Joseph “Joe” Gurievsky passed away peacefully on Sunday November 17, 2019 at the age of 92. He was a native of New Orleans, LA. Joseph graduated from Fortier High School and attended Loyola University in New Orleans for 2 years. He was awarded a basketball scholarship and his team won the NAIA championship in 1945, his freshman year, even though they were significant underdogs. After his sophomore year, he was drafted and spent 2 years in the Army Air Corp stationed in the Pacific. He always said that he was very lucky: had he been drafted a year earlier, he would have been fighting in the Pacific arena, a few years later, he would have been in Korea. He was selected to play on the Army basketball team & his team won the Pacific Area Championship. After returning from the Army, he opened his business and married his wife. Although Joe owned his own business and was an avid sports player, his pride & joy was his family. Loving husband of 69 1/2 years to the late Beryl Gurievsky. Father of Evelynn Freed (Michael), Mark Gurievsky, Barry Gurievsky (Darlene) and David Gurievsky (Lisa). Caring grandfather of Laura, Neal, Hannah, Emily, Kyle, Nicole, Haley and Ava. Great grandfather of Noa, Eli, Benjamin, Jack, Tobin, Evan and Remy. Son of the late Anna and Louis Gurievsky. Brother of Dr. Harry Garvin. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in Chevra Thilim Memorial Park, 5000 Iberville St. New Orleans, LA.
In lieu of flowers donations in Joseph’s name can be made to Hadassah, New Orleans Chapter.
New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah c/o Mrs. Lee Blotner 3612 N. Labarre Road Metairie LA 70002-1813
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