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Jerome “Jerry” Greenberg

November 5, 2020

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Virginia Beach—Jerome “Jerry” Greenberg, 88 years old, passed away at home on October 23, 2020. Jerry was born in Chicago on November 7, 1931. He spent four years in the Navy and then settled in Norfolk, Va. and became an entrepreneur. He is survived by his longtime partner, LaVerne Shapkoff; his children, David Greenberg, Tami [...]

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Alvin Margolius Jr., MD

November 5, 2020

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Norfolk—Alvin Margolius Jr., MD, 94, died peacefully at home on Sunday, November 1, 2020. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia on January 31, 1926 to the late Alvin and Elise Levy Margolius. After graduating from Maury High School in 1943, he entered John Hopkins University. His stay at Hopkins was short-lived due to WWII at [...]

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Bonnie Louis Reshefsky

November 5, 2020

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Virginia Beach—Bonnie Louis Reshefsky, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife Beth Sue Reshefsky and his children Terry (Jeffrey) Tessler, Brian (Jessica) Reshefsky, Andrew Reshefsky, his grandchildren Skylar, Laine, and William and his sisters Carol (James) Krochmal and Susan (Mayer) Levy. Bonnie graduated the class of [...]

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Leonard Willard Saunders

November 5, 2020

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Jupiter, Fla.—Leonard Willard Saunders, 90, originally of Norfolk, died Sunday, October 25, 2020. Affectionately called Lenny, he was the youngest of the five children, Ella Saunders Salomonsky, Lorraine Saunders Friedenberg, Thelma Saunders Steingold, and David Saunders, all of blessed memory, of Isaac and Rose Fine Saunders, who immigrated from Lithuania. A first-generation American, Lenny grew [...]

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Abraham Grossman, 95, fled Germany as a boy but returned as a soldier bearing Jewish insignia

November 5, 2020

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When Abraham Grossman was a teenager, he fled his native Germany on what came to be known as the kindertransport, a rescue effort that brought about 10,000 Jewish children fleeing the Nazis to England. He returned just a few years later, but by then he was as a proud fighter in the British Army’s Jewish [...]

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Adel Mazel Kruger

October 22, 2020

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Norfolk—Mrs. Adel M. Kruger, 93, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020. She was born to Sarah and Simon Mazel in Norfolk. Adel graduated from Maury High School before attending the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary, and obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Education from George Washington University. Adel was a proud [...]

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Ritty Baumgard Margulies

October 22, 2020

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Norfolk—Ritty Baumgard Margulies, 102, passed away on October 19, 2020, in Norfolk, Va. She was born in 1918 to Samuel and Sarah Siegel Baumgard. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Loyce Robinson, brother, Rabbi Herbert Baumgard, and her first husband, Fred Richter and second husband, Irving Margulies. She was a loving [...]

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Sarah Blumenthal Zedd

October 22, 2020

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Yorktown, Va.—Sarah Blumenthal Zedd, 95, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020, in Yorktown, Va. She was the former owner, with her husband, of the A&B Market in South Norfolk. Born in Portsmouth, Va., she was the daughter of the late Morris and Bertha Rosenblatt Blumenthal. She was preceded in death by both her beloved [...]

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Bernard Cohen, who brought Loving v. Virginia to the Supreme Court Ron Kampeas

October 22, 2020

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—Bernard Cohen, the lawyer whose volunteer gig with the ACLU led him to make history when he successfully argued that the Supreme Court should overturn laws banning interracial marriage, has died at 86. Cohen died on Monday, Oct. 12 at an assisted living home in Fredericksburg, Virginia, The Washington Post reported. He had Parkinson’s [...]

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Israel’s oldest man – Marcy Oster

October 22, 2020

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(JTA)—Israel’s oldest man, Shlomo Sulayman, has died at the age of 117. Sulayman died earlier this month with his family by his side, according to Ynet. He is survived by six children as well as “dozens of grandkids, great, and great-great grandkids.” Sulayman was living on his own and his mind was clear until the [...]

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