Kalma Gottlieb Scandaliato, best known as “Dishes,” age 80, died peacefully at her home in Metairie on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Kalma was born on January 25, 1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Robert and Celeste (Ghisalberti) Gottlieb. Kalma was a graduate of St. Mary’s Dominican High School and attended Loyola University of New Orleans. Kalma married Samuel Zengel Scandaliato, P.E. on July 1, 1961 and was a loving, supportive wife as well as a devoted mother and grandmother.
Kalma was a parishioner of St. Ann Church and National Shrine and for many years served as a Eucharistic Minister at the St. Louis Cathedral. She was a recipient of the Order of St. Louis Award for St. Louis Cathedral Parish bestowed by the Archdiocese of New Orleans. For forty-two years, Kalma was regarded as the First Lady of the Krewe of Pontchartrain Carnival Club. Kalma was a member of the Tri-Parrish Carnival Club, the Ladies Leukemia League, Friends of the Cabildo, the Elenian Club, Buona Terra Garden Club and the Green Wave Club. She was a current and founding member, as well as a past President, of La Primavera.
Kalma was an elementary school teacher having taught Kindergarten, First and Second grades. She was a licensed tour guide in the French Quarter and volunteered as a docent at the Cabildo. She was employed by SZS Consultants, Inc.
Kalma was preceded in death by her father, her beloved mother, her grandmother, Domenica Calamari and her precious dog, Miracle. Kalma is survived by her husband of fifty-seven years, Sam, her four children, Beth (Chris), Sam (Gia), David and Amy (Felix), nine grandchildren, Marshall, Addison, Belle, Spencer, Megan, Rex, Celeste, Dominic and Emma and her sister-in-law, Mary Ann.
Kalma truly lived life to the fullest. She loved New Orleans, shopping, Mardi Gras, the Saints and Tulane football. Kalma enjoyed traveling and spending weekends on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. But most of all, Kalma loved to eat, and her favorite restaurant was Mandina’s. Kalma will be missed tremendously by her family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass at St. Ann Church and National Shrine, 3601 Transcontinental Drive in Metairie, on May 10, 2019. Visitation will begin at 10 AM with the funeral Mass at 12 Noon. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery will follow the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Dominican High School, The American Cancer Society or St. Ann Church and National Shrine.
To sign the on line guest register, please visit www.Greenwoodfuneralhome.net