Adrian Stephen Kornman passed away peacefully at his home on January 15, 2020 at the age of 77. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee on March 17, 1942 and is survived by his wife of 54 years and high school sweetheart, Naomi Garfinkle Kornman, two sons, Keith Alex Kornman (JJ) and Christopher Lee Kornman (Arian), and five grandchildren, Rebecca Reid Kornman, Jack Morrison Kornman, Benjamin Ryan Kornman, Ainsley Rachel Kornman and Noah Bonn Kornman. A brother, Kenneth Shyer Kornman of West Palm Beach, Florida and Kay Kornman Goldberg of Washington, D.C, also survive him. He is predeceased by his beloved parents, Rachel Moskovitz Kornman and Morris Kornman.
Adrian has loved construction since he was a teenager, working on building sites each summer in Nashville and New Orleans. He moved to New Orleans after graduating from the University of Alabama to build homes and businesses, eventually forming his own company, Southern Homes, in 1990. Adrian helped to develop many iconic neighborhoods and properties around the city and gulf south. Adrian served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reserves and volunteered for many causes. He helped to plant and preserve ponds and wetlands in City Park and volunteered every week at the National World War II and D-Day Museum.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Temple Sinai, 6227 St Charles Avenue. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in his memory to Temple Sinai or the National World War II Museum.
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