Samson Lushtak

January 31, 1921 ~ May 5, 2020 (age 99)


Samson Lushtak passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at the age of 99.  He was born in Odessa, Ukraine in 1921. Samson served in the Russian military for all 4 years during World War II, fighting against the Nazis. After the war, he graduated from the University with a degree in Marine Engineering.  He worked for many years in the Odessa Port, the Moscow Port, and after immigrating to the United States with his family in 1978, he continued his career at the Port of New Orleans. Samson will be remembered for his wit, easygoing nature, great sense of humor, and kindness. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Yvgenia Lushtak.  He was also preceded in death by his second wife, Ellaida Neiman. He is survived by his daughter, Faina Lushtak, his granddaughter and her husband, and his two great-grandchildren.  Samson will be greatly missed, as he was an extraordinary father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.  He will always be in our hearts. Due to Covid-19, services will be privately held by the family. A memorial service for friends will be held at a later date. To share memories and condolences, please visit

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