Eli Joseph Murov “Eli plays with heart,” commented a parent of a soccer teammate when Eli was seven. It was true. Eli also put his heart into his life for years, but he struggled mightily against an illness he could not overcome, and to which he succumbed on June 27, 2017. Eli graduated from Isidore Newman School in 2010. There, he cultivated his love for soccer. Eli was a proud member of Newman’s State Championship Soccer teams in 2009 and 2010, when he was named to the All-District team as a midfielder. He refereed and coached soccer at Newman and Crescent City Soccer. Judaism was also a big part of his life while growing up. He was a camper and then a counselor at Henry S. Jacobs Camp for 10 years. He was a Bar Mitzvah and was chosen to be one of the New Orleans representatives on the Anti-Defamation League National Youth Leadership Mission to Washington, D.C. in 2008. He spent a semester in Israel in 2012 where he taught English to immigrant 4th graders. He also volunteered at Loyola Law School's Workplace Justice Project, where he used his Spanish to help those less fortunate in efforts to recover their unpaid wages. He attended LSU and Loyola, finishing in 2016. Eli is survived by his mother, Luz Maria Molina; his father and stepmother, Ellis and Beth Murov; his stepsisters, Caroline Crosby (Tac) and Maitland Frilot; grandparents Judith Molina and Vivian Murov; and step-grandparents, Carol Lise and Irving Rosen, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many wonderful and loyal friends. Eli will be remembered as a gentle and sensitive soul, with true empathy for mankind and tenderness for all animals. He had a wry sense of humor. Those who knew him will miss him terribly.
A memorial service will be held at the Feibelman Chapel of Temple Sinai, 6221 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM, with visitation beginning at 10:30 AM. A reception will follow. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), 1538 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115. Condolences may be expressed online at www.tharpsontheimerfh.com.
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