dr. Jack Steckler Zoller died Thursday, April 2, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana surrounded by his family, in person and virtually. He went peacefully at the age of 91 due to complications from Covid-19. A lifelong New Orleanian, Dr. Zoller was born on June 5, 1928. A graduate of Fortier High School and Tulane University, Dr. Zoller received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He practiced obstetrics and gynecology for over 35 years and delivered thousands of babies. He often recalled the names of patients during a chance encounter and could be overheard saying, "Yeah, I think I delivered your sister's kids." Dr. Zoller was married to Linda Malkin Zoller, of Memphis, from 1962 until her passing in 1995. Dr. Zoller was beloved by all. Family, friends and admirers knew him as "Poppa Jack." He treated everyone with dignity and respect. Wherever he went, he had a smile on his face, always offering a kind word or gesture. Jack made everyone feel as though he was their best friend. Though he was never the loudest voice in the room, people were always drawn to listen to Jack. He was a natural emcee and expert joke teller. He was an avid skier, and a longtime, part-time local for over 40 years at his second home in Telluride, Colorado. He was a doctor who could cook, enjoyed fly fishing, jeeping, and crossword puzzles. At any rate, he was quick-witted, loving and fair. He was active on the boards and leadership of many organizations, including West Jefferson Hospital and the Jewish Federation of New Orleans. Dr. Zoller is survived by his four children David (Sissy) Zoller of Dallas, Texas, Gary (Lisa) Zoller of New Orleans, Louisiana, Glenn (Cindy) Zoller of Los Angeles, California, and Diana (Jason) Perkins of Tel Aviv, Israel; his eight grandchildren Benji, Lilly, Sammy, Zelda, Cameron, Sylvie, Liza and Lia, his partner Helen Wisdom, and countless life-long friends and extended family. Donations to the "Linda Malkin Zoller Designated Fund at the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana" in his memory are welcome. May his memory be a blessing. A celebration of Jack's life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left on his Facebook page.
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New Orleans, LA 70124
In memory of
Dr. Jack Steckler Zoller
Dr. Jack Steckler Zoller died Thursday, April 2, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana surrounded by his family, in person and virtually. He went peacefully at the age of 91 due to complications from Covid-19. A lifelong New Orleanian, Dr. Zoller was born on June 5, 1928. A graduate of Fortier High School and Tulane University, Dr. Zoller received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He practiced obstetrics and gynecology for over 35 years and delivered thousands of babies. He often recalled the names of patients during a chance encounter and could be overheard saying, "Yeah, I think I delivered your sister's kids." Dr. Zoller was married to Linda Malkin Zoller, of Memphis, from 1962 until her passing in 1995. Dr. Zoller was beloved by all. Family, friends and admirers knew him as "Poppa Jack." He treated everyone with dignity and respect. Wherever he went, he had a smile on his face, always offering a kind word or gesture. Jack made everyone feel as though he was their best friend. Though he was never the loudest voice in the room, people were always drawn to listen to Jack. He was a natural emcee and expert joke teller. He was an avid skier, and a longtime, part-time local for over 40 years at his second home in Telluride, Colorado. He was a doctor who could cook, enjoyed fly fishing, jeeping, and crossword puzzles. At any rate, he was quick-witted, loving and fair. He was active on the boards and leadership of many organizations, including West Jefferson Hospital and the Jewish Federation of New Orleans. Dr. Zoller is survived by his four children David (Sissy) Zoller of Dallas, Texas, Gary (Lisa) Zoller of New Orleans, Louisiana, Glenn (Cindy) Zoller of Los Angeles, California, and Diana (Jason) Perkins of Tel Aviv, Israel; his eight grandchildren Benji, Lilly, Sammy, Zelda, Cameron, Sylvie, Liza and Lia, his partner Helen Wisdom, and countless life-long friends and extended family. Donations to the "Linda Malkin Zoller Designated Fund at the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana" in his memory are welcome. May his memory be a blessing. A celebration of Jack's life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left on his Facebook page.
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New Orleans, LA 70124
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