Beth Donn Mancoll

January 19, 2023

Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Beth Donn Mancoll, 81, passed away peacefully at home on December 22, 2022, surrounded by her loving family, when her fourth bout with cancer overcame her.

Beth was born to Milton and Freda Fleder Donn in Norfolk, Virginia. Beth was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ronald Donn.

Beth attended Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Maury High School. She attended the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary and Endicott College before marrying and moving to West Hartford, Conn., where they raised their family for 20 years.

Beth honed her entrepreneurial skills managing her husband’s optometric practice and as a volunteer running the Mt. Sinai Hospital Gift Shop in Connecticut. Beth spent most summers with family in Virginia Beach, and eventually moved home in 1981 to the Oceans Condominium, which was a constant gathering place for family and friends. Beth started her own business, Items Unlimited, Inc., which she successfully operated for more than 30 years. Items Unlimited was as varied as its name, evolving over the years with her keen business insights.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Deborah Casey (Dr. Steven Waranch), Dr. John Mancoll (Joanna), Susan Albert (Bret), and Matthew Mancoll (Robin); grandchildren in order of appearance, Caroline, Maggie (Taylor), Joe, Emily, Alex, Mark (Makayla), Ben, Ryan, Hannah, and Molly; and siblings, Allan Donn (Susan) and Cyndi Tessler (Jacob).

Beth’s graveside service took place at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Cantor Jennifer Rueben officiating. Condolences may be left online at
www.altmeyerfh.com. Donations may be made to Virginia Beach Rescue Squad.

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