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Georga Yuspeh Reiss

July 4, 1932 ~ November 21, 2017 (age 85)

Georga May Yuspeh Reiss peacefully passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at the age of 85. She is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Dr. Leon Reiss, children Dr. Barbara Reiss Newman (Harry), Linda Reiss Grush (David), Michael Reiss, and Patti Reiss Micklin (David), grandchildren Eric Grush (Britton), Alex Grush (Emily), Allison Senzer, Kelsey Reiss, Jacob Micklin, Wheeler Reiss, Emily Micklin, and Georgia Reiss. She was preceded in death by her parents Paul Yuspeh and Ethyl Klinger Yuspeh and her brother, Bobby Yuspeh. Georga was a proud New Orleans native and referred to her NFL team as her “sweet Saints.” She graduated from Isidore Newman School in 1950, attended a semester at Sophie Newcomb College, and met and married Leon Reiss. While raising her family, Georga volunteered for the annual WYES auction, was an active parent at Sam Barthe, a past member of the Touro Synagogue Board of Directors, and long-time member of Touro Sisterhood. The family is incredibly grateful to Serenity Hospice, especially Anita, Marva, Teddi, Brandi, and most of all, Pat.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2 017 at 4:00 Hebrew Rest Cemetery III, 2100 Pelopidas at Frenchmen Streets. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Imagine! Foundation, 1400 Dixon Ave, Lafayette, Colorado 80026, ( would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at Arrangements by Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home of Metairie.

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