Judy Kagan Bressler, 85, died Dec. 20, 2020. She was born in Wilno, Poland, in 1935 and immigrated with her parents to New Orleans at age 2 to escape Nazi occupation. She was the eldest daughter of Oscar and Ida Zerlin Kagan, of blessed memory.
Raised in Uptown New Orleans, she attended Isidore Newman School and Newcomb College. She married Stanley Bressler in 1956, and they were married 56 years until his death in 2012. Judy and Stanley lived most of their lives in New Orleans, except for eight years after Katrina, when they were in Atlanta. Judy was a devoted full-time Mom and served as den mother for the Cub Scout pack. After her kids were raised, she joined Stanley in the real estate business at Stan Weber and then Prudential.
Judy was predeceased by her husband, parents and sister Suzanne Wexler (Nathan). Judy is survived by her brother Bobby (Mary) of Harahan, La.; two sons Richard (Mindi), of Atlanta, and Lee (Tamie) of New Orleans; four grandchildren Daniel (Dallas, Texas), Erin (Hyannis, Mass.), Rachel (Memphis, Tenn.) and Adam (New Orleans); a niece and four nephews.
A funeral service was held Dec. 23 at a private graveside ceremony. The funeral was streamed live. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Sinai in New Orleans or the Weinstein Hospice in Atlanta, www.weinsteinhospice.org.