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Leah Belle Sachs Gardner

September 3, 2020

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Silver Spring, Md.—Leah Belle Sachs Gardner, 89, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2020. A memorial service for immediate family was held at Beth Joseph Agudath Sholom Cemetery in Madison Heights, Va. Leah Belle was born and raised in Lexington, Va. She was the neighborhood’s fastest running back, lettered in basketball in high school, and [...]

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Dr. Warren G. Karesh

September 3, 2020

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Rockville, MD.—Dr. Warren Karesh of the North End of Virginia Beach, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Beloved husband of Mimi Sunshine Karesh for 57 years. Caring father of Michael (Gayla Bassham) Karesh and Sara Karesh (David) Coxe. Also survived by sister Maxine (Mike) Kibler. Loving grandfather of Lena, Benton, and Judah Karesh and Sadie [...]

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Lois Ein Legum

September 3, 2020

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Norfolk—Lois Ein Legum passed away peacefully at age 89 on Monday, September 1, 2020. A native of South Orange New Jersey, she attended Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She married her husband of 56 years, Stanley, settling in Norfolk, Virginia. She was a very active member of the community and enjoyed her volunteer work. Having [...]

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Ina Levy

September 3, 2020

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Sarasota, Fla.—Ina Rae Burdman Levy, age 91, passed away peacefully at the Sarasota Bay Club on Sunday, August 30, 2020. Mrs. Levy was born on July 22, 1929 to Harry and Doris Burdman, in Youngstown, Ohio. Each of her parents immigrated to the United States from Russia in the 1920s. Mrs. Levy was raised in Youngstown, [...]

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Lorence “Ozzie” Roger Osmunson, III

September 3, 2020

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Virginia Beach—Lorence “Ozzie” Roger Osmunson, III, 75, died after a short illness on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at Virginia Beach General Hospital. He was born January 22, 1945, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Lorence R. and Etta Mae (Phillips) Osmunson. Ozzie graduated from Norview High School, class of 1963. Following graduation, he served with [...]

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Frances Sinker Berger

August 14, 2020

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Norfolk—Frances Sinker Berger, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2020 in a local hospital. She was a longtime clerk for Newport Pharmacy and later Colley Pharmacy in Ghent for many years. Born in Kenbridge, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Lena Gordon Sinker Weger and Samuel C. Sinker. She was preceded [...]

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Shirley Farfel Berman

August 14, 2020

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Norfolk—Shirley Farfel Berman of Norfolk, Virginia, passed away at home on July 14, 2020, at age 86. She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia, and was the valedictorian of her class. She received her college degree at Old Dominion University while a mother of four children. She was the daughter [...]

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Eli Saul Chovitz

August 14, 2020

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Virginia Beach—Eli Saul Chovitz, 90, died on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Virginia Beach, Virginia surrounded by his loving family and friends. Eli was born in Boston, Mass. on May 5, 1930, the son of Philip and Bessie Chovitz. He was a longtime resident of Portsmouth, Va. and a graduate of University of Virginia law [...]

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Aaron Benjamin Cohen

August 14, 2020

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Norfolk—Aaron Benjamin Cohen, 76, passed away July 26, 2020. A native of Lakewood, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Louis and Marion Cohen. He was a retired CPA who excelled in his private practice and made long-term connections with many of his clients. He enjoyed being involved in both Jewish and community [...]

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Stanley Edward “Stan” Garfin

August 14, 2020

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Chesapeake—Stanley Edward “Stan” Garfin, 83, passed away after an extended illness on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in a local hospital. Stan was born in Mason City, Iowa to the late Sam and Florence Garfin. Stan was a graduate of the University of Iowa with a major in speech and communications. He started his career in [...]

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