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Alvin Deutsch, 89, of New York City, New York and husband of Davida Tenenbaum Deutsch, died Wednesday morning, October 6, 2021, at his home with his wife of 54 years by his side.

“A honored name is worth more than a precious ornament.”

Graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Yale Law School. Founding partner of Linden and Deutsch, (subsequently Deutsch, Klagsbrun & Blasband) specializing in copywriting in music, theater, and publishing; partner in McLaughlin & Stern from 2001 – 2021. Adjunct professor of copyright at Cardozo Law School. Served on boards including the Johnny Mercer Foundation, the Goodspeed Opera House, and the Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries; Parnas-Presidente from 1997-2001 of Shearith Israel Synagogue founded in 1654. He was a member of the Century Club

The funeral service will take place at 12:30 Monday afternoon, October 11, 2021, at the graveside, Bonaventure Cemetery.

A memorial service will be held in New York at a future date.

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  1. David Oppenheim says:

    Very sorry for your loss. My good friend Allan Ullman used to stay with Davida and Alvin when he visited New York for medical treatments during the 1970’s. I also know that Alvin was involved with the Johnny Mercer Foundation through his longtime client , Margaret Whiting.

  2. Alissa isaacson says:


    This is Alissa isaacson, daughter of Helene Guterman Troum wishing you my deepest condolences on your loss! May his memory be a blessing for you always and I would love to reconnect with you going forward.

    Warmly, Alissa

  3. Carol kobak abrams says:

    Dear Davida, Howard and I were so sorry to learn of Alvin’s death.
    We have such fond memories of him. He was such a gentleman and a
    and a gentle man, so gracious, warm, and modest. Please know you are you are in our thoughts and hearts with our deepest condolencess.
    Sadly, Carol Abrams

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