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Transgender rights activist Barbra Siperstein

February 18, 2019

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Barbra Casbar Siperstein, who fought for transgender rights in the United States after her own gender transition in middle age, has died. Siperstein died Feb. 3 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, at the age of 76. Her death came two days after a law named for her went into effect that allows New Jersey residents [...]

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Alan C. Schultz

February 18, 2019

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Clifton, Va.—Alan C. Schultz passed away peacefully at the age of 61 on January 20, 2019, at his home in Clifton, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Ramona Bourgeois; his son, Stephen of Chicago, Illinois; two daughters, Molly and Emma Gould; his parents, Harold and Elaine Schultz; his sister, Nancy Kocen and her family, [...]

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Sheila Starr Saks

February 18, 2019

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Columbia, S.C.—Sheila Starr Saks, 95, died February 1, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was born in Norfolk and was the daughter of the late Dr. Joseph and Naomi Wolf Starr. Sheila was the wife of the late Louis B. Saks, a Norfolk native. Working alongside her husband, Sheila helped with the details and business [...]

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Donald Allen Myers, Ph.D.

February 18, 2019

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Virginia Beach—Donald Allen Myers, Ph.D., died peacefully in his home early on Feb. 2. 2019, after a long struggle with dementia. He was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska in 1932, and grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and the University of Chicago, with a Ph.D. in Educational Administration. He [...]

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Janet Loewenberg

February 18, 2019

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Philadelphia—Janet Rose Loewenberg, 86, passed away on February 5, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pa. She was predeceased by her parents Philip and Bertha Rose and her beloved husband, Dr. Lee Loewenberg. She is survived by her daughters Nancy Loewenberg (Richard Marten), Ellen Promisloff (Steven) and Stephanie Metter (Dean) and her loving grandchildren, Joshua Marten (Christine), Samantha [...]

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Marlene S. Goldsticker

February 18, 2019

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Virginia Beach—Marlene S. Goldsticker passed away on February 9, 2019. In 2008, she was preceded in death by her first husband, kind and gentle Lewis J. Goldsticker. Born in New York City on March 9, 1935, and although moved to the south in her mid-20s, she is forever a “Brooklynite.” In addition to her loving [...]

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Robert S. Friedman

February 18, 2019

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Charlottesville, Va.—Robert S. Friedman, born February 15, 1942, lived a long and peaceful life devoted to inspiring the best in others. He passed away without pain on January 7, 2019 in his mountain home near Charlottesville, Virginia, surrounded by the trees and hills of the town he treasured. During his surprise illness—a very rare and [...]

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Kristen Diane Hofheimer

February 4, 2019

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Virginia Beach —Kristen Diane Hofheimer of Burnsville, North Carolina and Virginia Beach, Virginia died at home on January 18, 2019 surrounded by friends and family and her beloved ragdoll cat, Maybe. She was 49 years old. Kristen grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia where she attended Virginia Beach Friends School, and then skipped her senior [...]

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Burton H. Jaffe

February 4, 2019

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Virginia Beach —Burton H. Jaffepassed away suddenly on January 25, 2019 with his beloved wife of 50 years, Judy Meyerson Jaffe, by his side. He is predeceased by his parents Henry and Leah Jaffe, his Aunt Cecelia, and his daughter Elizabeth Grace. He is survived by his sister Rita Sue Gold and Alan Gold, his [...]

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Tamra K. Kruger

February 4, 2019

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Norfolk —Tamra K. Kruger, 89, died on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in a local hospital. Born in Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late Sol and Ida Kaplan, and was the beloved wife of Dr. Howard I. Kruger. Mrs. Kruger was a graduate of Maury High School and attended Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, [...]

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