Archive | Obituaries RSS feed for this section

For a vandalized Philadelphia Jewish cemetery, it’s a new beginning

November 2, 2017

Comments Off

A Philadelphia cemetery vandalized in February has been repaired with the help of donations from around the world. Last month, Mayor Jim Kenney was part of the first official tour of the refurbished Mount Carmel Cemetery, which had 275 gravestones destroyed in the attack. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia led the restoration efforts. Nearly [...]

Continue reading...

MARILYN WITMAN

November 2, 2017

Comments Off

Virginia Beach —Marilyn Witman, 87, passed peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 19, 2017, at Beth Sholom Terrace. Born in Bronx, N.Y., to Nathan and Leah Rapport, Marilyn was married for 40 years to Herbert Cooper, deceased 1991. She lived in Queens, N.Y.; Fords, N.J.; Monroe Twsp., N.J.; then Virginia Beach. She is survived by [...]

Continue reading...

LINDA TUCKMAN SCOTT

November 2, 2017

Comments Off

Virginia Beach —Linda T. Scott, 74, passed away unexpectedly at home Saturday, October 21, 2017. She was born in California to the late Sara Swersky Tuckman and Arthur Jacob Tuckman, and was the widow of Jay Scott. She was a graduate Florida University. She is survived by her two sons, Raymond Epstein of Alpharetta, Ga.; [...]

Continue reading...

OLA FAYE WEISBERG

November 2, 2017

Comments Off

Virginia Beach —Ola “Faye” Weisberg, born in 1934 in Greenville N.C., passed away in her California home on October 7, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Herman Weisberg, sister Viola Chitty, brother Donald R. Meeks; children Michael Luper, Joanna Weisberg Wemple; step-sons Louis Weisberg, Paul Weisberg; grandchildren Rachel Luper Fleekop, Ashly [...]

Continue reading...

MAYER A. SARFAN

November 2, 2017

Comments Off

Norfolk —Mayer A. Sarfan, 89, passed away on October 21, 2017. He was a native and lifelong resident of Newport News. He started working as a teenager at Newport News Shipbuilding, while attending Newport News High School, until leaving for the University of Virginia where he obtained both his BS and law degrees. After serving [...]

Continue reading...

ALLEN GORDON RICHTER

November 2, 2017

Comments Off

Virginia Beach —Allen Gordon Richter, 90, passed away peacefully in his home in Virginia Beach on Sunday, October 29. Allen was born in Norfolk, Va., on February 7, 1927, to Solomon and Flora Richter. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Beatrice “Bebe” Kaufman (Richter) and Millie Richter. Allen was a proud graduate [...]

Continue reading...

MOLLIE MASARSKY RUBEN

November 2, 2017

Comments Off

VIRGINIA BEACH—Mollie Masarsky Ruben, 91, died October 20, 2017. Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Mollie was the daughter of the late Zeda and William Masarsky. After a whirlwind romance, in 1948, Mollie married the love of her life, Daniel Abraham Ruben, who predeceased her, and lived in Norfolk and Virginia Beach until the date of [...]

Continue reading...

TERRI F. KRUGER

November 2, 2017

Comments Off

NORFOLK—Terri F. Kruger, 60, was the daughter of Theodore Kruger and Ina J. Kruger of blessed memory. She was granddaughter of Jean and Sidney Fisher, as well as Abe and Eleanor Kruger, of blessed memory. She is survived by her sisters Shelley K. Weisberg (Jeff) of Williamsburg and Ellen K. Chapman (David) of New Orleans, [...]

Continue reading...

KURT PHILLIP CAMINER

November 2, 2017

Comments Off

Portsmouth —Kurt Phillip (Phil) Caminer, aged 93, died on September 4, 2017. A lifelong supporter of universal civil liberties and a member of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, Phil was born to an assimilated Social Democratic Party-affiliated, German Jewish family in Berlin on February 6, 1924. He escaped Germany on a “Kindertransport” to [...]

Continue reading...

My five-year-old confronts death

October 20, 2017

Comments Off

Avram Mlotek (Kveller via JTA)—We pulled up to the funeral parlor and our five-year-old, Ravi, skipped along the stairs. My partner, Yael, and I exchanged glances. We had wondered when was early enough to bring Ravi to her first funeral, but with her cousins in abundant attendance and her grandmother’s specific request that she come, [...]

Continue reading...