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Cecelia Higger

June 10, 2021

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Virginia Beach—Cecelia Higger, 95, a resident at Beth Sholom Terrace, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2021 in Virginia Beach. Cecelia was born in Havana, Cuba to Ida Miller and Sam Rebe. At age 19, Cecelia immigrated to America with her parents and baby sister, Sarita (Sachs). They were reunited with older sister, Rosy (Wrobel) [...]

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Steven Lieberman

June 10, 2021

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Norfolk—Steven Lieberman, 75, passed away May 27, 2021 at Norfolk Heart Hospital. Steve was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 6, 1946 to Richard and Esther Margolies Lieberman. He moved, with his family, to Roanoke, Va. and several years later to Richmond, Va. He graduated from Douglas Freeman High School, VCU, and Washington College [...]

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Irene Ida Banks Mazel

June 10, 2021

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Virginia Beach—Irene Ida Banks Mazel, 90, passed away on May 9, 2021. She was born to William and Lottie Banks, one of seven children. She graduated high school at 16 and worked for United Insurance Company from age 17 to 31. She liked to say “I had 47 men under me” to describe her responsibilities. [...]

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Kitty Friedenbach Saks

June 10, 2021

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VIRGINIA BEACH—Kitty Friedenbach Saks, 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 9, 2021 with her family by her side. Kitty lived an extraordinary life, challenged with hardship, struggle, and uncertainty as a young girl, and later as a young adult, blessed with redemption, a loving family, adoring friends and community. Kitty was a survivor of [...]

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Harry Sandler

June 10, 2021

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA—Harry Sandler, son of the late Leo Max Sandler and Eva Sherman Sandler, died peacefully in Virginia Beach the morning of May 26, 2021 at the age of 95. He was predeceased by his brother Samuel and Sam’s wife, Reba. Harry was born in Norfolk, Virginia on January 29, 1926. He attended Norfolk [...]

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Marti J. Watchel

June 10, 2021

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Portsmouth—Marti J. Watchel died on May 22, 2021. She is predeceased by a son, David William Silverstein. She is remembered by her children, Rabbi Lauren Silverstein Cohn and husband Matt Ruggles, and Jon Steven Silverstein and wife Jodie Knight, and her grandchildren, Micah Cohn, Tali Cohn, Grace Silverstein, and Debbie Silverstein. The only child of [...]

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Bernard “Bernie” Weiss

June 10, 2021

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Virginia Beach—Bernard “Bernie” Weiss passed away peacefully on May 25, 2021 at Sentara Hospice House. Bernie was the son of Sam and Louise Weiss, and was born in New York, eventually moving to Richmond, Virginia at the age of 13. He was a graduate of VCU and MCV. Bernie was a local pharmacist employed by [...]

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Louis Brenner

May 27, 2021

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PORTSMOUTH—Louis Brenner, 98, died on May 14, 2021. He was born and raised in Richmond, Va. After graduating from the University of Richmond in 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy. Upon completion of his military service, he obtained his law degree from the University of Virginia and thereafter practiced law in Portsmouth for approximately 50 [...]

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Stanley Graber

May 27, 2021

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Virginia Beach—Stanley Graber, MD, Capt.(ret.) USPHS, passed away on May 12, 2021. He was born in Brooklyn N.Y. to Hyman and Bertha Graber. He went to Brooklyn College, Downstate Medical School, with a residency in Staten Island and Baltimore. He was a Captain in the US Public Health Service and Navy. Pathologist extraordinaire—when his colleagues were [...]

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Hilda “Honey” Verschleisser

May 27, 2021

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Baltimore, MD—Hilda Rose Verschleisser (nee Peck), of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021 at the age of 76. She is survived by her children, Elka (Yosef) Shereshevsky, Reuven (Yocheved) Verschleisser, Yocheved (Michael) Glaser, Rena (Yaakov Moshe) Gelb, Chaim (Nili) Verschleisser, Mayer Verschleisser; siblings, Stanley (Nancy) Peck, David Peck, and Aaron (Carol) Peck; and [...]

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