Alan Herman Finkelstein

Alan Herman Finkelstein passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the age of 86. He was the beloved husband of the late Gayle Defourneaux Finkelstein. Loving father of AJ Finkelstein (Jan), Eddie Finkelstein, Lisa Brouillette (Jim), Barbara Williamson, Gayle Livaccari (Eppy) and David Finkelstein (Terri). Son of the late Solomon and Rose Latter Finkelstein. Brother of the late Harry Finkelstein (Leona) and Selma Blotner (Joe). Brother-in-law of Carol Schlink. Proud grandfather of Joseph & Eppy Livaccari, Gavin & Ricky Williamson, Jennifer Gauthier, Courtney Nunez, Austin Finkelstein, Brian & Lajette Scott and Isabella Finkelstein. Great grandfather of Clifton & Dixie Mullen. He is also survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and especially his dog, Sweetie.

Alan was born in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish where he enjoyed a long career as a grain inspector, along with spending time with his family and friends. He was well loved and will be forever remembered as a loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather, brother and a friend of many, who loved his trips to the casino and treasured his family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral service in Alan’s memory beginning at 10:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit