Edward Joseph Zerlin, age 93, a native of New Orleans, died Sunday, October 16, 2016. Beloved husband of Charlotte Opatowsky Zerlin. Beloved father of Michael Zerlin and wife Rachel Krimkowitz, Eileen Zerlin Fisher and husband Harold, and Ann Zerlin Streiffer and husband Richard; Grandfather of Sara Mayeux and husband Ernesto Montano, Rebecca and Kerri Zerlin, Rabbi Micah Streiffer and wife Shoshana, Adam Streiffer and wife Taiya, Ellie Streiffer and husband Ben Horwitz. Great grandfather of Ari Montano, Jeremiah, Noam, Yair, and Natan Streiffer, Ezra, Orli and Meital Horwitz. Brother of Betty Zelman and husband Louis, and the late David and Maurice Zerlin (and wife Helen Sperling). Also survived by nieces and nephews. Mr. Zerlin was son of the late George and Sophie Latter Zerlin. Mr. Zerlin was a lifelong member of Congregation Gates of Prayer, and was a graduate of Samuel J. Peters High School. He served during World War II in the United States Coast Guard. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM from Gates of Prayer Cemetery (Joseph Street) with Rabbi Robert Loewy officiating. Kindly omit flowers. Memorials are suggested to Gates of Prayer Synagogue, 4000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, LA 70002 or the charity of your choice. THARP-SONTHEIMER-THARP of Metairie is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed online at www.tharpsontheimerfh.com.
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